The Government’s multi-billion euro broadband plan is at risk of being derailed after an Oireachtas committee called for a three-month freeze of the project to force a re-examination of its €3bn cost and the entire tendering process.
Wed, 21 Aug, 2019
DUP leader Arlene Foster has threatened to seek the appointment of “direct rule ministers” in Northern Ireland “early in the new year” unless the near year-long Stormont stalemate is brought to an end in the coming weeks.
Tue, 02 Jan, 2018
Taoiseach Enda Kenny will formally launch the first meeting of the citizens’ assembly today as the independent group’s members begin examining potential changes to abortion laws; fixed-term parliaments; and how Ireland is tackling the climate change crisis.
Sat, 15 Oct, 2016
”There’s obviously a feeling, no doubt, in certain quarters, and I don’t know exactly the reasons, some aren’t happy with the coverage,” said GAA President Aogán Ó Fearghail last week, referring to the ongoing negative reaction to the GAA’s decision to sell exclusive rights to championship matches to Sky Sports.
Thu, 21 Jan, 2016
If weekend reports that gardaí are still cancelling penalty points for law-breaking drivers are true, and there is absolutely no reason to imagine that they are not, then our police force has become a sorry, dysfunctional and, though it is tragic and frightening to have to use these descriptions, a corrupt and out-of-control force.
Mon, 15 Sep, 2014
Politicians, many of whom admitted to being heavily lobbied by prospective adoptive parents, have locked horns with children’s rights groups and the Adoption Authority over the sharp drop in children available for intercountry adoption.
Fri, 27 Jun, 2014