Peter O’Dwyer

Peter O’Dwyer

US boosts efforts to get Ireland to block Huawei from 5G

US boosts efforts to get Ireland to block Huawei from 5G

High-ranking Homeland Security official to meet Minister Bruton this week to discuss the issue, following visit by assistant US attorney general for national security

Reducing court awards to previous levels ‘misconceived’, says Shatter

Reducing court awards to previous levels ‘misconceived’, says Shatter

Legislation introduced by Shatter in 2013 changed the jurisdictional limits of the district and circuit courts for personal injury cases, despite widespread warnings that doing so could drive up awards and increase premiums

ESRI warns against further health overspend

ESRI warns against further health overspend

The Economic and Social Research Institute said repeated overruns in the annual health budget had a 'clearly negative impact' on the public finances, but added that the issue had been partly masked by surges in corporation tax

Government tight-lipped on potential compensation for broadband backers

Government tight-lipped on potential compensation for broadband backers

Under the terms of the contract, NBI will be entitled to compensation for 'encroachment' if other operators provide broadband to any of the 540,000 premises, in instances where the department determines it has 'a negative impact on NBI’s business case'

A premium on getting costs down: D'Arcy unmoved by criticism

A premium on getting costs down: D'Arcy unmoved by criticism

For two years, junior finance minister Michael D’Arcy has been battling to get to grips with Ireland’s spiralling insurance costs. But how much progress has he made?

Minister warns TDs of ‘catastrophe’ if bill on judicial panel to set injury award guidelines gets delayed

Minister warns TDs of ‘catastrophe’ if bill on judicial panel to set injury award guidelines gets delayed

Junior finance minister Michael D’Arcy has said he hopes the bill will complete report stage in a single day this week and be passed into law by the time the Dáil breaks for summer on July 11

Telcos get €6.6m in refunds from ComReg

Telcos get €6.6m in refunds from ComReg

Five bidders were successful in the communication regulator’s 3.6 GHz licence award auction in 2017 but several existing operators continue to hold licences to use the spectrum

Broadband plan ‘won’t mean cuts or tax hikes’, says government

Broadband plan ‘won’t mean cuts or tax hikes’, says government

The government has insisted that the huge capital outlay required to deliver the project will be funded entirely from future revenues rather than through tax increases or abandoning other capital projects

Irish telcos use Huawei in face of Trump claims

Irish telcos use Huawei in face of Trump claims

Many firms are sticking with the Chinese company despite its recent rows with the US

Whistleblowers allege 237 breaches of financial rules

Whistleblowers allege 237 breaches of financial rules

The number of people complaining of alleged regulatory wrongdoing has risen significantly each year since introduction of new laws in 2014

D’Arcy defends the government’s track record on insurance

D’Arcy defends the government’s track record on insurance

Michael D’Arcy mounted a robust defence of the government’s track record on insurance reform ...

Failing to get a measure of insurance fraud

Failing to get a measure of insurance fraud

It’s a case of pass the parcel of blame, as vested interests just can’t agree on how to combat what they all agree is a scourge

Broadband test network connects just 100 customers so far

Broadband test network connects just 100 customers so far

A test network built to prove the capacity of the preferred bidder to deliver the €6 billion Na...

Government to insurers: slash premiums if you want injury payouts reduced

Government to insurers: slash premiums if you want injury payouts reduced

Insurers sent 760 cases of suspected fraudulent claims to Gardaí in 2018: 18 solicitors undertake to stop using compo claim harvesting websites

Charity warns HSE not to cut family unit at Children’s Hospital

Charity warns HSE not to cut family unit at Children’s Hospital

The charity part-funding an accommodation unit for families of sick children at the new National ...