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Thomas Hubert examines some of the items that were expected in the budget but did not materialise.
By Thomas Hubert on 12 October 2017
Listen: income, access to land and broadband top young farmers' concerns
A survey of 1,000 European young farmers unveiled in Brussels on Wednesday asked them what they would need to develop their farm sustainably into the future.
By Thomas Hubert on 28 September 2017
Major player pulls out of National Broadband Plan tender
The closing date for bidders to submit their detailed solutions in the procurement process was Tuesday.
By Anthony Jordan on 26 September 2017
Broadband provider withdraws from National Broadband Plan tender
One of the companies in the tender process for the National Broadband Plan, SIRO, has withdrawn from the process.
By Amy Forde on 26 September 2017
61% of homes have access to high speed broadband
Rural Ireland is getting broadband as we speak and that will continue until every single home in this country has access to it, Minister for Communications, Denis Naughten has confirmed.
By Amy Forde on 07 September 2017
There are areas where we are clearly getting it wrong and where we do not seem to learn. Among the standout failures is broadband.
By Matt Dempsey on 31 August 2017
The EU Farm Structure Survey 2016 statistical report for Northern Ireland was published by DAERA last week.
By Peter McCann on 10 August 2017
More sheep than people in Ireland - Census 2016
A quick comparison of some headline figures between the census and the crops and livestock survey from 2016 has revealed some startling facts.
By Odile Evans on 20 April 2017
High-speed broadband for 300,000 rural premises within 90 weeks
The Government has rolled out another version of the National Broadband Plan (NBP).
By Patrick Donohoe on 04 April 2017
Farmers should be open to using modern communication methods where possible, writes Fermanagh farmer John Egerton.
By Contributor on 16 March 2017
Investment in flood relief works to double in new €60m Rural Action Plan
The new €60m Rural Action Plan released on Monday aims to double investment in flood relief works by 2021.
By Odile Evans on 23 January 2017
Broadband liaison officers in each county council in the new year
The Government presented the report of the mobile phone and broadband taskforce this Tuesday, with a number of actions prioritised to make the delivery of telecommunications services more efficient.
By Thomas Hubert on 20 December 2016
In many ways, there are very close parallels between the rural electrification scheme of the middle years of the last century and the rollout of broadband technology.
By Matt Dempsey on 17 November 2016
A survey conducted by the utilities comparison website shows that internet access is 36 times faster in Dublin 12 than in Legan, Co Longford, home to suckler farmer Paul Ross.
By Thomas Hubert on 16 November 2016
More delays for broadband rollout
Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Denis Naughten said this week that the June 2017 deadline to award the National Broadband Plan (NBP) contracts would be missed.
By Thomas Hubert on 16 October 2016
Agrinet launches new financial software system
A new financial software system called Cashminder has been launched by Agrinet which is designed to 'take the hassle out of bookeeping'.
By Peter Varley on 13 September 2016
"The aim is to tie people into a contract where they hold all the aces." - Cllr Des Guckian, Dromod, Co Leitrim
By Letters to the Editor on 28 July 2016
Views from various TDs as well as a word from a Kerry B&B that would benefit from adequate broadband.
By Anthony Jordan on 21 July 2016
The network to be built under the National Broadband Plan to deliver high-speed internet to rural ireland will be owned by a private entity after 25 years.
By Ciara Leahy on 07 July 2016
The Dealer is looking forward to getting high-speed broadband with IFA telecom.
By The Dealer on 07 July 2016
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