Denis Naughton

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Minister for Communications Denis Naughten said An Post’s plan would be presented to a board in four to six weeks, and then to Government. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Minister for Communications Denis Naughten insists the future of An Post is “not as negative” as some reports “have suggested”as postmasters plan to p(...)

Custody battle: Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Fianna Fáil’s Micheál Martin. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

After a “seismic shift” and months of agonised huffing and puffing, Election 2016 produced a runt of a Dáil. They had to call it something.(...)

‘Irish Examiner’ owner, Cork-based Landmark Media, is reportedly considering a deal with INM as one way of tackling its €21m debt. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Irish Independent and Herald owner is in talks with the rival Irish Examiner and Evening Echo about a possible takeover, according to the Sunday T(...)

Delegates look at a screen showing a world map with climate anomalies during a World Climate Change Conference  at Le Bourget, near Paris. File photograph: Stephane Mahe/Reuters

The Green Party has criticised the Government for “committing public money” to the development of Ireland’s petroleum industry less than 24 hours afte(...)

The number of delayed and uncertain start-up dates in the Government’s plan for a rejuvenation of rural communities offers a worrying insight into off(...)

‘Brendan Ogle will announce he is retiring from trade union activism to pursue a full-time career in light entertainment.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

JANUARY On New Year’s Day, as temperatures across the country plunge, a select group of financiers and property developers gather at the Central Ban(...)

‘The Dáil parties and Independent groupings, having lined up in Government and Opposition, are frozen in position for fear that any sudden movement may cause the whole thing to come to an end.’

In various chats and social encounters with a broad spectrum of politicians, political staffers and officials this month, I asked each to give a word (...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin at the 1916 Arbour Hill commemoration ceremony on April 24th, 2016. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

On Thursday this Christmas Week, the queues were out the door. They had to put crowd control barriers along the footpath on Bow Street to keep people (...)

Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Denis Naughten’s decision to support a prohibition on hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) fo(...)

Independent News and Media chief executive Robert Pitt is said to have considered his position after dispute with company chairman Leslie Buckley. Photograph: Alan Betson

If Denis O’Brien was unhappy about recent events at Independent News and Media, the 2.6 per cent drop in its share price in Dublin yesterday won’t hav(...)

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