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National broadband rollout would cost 'multiples of €500m' Risk of poor value: Catherine Murphy, Social Democrats TD. Photo: Gareth Chaney, Collins The top civil servant associated with the National Broadband Plan has confirmed the rural scheme would cost "multiples" of an initial €500m estimate. Communications Department secretary general Mark Griffin said the reason for the higher cost was the initial cost projection...
McAleese: It's a chance to reframe debate on Irish unity Warning: Mary McAleese said Brexit provides a ‘sobering’ lesson. Photo: INM Former President Mary McAleese has said Brexit has provided an unexpected opportunity to reframe the debate on Irish unity. In a wide-ranging contribution on Brexit and the political paralysis that has taken hold in Westminster, Ms McAleese compared the current situation...
Father who shook baby son to death jailed for 15 years Sam Gildea, 30, of Partington, Greater Manchester, admitted the manslaughter of baby Alfie. Alfie Gildea was killed by his father Sam (Greater Manchester Police/PA) A father who violently shook his four-month-old son to death has been jailed for a total of 15 years. Sam Gildea, 30, of Partington, Greater Manchester, admitted the...
Household debt shrinks to 2003 levels but economic risk remains High price: Household debt hit a peak of 212pc of disposable income in 2009. Stock image Even though household and company debt remain high by international standards, they have fallen sharply and may now be in line with the underlying fundamentals of the economy, according to the Department of Finance. Yesterday's report...
'Quirke had nothing good to say about Bobby Ryan,' brother tells the jury Patrick Quirke at court yesterday. Photo: Collins Courts Patrick Quirke "hadn't anything good to say about Bobby Ryan" and asked Mary Lowry's brother to "talk sense" into her, the Tipperary murder trial heard. Eddie Quigley told the court he was the older brother of Ms Lowry and had always...
Editorial: 'A thundering disgrace and a minister who cannot stay' 'McGrath’s record on disabilities is noble. But that doesn’t afford a pass.' Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins A thundering disgrace. The infamous language used by Defence Minister Paddy Donegan to describe President Cearbhall Ó Dalaigh certainly springs to mind. The President's 'sin' was to refer the Government's tough new anti-terrorist emergency powers legislation...
Bring them home: Minister plans UAE trip to tackle teacher crisis Mission: Joe McHugh wants to tackle teacher shortages Education Minister Joe McHugh is heading to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) within months to talk to Irish teachers about coming home. As primary and post-primary schools struggle to fill vacancies, it is estimated at least 6,000 Irish teachers are working abroad, with...
Bid to attract one million tourists by 2023 to boost local economy Tom Banville of Wexford Enterprise A unique, wow visitor experience - coupled with several engaging cluster experiences - is needed to boost visitor numbers to the county. This is the view of Wexford County Council's executive who believe the future of tourism within the county lies in cluster experiences and...
Sinn Fein's support plummets after 'England get out of Ireland' banner controversy Sinn Fein leader Mary Lou McDonald SINN Fein’s popularity has plummeted weeks after party leader Mary Lou McDonald posed behind a controversial banner reading “England get out of Ireland” at the St Patrick’s Day parade in New York City. Ms McDonald was roundly condemned by political leaders after she was...
David Chance: 'Bond market inversion is early red flag for recession' Saturday Insight Traders react to market events on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange It is time to start worrying about the global economy, and it is not economists crying wolf this time, it is the bond market sending an urgent signal that has not been seen since 2007...

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