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# broadband - Monday 27 April, 2020

Virgin Media investigating 'interruptions' to broadband network
# Outages
# Outages

Virgin Media investigating 'interruptions' to broadband network

Apr 27th 2020, 10:38 PM 57,266 Views 112 Comments

The problem emerged earlier this evening, when customers across the country reported internet outages.

# broadband - Friday 10 April, 2020

Mobile and broadband capacity ramps up to deal with sharp surge in voice and data traffic
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Mobile and broadband capacity ramps up to deal with sharp surge in voice and data traffic

Apr 10th 2020, 7:00 AM 26,089 Views 47 Comments

There has been increased pressure on the networks as more people work from home and connect with loved ones.

# broadband - Wednesday 29 January, 2020

The state of Eir address: How Ireland's largest telco is dealing with 5G, fibre and Huawei
# Deeptech
# Deeptech

The state of Eir address: How Ireland's largest telco is dealing with 5G, fibre and Huawei

Jan 29th 2020, 8:29 PM 303 Views 0 Comments

Chief executive Carolan Lennon on rolling out the firm’s €1bn investment strategy.

# broadband - Tuesday 19 November, 2019

Government signs off on contract for controversial €3 billion National Broadband Plan
# Controversy
# Controversy

Government signs off on contract for controversial €3 billion National Broadband Plan

Updated Nov 19th 2019, 2:00 PM 31,931 Views 110 Comments

The cabinet met this morning to facilitate signing off on the multi-billion euro plan.

# broadband - Tuesday 12 November, 2019

Sinn Féin supports calls for a government review into the health impacts of 5G rollout
# Networks
# Networks

Sinn Féin supports calls for a government review into the health impacts of 5G rollout

Nov 12th 2019, 3:16 PM 19,661 Views 53 Comments

Sinn Féin says it is open to talks with Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil after the next general election.

# broadband - Tuesday 27 August, 2019

Fianna Fáil says it won't bring down the government over the broadband plan
# Rural Broadband
# Rural Broadband

Fianna Fáil says it won't bring down the government over the broadband plan

Aug 27th 2019, 4:58 PM 10,810 Views 65 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s Timmy Dooley said the decision to proceed is a matter for government.

# broadband - Saturday 24 August, 2019

Government spends more than €25m on consultancy fees for National Broadband Plan
# Rural Broadband
# Rural Broadband

Government spends more than €25m on consultancy fees for National Broadband Plan

Aug 24th 2019, 12:10 AM 12,434 Views 52 Comments

The fees were paid to firms for advice given from 2013 to date.

# broadband - Wednesday 21 August, 2019

Government keen to sign broadband contract and get 'started right away'
# National Broadband Plan
# National Broadband Plan

Government keen to sign broadband contract and get 'started right away'

Aug 21st 2019, 4:21 PM 10,702 Views 37 Comments

Government sources state that more delays will come at further extra costs.

# broadband - Monday 8 July, 2019

Telecoms group concerned about Eir's €1bn claim and will consider legal action against the Irish government
# National Broadband Plan
# National Broadband Plan

Telecoms group concerned about Eir's €1bn claim and will consider legal action against the Irish government

Jul 8th 2019, 6:15 PM 24,051 Views 42 Comments

Eir’s CEO told an Oireachtas committee recently that it could deliver the NBP for less than €1 billion.

# broadband - Wednesday 26 June, 2019

Varadkar 'all ears' about Eir's claim about cheaper rural broadband
# National Broadband Plan
# National Broadband Plan

Varadkar 'all ears' about Eir's claim about cheaper rural broadband

Updated Jun 26th 2019, 11:39 AM 18,361 Views 78 Comments

The company’s CEO Carolan Lennon has said Eir could implement the National Broadband Plan for less than €1 billion.

# broadband - Thursday 13 June, 2019

Vodafone resolves issue after network went down for customers around the country
# Outage
# Outage

Vodafone resolves issue after network went down for customers around the country

Updated Jun 13th 2019, 6:31 PM 38,938 Views 73 Comments

Vodafone mobile data and broadband services were affected by the outage this afternoon.

# broadband - Thursday 9 May, 2019

'What planet are they living on?': Martin calls out 'farcical' broadband plan, says ESB agency should roll out network
# WiFi
# WiFi

'What planet are they living on?': Martin calls out 'farcical' broadband plan, says ESB agency should roll out network

May 9th 2019, 1:56 PM 25,717 Views 109 Comments

FIanna Fáil says if in power it would set up an agency in the ESB to roll out broadband to rural Ireland.

Government under pressure to explain why taxpayer will have to pay most into broadband plan
# Broadband Controversy
# Broadband Controversy

Government under pressure to explain why taxpayer will have to pay most into broadband plan

Updated May 9th 2019, 11:05 AM 30,252 Views 110 Comments

The government was told the private bidder will, “in effect”, recoup its investment by 2028. By then, the State will have invested billions.

# broadband - Wednesday 8 May, 2019

Cost of broadband plan would hit social housing, road repairs and flood relief plans, minister warned
# National Broadband Plan
# National Broadband Plan

Cost of broadband plan would hit social housing, road repairs and flood relief plans, minister warned

May 8th 2019, 5:32 PM 15,668 Views 89 Comments

Minister Paschal Donohoe has told the Dáil that no projects would be delayed or in risk because of the plan.

'It's a disgrace that it will take that long': Opposition TDs criticise 7-year timeline for rural broadband
# National Broadband Plan
# National Broadband Plan

'It's a disgrace that it will take that long': Opposition TDs criticise 7-year timeline for rural broadband

May 8th 2019, 6:10 AM 8,177 Views 29 Comments

Cabinet yesterday signed off on the National Broadband Plan.

# broadband - Sunday 10 March, 2019

Hundreds complain of broadband blackspots after promised rollouts don't materialise
# National Broadband Plan
# National Broadband Plan

Hundreds complain of broadband blackspots after promised rollouts don't materialise

Mar 10th 2019, 9:00 PM 27,823 Views 46 Comments

The National Broadband Plan was due to be finished next year – but work is yet to even start.

# broadband - Tuesday 19 February, 2019

'They sound genuine': Gardaí warn about broadband phone scam
# Warning
# Warning

'They sound genuine': Gardaí warn about broadband phone scam

Feb 19th 2019, 2:55 PM 71,929 Views 35 Comments

Gardaí are warning people to be on the alert to a phone scam in which fraudsters claim to be calling from utility companies.

# broadband - Thursday 6 December, 2018

Removing 300,000 homes from original broadband plan 'made original tender less attractive'
# National Broadband Plan
# National Broadband Plan

Removing 300,000 homes from original broadband plan 'made original tender less attractive'

Dec 6th 2018, 10:05 PM 14,472 Views 31 Comments

That was according to the Secretary General of the Department of Communications Mark Griffin.

# broadband - Tuesday 4 December, 2018

Bruton says tweets attributed to broadband plan director 'should not have happened'
# National Broadband Plan
# National Broadband Plan

Bruton says tweets attributed to broadband plan director 'should not have happened'

Dec 4th 2018, 9:39 PM 13,043 Views 16 Comments

Former minister Denis Naughten also addressed the Dáil this evening.

# broadband - Tuesday 27 November, 2018

Denis Naughten welcomes report which says broadband plan 'was not tainted' by dinners
# Review Published
# Review Published

Denis Naughten welcomes report which says broadband plan 'was not tainted' by dinners

Updated Nov 27th 2018, 5:37 PM 16,434 Views 89 Comments

The review relied on statements by Naughten, David McCourt and others as no formal minutes were taken at these meetings.

# broadband - Thursday 18 October, 2018

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

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

Oct 18th 2018, 5:17 PM 11,519 Views 22 Comments

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

# broadband - Wednesday 17 October, 2018

Report due in three weeks on whether Naughten meetings undermined procurement process
# National Broadband Plan
# National Broadband Plan

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

Oct 17th 2018, 5:30 PM 5,286 Views 17 Comments

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

# broadband - Tuesday 16 October, 2018

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

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

Oct 16th 2018, 3:32 PM 13,774 Views 26 Comments

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

# broadband - Thursday 11 October, 2018

Denis Naughten has resigned as Communications Minister
# Gone
# Gone

Denis Naughten has resigned as Communications Minister

Oct 11th 2018, 3:09 PM 62,699 Views 112 Comments

He made the announcement in the Dáil this afternoon.

# broadband - Tuesday 18 September, 2018

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

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

Sep 18th 2018, 5:53 PM 10,740 Views 40 Comments

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

# broadband - Monday 30 July, 2018

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

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

Updated Jul 30th 2018, 9:10 PM 17,665 Views 43 Comments

SSE pulled out of the tendering process yesterday.

# broadband - Sunday 1 July, 2018

Customers complain over widespread Vodafone broadband outage
# Outage
# Outage

Customers complain over widespread Vodafone broadband outage

Jul 1st 2018, 2:07 PM 27,805 Views 49 Comments

Vodafone has confirmed that there was an issue with the provider’s fixed broadband this morning.

# broadband - Tuesday 6 March, 2018

Complaint partially upheld about 'Despicable Me' Sky ad
# Broadband
# Broadband

Complaint partially upheld about 'Despicable Me' Sky ad

Mar 6th 2018, 1:24 PM 34,300 Views 30 Comments

The ASAI also upheld a complaint against Lidl in relation to a competition it ran.

# broadband - Tuesday 27 February, 2018

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

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

Feb 27th 2018, 12:47 PM 23,960 Views 40 Comments

Conal Henry has stepped down as the CEO of Enet.

# broadband - Wednesday 7 February, 2018

'It's full steam ahead' - Naughten pours cold water on Fianna Fáil calls for review of National Broadband Plan
# Not Happening
# Not Happening

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

Feb 7th 2018, 8:09 AM 10,723 Views 53 Comments

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

# broadband - Tuesday 6 February, 2018

Salvaging the broadband plan: 'State stepping in to provide rural internet should be considered'
# Computer Says No
# Computer Says No

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

Feb 6th 2018, 1:19 PM 8,031 Views 46 Comments

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

Broadband in rural Ireland: 'If I disconnect, I don't get paid - I fear for my job'
# Column
# Column

Broadband in rural Ireland: 'If I disconnect, I don't get paid - I fear for my job'

Feb 6th 2018, 7:00 AM 25,810 Views 72 Comments

“I feel like the people of rural Ireland have been let down, with broken promise after broken promise.”

# broadband - Thursday 1 February, 2018

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

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

Feb 1st 2018, 9:34 AM 26,774 Views 79 Comments

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

# broadband - Saturday 6 January, 2018

'I'm actually embarrassed': It'll be 2023 before all rural homes are connected to high-speed broadband
# Computer Says No
# Computer Says No

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

Jan 6th 2018, 6:15 AM 19,203 Views 70 Comments

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

# broadband - Wednesday 27 September, 2017

FactCheck: Will 180,000 homes and businesses begin 2020 without high-speed broadband?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Will 180,000 homes and businesses begin 2020 without high-speed broadband?

Sep 27th 2017, 10:00 PM 9,626 Views 37 Comments

Éamon Ó Cuív TD made the claim last week.

# broadband - Tuesday 26 September, 2017

Rural broadband: Big blow for competition as ESB-Vodafone pull out of bid
# DOWN THE LINE
# DOWN THE LINE

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

Sep 26th 2017, 6:11 PM 36,163 Views 69 Comments

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

# broadband - Tuesday 29 August, 2017

'We're supposed to be in the modern era': School misses out on high-speed internet by metres
# Rural Broadband
# Rural Broadband

'We're supposed to be in the modern era': School misses out on high-speed internet by metres

Aug 29th 2017, 12:05 AM 27,054 Views 50 Comments

St Kevin’s in Laragh still has to contend with internet speeds of 5mb.

# broadband - Friday 14 April, 2017

Here's what you need to know about Eir's record fine from the telecoms watchdog
# Poor Service
# Poor Service

Here's what you need to know about Eir's record fine from the telecoms watchdog

Apr 14th 2017, 8:07 AM 26,327 Views 37 Comments

The company blamed the weather for delivering poor phone services in 2015.

# broadband - Tuesday 4 April, 2017

You may soon have to input your TV licence number to watch RTÉ online
# Computer Says No
# Computer Says No

You may soon have to input your TV licence number to watch RTÉ online

Apr 4th 2017, 5:30 PM 22,843 Views 147 Comments

Minister Denis Naughten said he is looking to replicate the UK system.

# broadband - Thursday 16 February, 2017

This is the county with the worst broadband access in Ireland
# Offline
# Offline

This is the county with the worst broadband access in Ireland

Feb 16th 2017, 9:30 AM 37,791 Views 55 Comments

Just over a third of the premises in Roscommon have access to high-speed broadband.

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