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The State is planning to invest as much as €512 million in a new rural broadband scheme which  was given the green light by Cabinet last week. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Over one million homes and businesses in rural Ireland are set to be connected to high-speed broadband after the Government approved the inves(...)

Relatives show pictures of garment workers believed to be trapped under the rubble of the collapsed Rana Plaza building last year. Clothes brands have been criticised for not doing enough to help families of victims. Photograph: Reuters

A call has been made for well known clothes brands to make “immediate and significant” payments to a fund set up to raise money for the victims(...)

The cost of rebuilding a home has risen slightly over the last 12 months

The cost of rebuilding a home has risen slightly over the last 12 months but it(...)

The finances of Irish households are continuing to improve gradually, according to a new (...)

Tesco’s real problem comes with a German accent. It is struggling to come to terms with the threat posed by Aldi and, to a lesser extent, Lidl. Photograph: Luke MacGregor/Reuters

Tesco’s pre-eminence in the Irish supermarket sector looked to be untouchable in the autumn of 2012. It commanded 28.6 per cent of the market, (...)

Tesco remains the most supermarket, but the new figures covering the 12 weeks up to the end of March, show its market share falling from 27.5 per cent at the end of March last year to its current level of 26 per cent. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

SuperValu continues to close the gap on market-leader Tesco and while its market share has dipped slightly over the last 12 weeks, it is now less t(...)

Land of fair foreigners: members of Fingal Living History Group. Photograph: Alan Betson

It has been a difficult week to be a Fingallian. It felt as if the clocks had been turned back, that the dark shadow of anti-Fingal sentiment o(...)

The decision to merge the NCA with the Competition Authority is is not even the current Government’s policy – it was announced in a budget speech by the late Brian Lenihan almost five years ago.

While consumers were promised a “watchdog with real teeth” by Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton as he publishe(...)

 One Big Switch co-founder Oliver Tattan at the launch of the One Big Switch Energy Offer  in Dublin yesterday.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A national energy switching campaign that has attracted more than 40,000 members has reached agreement with Bord Gáis E(...)

The launch of an online database of 70,000 people buried in Mount Saint Lawrence Cemetery is the first in a series of cemetery projects aimed at establishing a social history of Limerick. Some adults are not willing to admit there is any downside to pornography, even as it normalises violence in sexual relationships and becomes progressively more misogynistic. Web http internet online

The impact technology continues to have on Irish society has been highlighted in survey which suggests people are increasingly reliant on inter(...)

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