Richard Bruton

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Spectacular view of Mullaghmore Head in Co Sligo. Many politicians are heading for the Wild Atlantic Way during their time off. Photograph: iStock

Flare-ups between politicians in the final hours before Dáil Éireann rises for the summer recess are par for the course, but there was an edge to exch(...)

NBI is investing €223m in equity and working capital as part of its initial funding of the project, while the State subsidy is capped at €2.97 billion

National Broadband Ireland (NBI), the company contracted to deliver the €3 billion plan to provide broadband to areas without services, has said custo(...)

The then taoiseach Leo Varadkar and US businessman David McCourt, who leads The Irish Broadband consortium, signed the National Broadband plan last November. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A redacted version of the €3 billion National Broadband Plan (NBP) contract is to be published on the Department of Communications website shortly, so(...)

The return of Champions League and Europa League is bringing advertisers back to Virgin Media. Photograph: Ina Fassbender/AFP via Getty Images

Virgin Media Television is toasting the return of live sport with a month of Champions League and Europa League action kicking off this week. But the(...)

A windfarm at Carnsore Point, Co Wexford. “If [climate] commitments are not specific, how can we know whether they have been kept or not? And if we don’t know that, the whole thing is a charade.” File photograph: Getty

So, Fine Gael fans were thrilled to discover, from a widely circulated picture of a half-naked Richard Bruton, that the former minister for communicat(...)

Richard Bruton: Dishy Dickie gets the Washboard of the Season award

We begin with a very happy birthday to Micheál Martin who is 60 today. What’s the star sign for August 1st? The Taoiseach is a Leo. Oh. Sure never (...)

Richard Bruton, the new chairman of Fine Gael’s parliamentary party. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

An urban-versus-rural battle in Fine Gael this week revived memories of the Great Heave of 2010, when country and western Enda Kenny routed the leader(...)

Richard Bruton: pandemic has ‘shown Fine Gael at its best’. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Richard Bruton has been unanimously elected as the new chairman of the Fine Gael parliamentary party. The Dublin Bay North TD stood unopposed at a me(...)

The Government launched a public consultation process on Thursday about guidelines for remote working. Photograph: Joe Giddens/PA

Two Government departments had “working from home” policies in place before the coronavirus pandemic, it has emerged. Most other departments have not(...)

President Michael D Higgins presents new Ministers with their seals of office. Photograph: Maxwells

The weather gods were unable to decide their attitude to the new government on Saturday. By turns they battered the national convention centre with la(...)

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