Communications Minister Richard Bruton has warned there will be "no way" to avoid the new phone and laptops TV licence fee - even if people can prove they are not watching RTÉ or only using devices for Netflix.
The Department of Communications has insisted it has no role in deciding which of An Post’s four mail centres is to be closed, following the passing of a Dáil motion calling on the Government to instruct the company to keep its centre in Cork.
Fianna Fáil has raised concerns that the HSE will have overspent by “several hundred million” by year-end after the health minister revealed that it had run up a revenue deficit of more than €116m by the end of April.
If there was any doubt about the Government’s view on the proliferation of hateful and harmful content on the internet, you’d need only to sit quietly for a moment and wait for the echo that has been making its way around the corridors of power to reach you.
The Taoiseach has indicated that the Government could restart the National Broadband Plan (NBP) tender process after Eir claimed they could deliver the high speed network for one third of the current price.
The broadcasting watchdog’s appeal for special powers to regulate online content and social media has come under fire, with one critic claiming the authority lacks the “right institutional instincts and experience” for the task.