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#National Broadband Plan

# national-broadband-plan - Friday 19 October, 2018

Diary trawl unearths more meetings between former Communications Minister and David McCourt

Denis Naughten resigned last week over revelations that he met with the businessman four times.

# national-broadband-plan - Thursday 18 October, 2018

'I've done nothing wrong': Pat Breen defends extending dinner invitation to broadband bidder's home to Naughten

The Taoiseach believes Breen’s involvement is not a resigning matter.

# national-broadband-plan - Wednesday 17 October, 2018

Report due in three weeks on whether Naughten meetings undermined procurement process

The review follows the resignation of Denis Naughten as Communications Minister over his dinners with David McCourt.

# national-broadband-plan - Tuesday 16 October, 2018

Martin rounds on Breen over dinner invitation to NBP bidder's home: 'It is not a credible explanation'

Taoiseach repeated today that he did not think it was a resigning matter.

# national-broadband-plan - Friday 12 October, 2018

'Pat Breen asked a minister to meet a constituent and Naughten decided to go'

Pressure has been mounting on Breen to clarify the nature of his meetings with McCourt.

# national-broadband-plan - Thursday 11 October, 2018

Explainer: How dinners with a US telecoms millionaire cost Denis Naughten his job

Naughten resigned as Communications Minister earlier today.

Naughten admits more private meetings with head of broadband bidding group

Richard Bruton is to take over the role of Communications Minister temporarily.

Denis Naughten has resigned as Communications Minister

He made the announcement in the Dáil this afternoon.

Taoiseach 'satisfied' with Denis Naughten's account of dinner with Broadband Plan bidder - for now

Naughten has been under pressure after it emerged he attended a dinner with David McCourt in July.

# national-broadband-plan - Wednesday 10 October, 2018

'The bid is contaminated': Communications Minister questioned over dinner with Broadband Plan bidder

The contract for the plan is estimated to be worth up to half a billion euro.

# national-broadband-plan - Thursday 4 October, 2018

Government says overground option for North-South interconnector will go ahead as planned

The Minister for Communications confirmed that the interconnector would be constructed even in the event of a hard Brexit.

# national-broadband-plan - Tuesday 18 September, 2018

National Broadband Plan moves a step closer to reality as final tender submitted

Nokia and enet are part of the consortium’s bid.

# national-broadband-plan - Monday 30 July, 2018

The department claims it remains on track but what's happening with the National Broadband Plan?

SSE pulled out of the tendering process yesterday.

# national-broadband-plan - Sunday 29 July, 2018

National Broadband Plan 'hanging on a thread' as SSE pulls out of National Broadband Plan

It’s part of the consortium that was the only bidder to deliver the government’s plan.

# national-broadband-plan - Tuesday 27 February, 2018

The head of the only remaining National Broadband Plan bidder has suddenly resigned

Conal Henry has stepped down as the CEO of Enet.

# national-broadband-plan - Thursday 15 February, 2018

'They need to get bums on seats': Director defends having only one bidder for rural broadband plan

Officials were questioned about the long delayed plan in an Oireachtas committee today.

# national-broadband-plan - Wednesday 7 February, 2018

'It's full steam ahead' - Naughten pours cold water on Fianna Fáil calls for review of National Broadband Plan

Fianna Fáil’s communications spokesman Timmy Dooley had suggested that the procurement process should be halted in order to ‘review’ the tender.

# national-broadband-plan - Tuesday 6 February, 2018

Salvaging the broadband plan: 'State stepping in to provide rural internet should be considered'

Fianna Fáil will tonight ask the government to stall the procurement process and review what has gone wrong in the roll-out of broadband.

# national-broadband-plan - Thursday 1 February, 2018

Why did Eir quit the State's broadband plan, and what now for rural Ireland?

“We couldn’t make a business case stack up,” Eir CEO Richard Moat said. “So regrettably, we had to pull out.”

# national-broadband-plan - Wednesday 31 January, 2018

The National Broadband Plan hangs in the balance as Eir 'reluctantly' quits the project

Only one firm is left in the running to build the long-delayed network.

# national-broadband-plan - Saturday 6 January, 2018

'I'm actually embarrassed': It'll be 2023 before all rural homes are connected to high-speed broadband

Rural TDs have hit out against Minister Denis Naughten who admitted it could be up to five years before all connections are done.

# national-broadband-plan - Tuesday 26 September, 2017

Rural broadband: Big blow for competition as ESB-Vodafone pull out of bid

A number of telecoms companies are bidding for a State contract to bring broadband to 542,000 customers.

# national-broadband-plan - Monday 6 June, 2016

For eir, 300k homes will be a major turning point for Ireland's broadband woes

The road to broadband has been paved with broken promises but eir believe this time could be different.

# national-broadband-plan - Wednesday 15 July, 2015

We finally have a timeline for when all Ireland will get decent broadband

Sure, it’ll be grand when it happens.

# national-broadband-plan - Thursday 4 June, 2015

Is your area FINALLY going to get super-fast broadband?

Eircom plans to be the biggest fibre provider in the land.

# national-broadband-plan - Tuesday 14 April, 2015

Good news - super, incredibly fast broadband is on its way to 350 towns in Ireland

However, it will be predominantly rural towns and villages that get to use it first – with Dublin omitted entirely.

# national-broadband-plan - Saturday 29 November, 2014

The Briefcase: Black Friday, Europe vs Google and sweet broadband dreams

This was the week in business.

# national-broadband-plan - Friday 28 November, 2014

Eircom has the biggest fibre network in Ireland - but customers are slow to get on board

The company’s revenue is still going down, although not as fast as before.

# national-broadband-plan - Monday 24 November, 2014

This is what the government's National Broadband Plan for rural Ireland looks like

Every home, business and school in Ireland will have access to high-speed broadband… but when?

# national-broadband-plan - Sunday 16 November, 2014

'You wouldn't see this on Father Ted' - Why bad broadband is hurting rural Ireland

The country is behind many eastern European nations when it comes to broadband access.

# national-broadband-plan - Friday 31 August, 2012

Health Minister comments on National Broadband Plan, quiet on HSE cuts

James Reilly is expected at the Department of Health offices this morning.