Timmy Dooley

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Fianna Fáil TD Timmy Dooley, who favours repealing the Eighth Amendment, has described as “disgusting” graphic anti-abortion material which was sent to him in an envelope franked with a Government harp.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw.

Fianna Fáil TD Timmy Dooley, who favours repealing the Eighth Amendment, has described as “disgusting” graphic anti-abortion material which was sent t(...)

One of the more intriguing subplots in the shocking Independent News & Media (INM) data breach concerns the involvement of a former Irish Army mem(...)

Volvo hybrid car  connected to a charging point. Photograph: Reuters/Phil Noble

Only four of the State’s 6,600-strong fleet of publicly-owned vehicles are electrically-powered – one less than last year, latest figures show. Despi(...)

About 542,000 homes and businesses across the State stand to benefit from the State-subsidised National Broadband Plan.

The Government’s broadband tender process remains competitive even with just one bidder left in the race, the most senior official in charge of the pr(...)

Eir’s decision to withdraw from the NBP was ‘regrettable’, Minister for Communications Denis Naughten told an Oireachtas committee. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins.

The sole remaining bidder in the Government’s National Broadband Plan (NBP) is “really committed” to the project and “there is no sense of stopping th(...)

Campaigners voice their support for  the Climate Emergency Measures Bill outside Leinster House. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Despite strong Government opposition, a Bill to end the granting of licences for fossil fuel exploration and extraction in Ireland is set to clear its(...)

 Fianna Fáil TD Anne Rabbitte, party spokesman  on communications Timmy Dooley and Fianna Fáil technology spokesman  James Lawless  speaking to media at Leinster House regarding the party’s  private member’s  motion on the delivery of   broadband.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Minister for Communications Denis Naughten has rejected a Fianna Fáil demand for an independent review of the Government’s broadband plan. “I have co(...)

Minister for Communications Denis Naughten announcing details of the National Broadband Plan last April. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Fianna Fáil is calling for an independent review of the Government’s broadband procurement process following Eir’s surprise decision to quit the proce(...)

Minister Denis Naughten with Richard Moat, CEO eir. File photograph: MaxwellPhotography.ie

Fine Gael TDs have raised concerns about the effect of Eir’s decision to withdraw its bid for the national rural broadband scheme. The company, the S(...)

Telecommunications company Eir has withdrawn from the broadband procurement process to provide infrastructure to 542,000 homes and business premises dotted throughout rural Ireland. Photograph: Maxwells

The absence of high-speed broadband across much of rural Ireland has been one of the major failures of government over the past decade. That is why th(...)

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