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Micheál Martin, as the alternative taoiseach to Leo Varadkar, will face more scrutiny ahead of the next election than at any time in the past. Photograph:  Tom Honan

Even though it was a statement of the obvious, it still gave pause for thought. Regina Doherty, the Minister for Social Protection, was on RTÉ’s Morn(...)

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An Oireachtas committee is to recommend that a majority of the directors of the company set to supply broadband to hundreds of thousands of rural home(...)

 British prime minister Boris Johnson: brutal cabinet purge and appointments signal his determination to get a grip on the machinery of government. Photograph: Simon Dawson

Boris Johnson’s first week as prime minister has shown his strengths as a politician, as he brought vigour and focus to a government that has been lis(...)

Fianna Fáil TD Timmy Dooley said the Government’s ‘lack of experience and arrogance will hurt Ireland in the coming months’.  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has moved to reassert his party’s position on Brexit after one of his senior TDs accused Taoiseach Leo Varadkar of f(...)

Eir CEO Carolan Lennon and Eir’s director of regulatory and public policy Gary Healy, before going in front of an Oireachtas committee. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Is Eir attempting to torpedo the National Broadband Plan (NBP)? Ireland’s largest telco threw the process into chaos last month, claiming it could do (...)

ESB Networks said the company had an appreciation of staff coming forward with their concerns.

An ESB employee who made a number of protected disclosures under the whistleblower legislation has said he was asked to sign a “gagging clause” as pa(...)

Minister for Communications Richard Bruton said the Eir offer to provide the service more cheaply  “by abandoning all of the protections that were included, namely, the clawbacks, penalty clauses, performance requirements, distinct governance and upfront capital”. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Telecoms company Eir would “jettison essential conditions” to protect the State and rural users if its offer to provide the national broadband plan wa(...)

An Oireachtas committee is currently investigating the National Broadband Plan. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

David McCourt, the chief executive of the preferred bidder for the National Broadband Plan (NBP), has refused an invitation to appear before the Oirea(...)

While the accord makes the EU the first major economy to strike a comprehensive trade deal with Mercosur, it drew furious reaction from farmers  concerned about the potential for a surge in beef imports. File photograph: Getty

A landmark trade deal between the EU and a number of South American countries can be “tweaked”, Minister of State for Housing Damien English has said,(...)

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan: he said  transport elements were “woeful, lacking ambition in seeking real efficiency and long-term decarbonisation”

Minister for Climate Action Richard Bruton has rejected claims by the Green Party and People Before Profit that measures on public transport in the Go(...)

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