Pat Breen

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Fine Gael junior minister Pat Breen is reported in the Sunday Business Post as having held a number of meetings with the lead bidder for the National Broadband Plan. Photograph: Tom Honan

Fine Gael junior minister Pat Breen held a number of meetings with the lead bidder for the National Broadband Plan (NBP), the Sunday Business Post rep(...)

Minister of State Pat Breen. Photograph: Tom Honan.

It was “unwise”of Minister of State Pat Breen to pass on an invitation from a key bidder for the National Broadband Plan to his then senior colleague (...)

David McCourt with former minister for communications, Denis Naughten. Photograph: Andrew Downes

It was Denis Naughten’s ambiguity about his meetings with the lead bidder for the National Broadband Plan, among other concerns, that spooked Leo Vara(...)

Simon Harris: ‘It was disgraceful conduct. He should apologise and correct the record of the Dáil’. Photograph: Collins

Minister for Health Simon Harris has hit out at Micheál Martin over what he described as the Fianna Fáil leader’s “disgraceful conduct” in the lead up(...)

Denis Naughten: His departure from Government reduces the number of votes the Taoiseach can command in the Dáil to 54 – three short of a bare majority when Fianna Fáil abstains. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The shock resignation of the Minister for Communications, Denis Naughten, on Thursday has further eroded the Government’s working majority in the Dáil(...)

The Dáil was told Minister of State Pat Breen organised and attended one of the private dinners between then minister for communications Denis Naughten and a key bidder for the rural broadband contract David McCourt.

Minister of State Pat Breen has outlined meetings he had with David McCourt, the key bidder in the broadband procurement process, and has said he know(...)

Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys: ‘We need to see an acceleration in contingency planning in the coming months.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Business preparedness for Brexit remains low and an “acceleration in contingency planning” is needed, the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innova(...)

Credit guarantee scheme facilitates lending to SMEs which would otherwise by declined by lenders due to insufficient collateral. Photograph: iStock

The State’s credit guarantee scheme (CGS) has delivered more than €93 million in loans to small and medium enterprises since its foundation in late 20(...)

The ferry terminal has lain empty since 2015 when sailings ceased. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A proposal to turn the former Dún Laoghaire Ferry Terminal into a “digital technology hub” which could support up to 1,000 jobs and 50 companies has r(...)

Minister for Trade Pat Breen: positive signs in the relationship between the EU and the United States, despite recent turmoil. File photograph: Tom Honan

Minister of State for Trade Pat Breen has called on the EU and the United States to “step from the brink” amid signs of escalating tensions between th(...)

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