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Greyhound and coursing bodies to reappear before Oireachtas Committee

Greyhound and coursing bodies to reappear before Oireachtas Committee

On Tuesday the IGB and ICC briefed TDs and Senators on planned changes to policy to restore public confidence in the greyhound racing industry

Galway’s traffic blues: A long road ahead

Galway’s traffic blues: A long road ahead

Galway’s much-vaunted ring road was touted as a magic bullet to solve the city’s congestion woes. But after years of development and an outlay of €30 million, it’s still a long way from coming to fruition

A round-up of Galway’s infrastructure projects

A round-up of Galway’s infrastructure projects

As part of the city’s new transport strategy, planners have devised a plan to integrate Galway’s bus routes

Cost of medical claims against state trebles

Cost of medical claims against state trebles

The State Claims Agency's annual report shows that its payout costs ran far ahead of the rise in cases in 2018

Cork gas terminal plan to go ahead despite boss’s death

Cork gas terminal plan to go ahead despite boss’s death

Chief executive of NextDecade Kathleen Eisbrenner died after a tragic accident in her Texas home

Airport’s €2.3bn revamp at risk if passenger charges are cut

Airport’s €2.3bn revamp at risk if passenger charges are cut

Revenues from passenger charges and commercial activities would be insufficient to meet the cost of the huge investment plan at Dublin Airport between 2020 and 2024, according to the credit ratings agency Fitch

Bill on gender pay gap feeds into government’s broader equality strategy

Bill on gender pay gap feeds into government’s broader equality strategy

The bill, due to be passed this autumn, will require employers to publish legislation in relation to the gender pay gap

Renewable gas sector seeks state backing for cheap, no-fuss green energy source

Renewable gas sector seeks state backing for cheap, no-fuss green energy source

The chairman of the Renewable Gas Forum Ireland is calling on the government to create an incentive scheme for renewable gas

State showing ‘complete immaturity’ on data strategy

State showing ‘complete immaturity’ on data strategy

Footage of Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon speaking at a recent event in Israel shows her criticising the government’s plans for ID cards, which she warns may breach EU laws

Mandatory sentencing: A question of judgment

Mandatory sentencing: A question of judgment

Two decades after its introduction, debate continues about whether the ten-year minimum term for drugs offences is an effective deterrent or a blunt instrument

EU’s Hogan lashes Irish firms for silence on Mercosur trade deal

EU’s Hogan lashes Irish firms for silence on Mercosur trade deal

Advocates say the agreement could double exports of Irish goods and services to Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay to €4 billion by 2030, but it has received strong criticism from farming groups

State unlikely to benefit from Corrib gas field

State unlikely to benefit from Corrib gas field

Since beginning its operation in 2015, the project has effectively paid no tax on its production due to extremely liberal 1992 licence tax terms and a peculiarity in Irish hyrdrocarbon law that allows set-up costs to be offset against future tax

We’ve been muzzled for raising dogs’ welfare, say whistleblowers

We’ve been muzzled for raising dogs’ welfare, say whistleblowers

Members of the national committee of the Irish Greyhound Owners and Breeders Federation (IGOBF) claim that the IGB is now working with a breakaway group who are not critical of issues in the sport

NTA says developer’s apartments will affect BusConnects project

NTA says developer’s apartments will affect BusConnects project

Plans to build a 66-unit apartment block on the old Gowan Motors Merrion Road site have been filed by a firm connected to Lioncor Developments, which is owned by Alanis Capital and Oaktree Capital

Cost of proposed direct provision centres soars 70 per cent

Cost of proposed direct provision centres soars 70 per cent

The Reception and Integration Agency tendered the contracts for three direct provision centres in Kildare in September at a projected price of €24.7 million but the new cost was announced when the deals were finalised last week