Sean Fleming

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John McGuinness: he said rank-and-file party members were unhappy with the extension to the deal that underpins the Fine Gael-led minority government

Fianna Fáil TDs exchanged public insults on Wednesday as bitterness between an outspoken party TD and his colleagues intensified. John McGuinness, a (...)

Building telecoms infrastructure in rural parts is proving a headache for governments across the world, principally because the technology and the demand it spawns keeps evolving.

The State’s largest telcos will appear before the Public Accounts Committee on Thursday to explain why they have shunned the National Broadband Plan ((...)

EU Council President Donald Tusk and  Leo Varadkar gesture as they give statements after a meeting at the European Council headquarters. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

To Hell and Back . . . Theresa May travels to Brussels on Thursday to meet EU leaders including president of the European Council Donald Tusk. His co(...)

Commercial broadband providers currently advertise speeds of 100 mbps, 360 mbps and even 1,000 mbps. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

The backers of the €1.5 billion plus national Broadband plan have clashed with the chairman of the Public Accounts Committee Sean Fleming, after he ci(...)

Seán Ó Fearghaíl, Ceann Comhairle: “That was a decision that the Public Accounts Committee made itself and it is empowered to make these decisions”.

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) was “treading on embers” when it decided to investigate spending in Áras an Uachtaráin in the run-up to the presid(...)

Declan O’Callaghan, of Ballaghaderreen, Co Roscommon, was suspended in July by the High Court. Photograph: Collins

Until last Wednesday afternoon, a shy middle-aged Roscommon wife and mother was unsure whether she was destined to lose her family home in the days be(...)

EIB president Werner Hoyer: “If we cannot stop this trend towards the return of protectionism…we are going to live in a much less comfortable continent and world very soon.”

The European Investment Bank president has warned that “If we cannot stop this trend towards the return of protectionism…we are going to live in a muc(...)

Public Accounts Committee chairman Seán Fleming said the State was missing out on significant additional resources because of the amount of tax that remained under appeal. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan

Three large corporation tax bills, worth more than €100 million each, have yet to be collected by Revenue because of a backlog of appeals at the Tax A(...)

Labour health spokesman Alan Kelly said delays in reading   smears created a “serious risk”. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

There is a “risk” to women who require routine smears because their tests are facing 20-week delays in being read due to a backlog created by the Cerv(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has defended the Minister for Health Simon Harris and said the HSE’s practice of passing its problems onto the Department of Health needs to change.  Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has defended the Minister for Health Simon Harris and said the HSE’s practice of passing its problems onto the Department of He(...)

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