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Saturday 28 January 2023 Dublin: 6°C

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# WFH
Budget 2022: Government considering two measures for people working from home
Budget negotiations are set to continue throughout the weekend ahead of Tuesday’s annoucement.
Budget negotiations to continue this weekend on whether to give a tax break or cash boost to people working from home, reports Political Correspondent Christina Finn
Concerns raised that increasing the percentage someone can claim back on their bills might encourage people to be less careful about their household energy consumption.
The pension and welfare package will be a 'big part' of the Budget next week, says Varadkar
# Broadband
Military limits internet use as Myanmar information blackout worsens
Protests against the 1 February coup that ousted the elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi are still ongoing.
# outages
Virgin Media investigating 'interruptions' to broadband network
The problem emerged earlier this evening, when customers across the country reported internet outages.
# Covid-19
Mobile and broadband capacity ramps up to deal with sharp surge in voice and data traffic
There has been increased pressure on the networks as more people work from home and connect with loved ones.
# Deeptech
The state of Eir address: How Ireland's largest telco is dealing with 5G, fibre and Huawei
Chief executive Carolan Lennon on rolling out the firm’s €1bn investment strategy.
# Controversy
Government signs off on contract for controversial €3 billion National Broadband Plan
The cabinet met this morning to facilitate signing off on the multi-billion euro plan.
# networks
Sinn Féin supports calls for a government review into the health impacts of 5G rollout
Sinn Féin says it is open to talks with Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil after the next general election.
# rural broadband
Fianna Fáil says it won't bring down the government over the broadband plan
Fianna Fáil’s Timmy Dooley said the decision to proceed is a matter for government.
# rural broadband
Government spends more than €25m on consultancy fees for National Broadband Plan
The fees were paid to firms for advice given from 2013 to date.
# National Broadband Plan
Government keen to sign broadband contract and get 'started right away'
Government sources state that more delays will come at further extra costs.
# National Broadband Plan
Telecoms group concerned about Eir's €1bn claim and will consider legal action against the Irish government
Eir’s CEO told an Oireachtas committee recently that it could deliver the NBP for less than €1 billion.
# National Broadband Plan
Varadkar 'all ears' about Eir's claim about cheaper rural broadband
The company’s CEO Carolan Lennon has said Eir could implement the National Broadband Plan for less than €1 billion.
# Outage
Vodafone resolves issue after network went down for customers around the country
Vodafone mobile data and broadband services were affected by the outage this afternoon.
# WiFi
'What planet are they living on?': Martin calls out 'farcical' broadband plan, says ESB agency should roll out network
FIanna Fáil says if in power it would set up an agency in the ESB to roll out broadband to rural Ireland.
# broadband controversy
Government under pressure to explain why taxpayer will have to pay most into broadband plan
The government was told the private bidder will, “in effect”, recoup its investment by 2028. By then, the State will have invested billions.
# National Broadband Plan
Cost of broadband plan would hit social housing, road repairs and flood relief plans, minister warned
Minister Paschal Donohoe has told the Dáil that no projects would be delayed or in risk because of the plan.
# National Broadband Plan
'It's a disgrace that it will take that long': Opposition TDs criticise 7-year timeline for rural broadband
Cabinet yesterday signed off on the National Broadband Plan.
# National Broadband Plan
Hundreds complain of broadband blackspots after promised rollouts don't materialise
The National Broadband Plan was due to be finished next year – but work is yet to even start.
# warning
'They sound genuine': Gardaí warn about broadband phone scam
Gardaí are warning people to be on the alert to a phone scam in which fraudsters claim to be calling from utility companies.
# National Broadband Plan
Removing 300,000 homes from original broadband plan 'made original tender less attractive'
That was according to the Secretary General of the Department of Communications Mark Griffin.
# National Broadband Plan
Bruton says tweets attributed to broadband plan director 'should not have happened'
Former minister Denis Naughten also addressed the Dáil this evening.
# review published
Denis Naughten welcomes report which says broadband plan 'was not tainted' by dinners
The review relied on statements by Naughten, David McCourt and others as no formal minutes were taken at these meetings.
# Pressure
'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
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.
# broadband plan
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.
# gone
Denis Naughten has resigned as Communications Minister
He made the announcement in the Dáil this afternoon.
# National Broadband Plan
National Broadband Plan moves a step closer to reality as final tender submitted
Nokia and enet are part of the consortium’s bid.
# Explainer
The department claims it remains on track but what's happening with the National Broadband Plan?
SSE pulled out of the tendering process yesterday.
# Outage
Customers complain over widespread Vodafone broadband outage
Vodafone has confirmed that there was an issue with the provider’s fixed broadband this morning.
# Broadband
Complaint partially upheld about 'Despicable Me' Sky ad
The ASAI also upheld a complaint against Lidl in relation to a competition it ran.
# logging off
The head of the only remaining National Broadband Plan bidder has suddenly resigned
Conal Henry has stepped down as the CEO of Enet.
# Not happening
'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.
# Computer Says No
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.
Voices
Broadband in rural Ireland: 'If I disconnect, I don't get paid - I fear for my job'
“I feel like the people of rural Ireland have been let down, with broken promise after broken promise.”
# connection disrupted
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.”
# Computer Says No
'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.
# factcheck
FactCheck: Will 180,000 homes and businesses begin 2020 without high-speed broadband?
Éamon Ó Cuív TD made the claim last week.
# DOWN THE LINE
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.
# rural broadband
'We're supposed to be in the modern era': School misses out on high-speed internet by metres
St Kevin’s in Laragh still has to contend with internet speeds of 5mb.
# poor service
Here's what you need to know about Eir's record fine from the telecoms watchdog
The company blamed the weather for delivering poor phone services in 2015.