Building the Government Cloud Network

Vodafone’s Enterprise Director, Anne Sheehan, discusses the Government Cloud Network and the company’s move into hosting and cloud services with Owen McQuade. It has been an extremely busy period for Vodafone Ireland. The company is embarking on a comprehensive investment programme, with over €1 billion invested to date and a planned investment of €550 million over the next three years to bring 3G data to areas where there is already voice coverage and to bring 4G and high speed fibre broadband throughout Ireland. The telecoms giant has also set...[full story]

eolas issues

Connecting customers to a digital government

Today’s customers reside in a Digital Economy, one that’s mobile and social, where the new single currency is one of connectivity and exchange. The...[full story]

Economic recovery and the public sector

Outgoing Director of the ESRI reflects on the economic crisis and lessons for public policy. Ireland was very fortunate that the government adopted...[full story]

The freedom to deploy the right technology, right now

IT Financing Solutions for Public Sector bodies. The demand for IT agility is becoming more acute as organisations need to accelerate growth, accommodate...[full story]

Raising maths and science standards

Peter Cheney assesses Ireland’s latest OECD rankings and how improvements can be achieved. One in seven Irish students fail to gain basic skills...[full story]

Renewing the Civil Service

Dr Orlaigh Quinn, Assistant Secretary, Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, talks to Owen McQuade about the progress made with implementing...[full story]

Arthur Cox: A leading Irish law firm for environment and planning

Arthur Cox outlines some of the key areas of expertise within the firm’s Environment and Planning Group and profiles its key individuals. The...[full story]

Grexit is still an option

Peter Cheney assesses how Greece’s debt crisis could potentially impact on Ireland. Integration can no longer be taken for granted as national...[full story]

SSE – Proud to make a difference to the future of Ireland’s energy supply

In June, An Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD cut the ribbon on Ireland’s newest power plant, SSE’s 464MW Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) at Great Island...[full story]

Low Pay Commission recommends a minimum wage increase

eolas examines the recommendations of the Low Pay Commission’s recent report. In its very first report to Government, published last month, the...[full story]

Changing the way we do business

Jim Leahy from the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer on how the Government Cloud Network is changing the way the public service...[full story]

Creating a real Republic

Sinn Féin Vice-President Mary Lou McDonald discusses the party’s development and policy priorities with Owen McQuade. As 2016 approaches, she...[full story]


Round table discussion

The rise of digital

EY hosted a round table discussion on how the rise of digital technology impacts on the workplace and...[full story]

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Agriculture food report

Glanbia looks to the future with confidence

Post-quota, milk supplies to Glanbia are on the rise. After...[full story]

Ó Cuív demands EU deals with farmers’ prices

Fianna Fáil’s spokesperson for agriculture Éamon...[full story]

Farm productivity “must improve” in Ireland

Alan Renwick, Professor of Agriculture and Food Economics...[full story]

Farming focused on economic and environmental sustainability

The Irish Farmers’ Association is the representative...[full story]

Further expansion of agri-food sector “inevitable”

Kevin Tuck, of animal nutrition firm Alltech, talks...[full story]

Sustainable exports

Bord Bia Chief Executive Aidan Cotter speaks to Owen...[full story]

Dairy a key growth driver for Ireland

eolas looks at how the end of EU milk quotas will...[full story]

Trusted and respected in our communities

Being a responsible and sustainable business is not...[full story]

Hogan sets out his priorities for the future

EU Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan outlines what...[full story]

Positive prospects

Writing for eolas, Minister for Agriculture, Food...[full story]

Reaching our potential

Ministerial Introduction · Simon Coveney TD Ireland...[full story]

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Social housing report

Shaping a positive future

Barry O’Leary, Chief Executive of the Housing Finance Agency (HFA), says that with a recent €300...[full story]

Inner city goodwill

Brother Kevin Crowley, 80, founded the Capuchin Day Centre for Homeless People in inner city Dublin...[full story]

The social housing challenge in a housing system at the crossroads

Rory O’Donnell, Director of National Economic and Social Council, gives an overview of developments...[full story]

Measuring homelessness

eolas examines the level of homelessness in Ireland and the Government’s action plan for helping those...[full story]

Growth of the private rented sector: Key issues

Dr David Duffy, senior research officer with The Economic and Social Research Insitute, looks at the...[full story]

Fianna Fáil’s roadmap

The party proposes State grants to help new buyers secure deposits and more flexibility for local authorities. ‘Supporting...[full story]

Delivering social housing

Bairbre Nic Aongusa, Assistant Secretary in the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government...[full story]

Dealing with demand for social housing

The vision of the Social Housing Strategy 2020 is that access to secure, good quality, affordable housing...[full story]

Building Homes / Supporting Communities

RESPOND! Housing Association is Ireland’s leading housing charity which seeks to create a positive...[full story]

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Digital transformation report

Connecting customers to a digital government

Today’s customers reside in a Digital Economy, one that’s mobile and social, where the new single...[full story]

Processing payments in the digital age

This article looks at the digital architecture behind payments for public services and considers how...[full story]

Driving Digital Transformation

Pat Millar, Managing Director, Clarion Consulting Limited, outlines how he sees ‘digital’ impacting...[full story]

White launches consultation on new broadband intervention strategy

eolas unpacks the Government’s roadmap towards achieving 100 per cent high speed broadband access...[full story]

Fast-growing Clanwilliam Group drives innovation in healthcare

Recent advancements in healthcare technology have attracted a lot of attention and are beginning to revolutionise...[full story]

Government Data Forum

By 2020, Ireland’s digital economy is projected to be worth €21.1 billion or 10 per cent of GDP....[full story]

Wearable technologies

Colm Heatley looks at the advent of wearable technologies which will become more common place into the...[full story]

Interactive data analytics drive insights

Intuitive content mining and analytics can transform a wealth of big data resources into timely strategic...[full story]

A Google worldview

Google’s Peter Barron discusses mobile search, privacy and doing business in Ireland with Peter Cheney. “It’s...[full story]

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Water report

Asset management in water infrastructure

The Irish water industry is facing an enormous challenge over the coming decades to ensure our water...[full story]

Managing flood risk

The implementation of the EU Floods Directive saw the publication of draft flood maps late last year....[full story]

Investing in water

As debate continues daily about Irish Water, it would be easy to lose sight of why the company was set...[full story]

Kelly restates Government commitment to water reform proposals

The Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, Alan Kelly TD, has recently re-stated...[full story]

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Eolas Europe

Oireachtas Committee raises ‘Brexit’ concerns

With the British Conservative Party marching back into Government in May with a firm manifesto commitment...[full story]

EU procurement reform

The European Commission’s Marta Laszuk discusses the scope of the EU’s procurement reform package. Introducing...[full story]

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eolas public affairs

Regulating lobbying

Sherry Perreault was appointed as Ireland’s first Head of Lobbying Regulation in May 2015, overseeing...[full story]

Meet the Media

Christina McHugh A native of Castlerea, Christina McHugh joined the staff of the Roscommon Herald in...[full story]

Political Platform

Seán Fleming has been a Fianna Fáil TD for Laois Offaly since 1997 and is the party’s spokesman...[full story]

The EU’s reform intentions?

Macdara Doyle, of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions, questions the intent behind EU reform programmes. The...[full story]

Oireachtas round-up

The Government faced a barrage of criticism in the closing rounds at Leinster House before the summer...[full story]

The new political map

eolas looks at how decreasing the Dáil’s size and the number of constituencies will impact on Ireland’s...[full story]

Energy Ireland® 2015

The 19th annual Energy Ireland® conference has taken place in Dublin. A record crowd of over 350 delegates...[full story]

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