Election 2016: ESB break-up will slash prices, FG says
Party backing hybrid plan to reduce ESB control of national grid
Fine Gael is promising to cut electricity bills by loosening the ESB’s control of the electricity network.
Under the current system, the network of power lines is still owned by the ESB but is operated by Eirgrid to ensure that all power companies have equal access to it.
Eirgrid had previously argued that this split system is “inefficient” and that electricity prices are up to 23 per cent lower in those countries that...
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Proposal for expert panel to review capital projects over €100m
Large public capital projects could be run through an “independent panel of international experts” as part of public spending reforms, according to the Department of Public Expenditure
State body to reissue €28m office supplies contract
The contract covers the supply of office stationery to a range of government bodies and agencies, including the HSE, universities, hospitals, councils and schools
Sinn Féin open to coalition deal, but on condition of border poll
Party would launch the ‘largest public house building programme that Ireland has ever seen’ and a national health service
Fine Gael ‘will go to war’ if Bailey runs as independent
The party threatens to put significant financial resources behind its own candidates in bid to ensure that she is ‘never seen again’ in politics