Keeping Irish businesses connected

Eavann Murphy, Chief Commercial Officer at eir Business, discusses the company’s rapid return to growth with Adam Morton and explains how eir is perfectly positioned to meet its business customers’ needs. After successfully exiting examinership in 2012, eircom set in motion a programme for investment in its network which was agreed with the company’s owners. The programme pumped €1.5 billion into Ireland’s connectivity infrastructure including the development of 3G and 4G mobile and fibre networks that run the length and breadth of the country....[full story]

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Stabilising rents

Adam Morton takes a look at the recently announced package designed to deliver rent certainty and housing supply. The recently announced integrated...[full story]

Reconnecting our business

 G4S Secure Solutions Ireland Managing Director Alan Durnan reviews his first year with the company and the changes they have gone through. G4S...[full story]

Putting the patient first

The National Director of Clinical Strategy and Programmes, Dr Áine Carroll, talks to Adam Morton about the strategy currently in place to ensure...[full story]

Putting our members first

The recently appointed Director General of the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland, Patricia Byron outlines her ambitions to make the Society...[full story]

Introducing GeoHive

GeoHive, our geospatial data service, can create maps specific to your task at hand. In today’s world, location-based spatial data has become a...[full story]

Increasingly competitive

Ireland’s global competiveness is growing but some areas still need to be improved.  The World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Competiveness...[full story]

Improving social housing

Cork City Council’s Director of Housing and Community Services, Valerie O’Sullivan discusses the role local government plays in social housing...[full story]

Improving employee health

Minister for Health, Leo Varadkar, recently launched the Healthy Workplace initiative to improve the health of public servants. But what does that...[full story]

Health and wellness programme with Lidl Ireland

Laya Healthcare and Lidl Ireland launch Ireland’s largest corporate cardiac screening programme.  Last summer, laya healthcare’s Health &...[full story]

Election budget

eolas magazine takes a look at what Budget 2016 has in store. Unsurprisingly, in the run up to a general election, the budget announced by Fine Gael’s...[full story]

Delivering a more sustainable economy

The Department of Public Expenditure and Reform’s Secretary General, Robert Watt addressed this year’s economic conference in the North on the...[full story]

Build to share: financing IT transformation projects

 Dell Ireland hosted a round table discussion on how the ‘build to share’ and ‘infrastructure as a service’ models can be used to deliver...[full story]

A plan for growth

Following the recent publication of the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform’s capital plan for 2016-2021, eolas magazine finds out some...[full story]

 

Smarter Procurement

The strategic role of procurement

The new President of the Irish Institute of Purchasing and Materials Management, Gary Shanley, explains...[full story]

Leveraging global standards for smarter procurement

How can a barcode support public procurement processes? -When looking at how technology can improve...[full story]

Green procurement

eolas takes a look at the guidance offered to the public sector by the Environmental Protection Agency...[full story]

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Education

Third level education reform

Dalton Tattan, Programme Manager, ETB/SOLAS Project...[full story]

The QQI award

QQI launches its award brand awareness campaign.  Transitioning...[full story]

Reassessing assessments

Following the announcement by Education and Skills...[full story]

National youth strategy

Following the publication of the Department of Children...[full story]

Multinational secondary schools

With more than 140 nationalities now attending Irish...[full story]

Making vocational studies work

The senior policy advisor at the Netherland’s association...[full story]

Keeping education connected

HEAnet’s Chief Executive, John Boland explains how...[full story]

Building for the future

The Department of Education and Skills has announced...[full story]

Education’s digital strategy

 Adam Morton reviews the Department of Education and...[full story]

A fresh approach to enrolment

Adam Morton takes a look at the new school enrolment...[full story]

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Public Service Reform

Turning data into patient value

Understanding precisely what is responsible for good health outcomes is just one of the benefits to...[full story]

Significant progress on reform

eolas examines the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform’s (DPER) annual progress report on...[full story]

Reforming Ireland’s public services

Dr Orlaigh Quinn, Programme Director for Public Service Reform in the Department of Public Expenditure...[full story]

Invisible government

Siim Sikkut digital policy adviser to the Estonian Prime Minister and Government talks to Owen McQuade...[full story]

Health service reform

Tony O’Brien, the HSE’s Director General discusses with Owen McQuade the challenges of reforming...[full story]

Empowering government services with data analytics

Abtran, Ireland’s leading provider of customer and business process management services discuss the...[full story]

Building trust through renewal

An Garda Síochána Commissioner, Nóirín O’Sullivan describes the renewal process currently...[full story]

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Technology

The digital soldier

The Chief Technical Officer of Defence Forces Ireland, Commandant Damian Griffin, discusses the challenge...[full story]

Shared services in the public service

The CEO of the government’s National Shared Services Office, Hilary Murphy-Fagan discusses the findings...[full story]

Powering public sector innovation with ICHEC and high-performance computing

The Irish Centre for High-End Computing (ICHEC)’s Director, J-C Desplat, outlines ICHEC’s successful...[full story]

Delivering digital government

Timo Valli, Chairman of the Board of Finland’s ICT centre Valtori and Director General of Finland’s...[full story]

Courts put halt on data transfer

Adam Morton takes a look at the potential impact of the European Court of Justice’s ruling on the...[full story]

Building an effective shared service

PeoplePoint’s Head of Operations, Rob O’Toole talks about the challenges Ireland’s civil service...[full story]

Building a digital community

The Head of ICT at Fingal County Council, Dominic Byrne discusses the benefits of the council’s digital...[full story]

Analytics in the public sector

Dan Sheils discusses how Accenture allows the public sector to take advantage of the advances in analytics...[full story]

Advanced analytics

Kieran Towey, Head of Accenture’s Analytics Innovation Centre in Dublin, shares insights into...[full story]

A world-wide threat

At the 13th UN Congress on crime prevention and criminal justice in Doha, the rising threat of cyber-crime...[full story]

A digital government

Northern Ireland’s Civil Service (NICS) is currently undergoing a digital transformation. The man...[full story]

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Matters

RTE highlights corruption

A shocking RTÉ documentary screened last December, appeared to show three politicians, including the...[full story]

Equal access to schools

Late last year a petition was lodged with the Oireachtas Petitions Committee to ensure equal school access...[full story]

Climate bill passes Oireachtas

Just days after Taoiseach Enda Kenny told the 21st Conference of the Parties in Paris that EU emissions...[full story]

Cabinet agrees to bankruptcy bill

A bill to reduce the discharge term for bankruptcy to one year and reduce the window in which income...[full story]

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eolas public affairs

The worrying rise of the precariat

Low paid, low hour jobs are damaging Ireland’s society warns Macdara Doyle. An expert group from the...[full story]

The politics of commemoration

The commemoration of 1916 in different sites is an anthropological moment a snapshot on the politics...[full story]

The challenge of sustainability

The European Environment Agency’s (EEA) state of the environment report confirms a curate’s egg...[full story]

Politicians debate their sustainability priorities

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan and Fianna Fáil sustainability spokesperson Barry Cowen TD discussed...[full story]

Political platform

Senator Kathryn Reilly Aged 26, Kathryn Reilly is the youngest member of Seanad Éireann. She was elected...[full story]

Political coalitions

eolas takes a look at the latest developments across the Irish political spectrum.  In the run up to...[full story]

Meet the media

Rachael English RTÉ Radio 1’s Morning Ireland presenter Rachael English discusses her 25 year career...[full story]

Leaders look to 2016

The centenary programme for the Easter Rising commenced in August this year with the commemoration of...[full story]

Brian friel: pushing the boundaries

A look back at the life and the key works of the “Irish Chekhov” Brian Friel. One of Ireland’s...[full story]

Dublin caught in rising tide of homelessness

Dublin’s Lord Mayor, Críona Ní Dhálaigh, discusses the current housing crisis engulfing the nation. The...[full story]

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