Category Archives: Issues

Watching and waiting: Micheál Martin, TD

Many had anticipated that following the formation of the minority coalition last year, Micheál Martin would not hesitate to collapse the Government at the first advantageous opportunity. This analysis was a miscalculation...

Varadkar: the first 100 days

The first openly gay Irish government minister. The son of an immigrant. Now the youngest person to hold office as Taoiseach. In today’s Ireland, the superficial characteristics of an individual’s identity are...

enet and SSE connect to launch new fibre network

Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Denis Naughten TD has unveiled plans by enet-SSE, a new commercial joint venture between Ireland’s largest open-access fibre network provider enet and energy utility SSE,...

Brexit queen

Despite deliberately muddying the water with messages to the contrary, Arlene Foster and the DUP have always favoured a hard Brexit; with a hard border being the ultimate prize. Owen McQuade unpacks...

Eur-INBO Silver Jubilee Conference

  Fingal County Council is proud to welcome state, regional and local government elected officials; all appointed EU water directors and principal senior ministerial advisors, addressing EU policy and EU water directives,...

Transforming education in Ireland

Paul Roche, Ireland Sales Director for Capita Managed IT Solutions, looks at how the partnership of the IT powerhouse with Smartschools offers the Irish education sector unprecedented levels of expertise and agility...

Pearse Doherty: an ‘impatient’ republican

Since his election to the Dáil in 2010, Pearse Doherty has been widely lauded as a rising star among the next generation of Sinn Féin representatives. Ciarán Galway meets with the party’s...

Commission established to examine Project Eagle

Despite recent revelations that the National Asset Management Agency (NAMA) is set to achieve its function of eliminating over €30 billion of potential bad debt liability for the Irish taxpayer, the agency...

Investing in a Brighter Future

Pat O’Doherty Chief Executive of ESB talks to 
Owen McQuade about the role of electricity in moving Ireland to a low carbon economy. Pat O’Doherty is in good form. The Chief Executive...

Census 2016

The four areas of Dublin, Meath, Kildare and Laois, along with the cities of Cork and Galway, were among the fastest growing counties. Only Donegal (-1.5 per cent), Mayo
(-0.2 per cent) and...