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#National Broadband Plan

# national-broadband-plan - Wednesday 11 August, 2021

Eir to add a further 200,000 homes and businesses to its gigabit fibre network
# National Broadband Plan
# National Broadband Plan

Eir to add a further 200,000 homes and businesses to its gigabit fibre network

Updated Aug 11th 2021, 1:41 PM 24,169 Views 68 Comments

The company says the move means that 1.9m or 84% of premises in the country will have access.

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

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

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

Aug 25th 2020, 6:30 PM 43,278 Views 29 Comments

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
# NBP
# NBP

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

Mar 3rd 2020, 6:10 AM 12,782 Views 22 Comments

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
# Rural Ireland
# Rural Ireland

'Significant interest' expected as first National Broadband tender issued

Jan 16th 2020, 6:00 AM 14,039 Views 24 Comments

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
# Controversy
# Controversy

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

Updated Nov 19th 2019, 2:00 PM 32,129 Views 110 Comments

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
# Approved
# Approved

EU approves state aid for €3bn National Broadband Plan

Nov 15th 2019, 12:00 PM 15,108 Views 75 Comments

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
# Rural Broadband
# Rural Broadband

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

Aug 27th 2019, 4:58 PM 10,819 Views 65 Comments

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
# Rural Broadband
# Rural Broadband

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

Aug 24th 2019, 12:10 AM 12,474 Views 52 Comments

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'
# National Broadband Plan
# National Broadband Plan

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

Aug 21st 2019, 4:21 PM 10,713 Views 37 Comments

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
# National Broadband Plan
# National Broadband Plan

National broadband network should remain in public ownership, committee recommends

Aug 20th 2019, 3:55 PM 9,023 Views 26 Comments

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
# Rural Wifi
# Rural Wifi

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

Jul 25th 2019, 6:10 AM 19,154 Views 33 Comments

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'
# Broadband Row
# Broadband Row

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

Jul 17th 2019, 10:42 PM 13,079 Views 52 Comments

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
# 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 24,075 Views 42 Comments

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
# Crossed Wires
# Crossed Wires

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

Updated Jul 3rd 2019, 6:00 PM 32,918 Views 46 Comments

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
# National Broadband Plan
# National Broadband Plan

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

Updated Jun 26th 2019, 11:39 AM 18,369 Views 78 Comments

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
# Rural Wifi
# Rural Wifi

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

Jun 25th 2019, 12:05 AM 29,133 Views 98 Comments

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
# FOI
# FOI

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

Jun 22nd 2019, 12:05 AM 13,960 Views 33 Comments

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
# National Broadband Plan
# National Broadband Plan

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

Jun 18th 2019, 2:41 PM 15,249 Views 22 Comments

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
# Granahan McCourt
# Granahan McCourt

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

Updated May 14th 2019, 6:30 PM 22,194 Views 127 Comments

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'
# Timing
# Timing

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

May 11th 2019, 3:01 PM 15,476 Views 44 Comments

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
# 2012-2019
# 2012-2019

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

May 8th 2019, 9:45 PM 11,703 Views 27 Comments

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
# 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 15,671 Views 89 Comments

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
# Secretary General
# Secretary General

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

Updated May 8th 2019, 4:20 PM 34,462 Views 70 Comments

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
# 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 8,185 Views 29 Comments

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
# Rural Broadband
# Rural Broadband

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

Updated May 7th 2019, 4:55 PM 32,544 Views 140 Comments

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
# Your Say

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

May 7th 2019, 11:38 AM 33,441 Views 155 Comments

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
# WiFi
# WiFi

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

Apr 26th 2019, 1:38 PM 15,192 Views 105 Comments

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
# National Broadband Plan
# National Broadband Plan

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

Mar 10th 2019, 9:00 PM 27,879 Views 46 Comments

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
# National Broadband Plan
# National Broadband Plan

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

Feb 27th 2019, 1:17 PM 19,845 Views 93 Comments

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?
# Rural Broadband
# Rural Broadband

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

Feb 23rd 2019, 10:00 PM 22,626 Views 37 Comments

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'
# 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 14,484 Views 31 Comments

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'
# National Broadband Plan
# National Broadband Plan

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

Dec 4th 2018, 9:39 PM 13,061 Views 16 Comments

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
# Review Published
# Review Published

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

Updated Nov 27th 2018, 5:37 PM 16,446 Views 89 Comments

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
# National Broadband Plan
# National Broadband Plan

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

Oct 19th 2018, 10:31 AM 19,545 Views 29 Comments

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
# 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 11,528 Views 22 Comments

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
# National Broadband Plan
# National Broadband Plan

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

Oct 17th 2018, 5:30 PM 5,288 Views 17 Comments

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'
# 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 13,777 Views 26 Comments

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'
# National Broadband Plan
# National Broadband Plan

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

Updated Oct 12th 2018, 12:00 PM 18,888 Views 40 Comments

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
# Routered
# Routered

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

Oct 11th 2018, 7:23 PM 23,443 Views 59 Comments

Naughten resigned as Communications Minister earlier today.

Naughten admits more private meetings with head of broadband bidding group
# National Broadband Plan
# National Broadband Plan

Naughten admits more private meetings with head of broadband bidding group

Oct 11th 2018, 4:47 PM 15,345 Views 51 Comments

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

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