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#National Broadband Plan

# national-broadband-plan - Tuesday 25 August, 2020

The government has published the [heavily redacted] details of the National Broadband Plan contract

Much of the contract is redacted due to “commercially sensitive” material.

# national-broadband-plan - Tuesday 3 March, 2020

National Broadband Plan: Government sets aside €1 million for legal fees

The Government signed off on a €3 billion contract for the NBP last November.

# national-broadband-plan - Thursday 16 January, 2020

'Significant interest' expected as first National Broadband tender issued

300 Broadband Connection Points are due to be set up in GAA clubs, community centres and public libraries.

# national-broadband-plan - Tuesday 19 November, 2019

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.

# national-broadband-plan - Friday 15 November, 2019

EU approves state aid for €3bn National Broadband Plan

The decision means the contract for the €3 billion plan can be signed.

# national-broadband-plan - Tuesday 27 August, 2019

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.

# national-broadband-plan - Saturday 24 August, 2019

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 - Wednesday 21 August, 2019

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 - Tuesday 20 August, 2019

National broadband network should remain in public ownership, committee recommends

The project which will see the roll-out of a State-subsidised broadband service across the country.

# national-broadband-plan - Thursday 25 July, 2019

'It is not our job to hide our views': Top civil servant who warned against broadband plan stands over his opinion

Watt caused controversy recently when documents warning the government against proceeding with the NBP were published.

# national-broadband-plan - Wednesday 17 July, 2019

Government: Eir proposal to complete National Broadband Plan for €1 billion 'not feasible'

The company’s CEO raised the alternative cost at an Oireachtas committee last month.

# national-broadband-plan - Monday 8 July, 2019

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 - Wednesday 3 July, 2019

Another tender process for broadband plan would take three years, committee hears

Eir’s CEO said last week that it could deliver the NBP for far less than the approved bidder.

# national-broadband-plan - Wednesday 26 June, 2019

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.

# national-broadband-plan - Tuesday 25 June, 2019

'It's no secret': Eir boss says telecoms company could complete broadband plan for less than €1bn

Government announced that it is to proceed with its plans for the €3 billion NBP

# national-broadband-plan - Saturday 22 June, 2019

Government officials had 'serious reservations' about broadband plan cost before final tender was submitted

Documents released under FOI show how members of the Cabinet privately raised concerns about the plan.

# national-broadband-plan - Tuesday 18 June, 2019

Top civil servant who warned against broadband plan questioned behind closed doors

Robert Watt warned ‘strongly recommended against’ the decision to proceed with the NBP.

# national-broadband-plan - Tuesday 14 May, 2019

National Broadband system could be sold on in years to come, say TDs as it's confirmed bidder to invest initial €220m

National Broadband Ireland – set up by investors Granahan McCourt – said this initial investment is “at risk first”.

# national-broadband-plan - Saturday 11 May, 2019

'Not about bringing Netflix to rural Ireland': Naughten says broadband plan ready to go 'for months'

The former minister took part in a heated debate on RTÉ’s Saturday with Katie Hannon this afternoon.

# national-broadband-plan - Wednesday 8 May, 2019

National Broadband Plan: Ballooning costs, secret dinners and four ministers later, a timeline since 2012

The government has finally approved the 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.

Newly released documents show Donohoe's department 'strongly' recommended against broadband plan

The broadband plan will cost €3 billion.

'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 - Tuesday 7 May, 2019

Cabinet signs off on the €3 billion broadband plan - here's what we know so far

The first homes will be connected next year, but some will be waiting up to seven years for broadband.

Poll: Should the government spend €3bn on the National Broadband Plan? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the government spend €3bn on the National Broadband Plan?

Opposition parties claim the plan is not good value for money.

# national-broadband-plan - Friday 26 April, 2019

Government set to decide whether to sign off on €3bn National Broadband Plan

The plan aims to bring high-speed internet to smaller towns and one-off homes around Ireland.

# national-broadband-plan - Sunday 10 March, 2019

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.

# national-broadband-plan - Wednesday 27 February, 2019

Taoiseach says final tender for broadband plan is 'many multiples' of the original estimated cost

The Taoiseach said he will make a decision on the final bidder before Easter.

# national-broadband-plan - Saturday 23 February, 2019

'It's fatally flawed': What the hell is going on with the shrinking National Broadband Plan?

Seven years after it was announced, there’s still little clarity on the cost – or the size – of the long-awaited rural broadband network.

# national-broadband-plan - Thursday 6 December, 2018

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 - Tuesday 4 December, 2018

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

Former minister Denis Naughten also addressed the Dáil this evening.

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

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.

# 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.

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