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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 23,478 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 15,373 Views 51 Comments

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

Denis Naughten has resigned as Communications Minister
# Gone
# Gone

Denis Naughten has resigned as Communications Minister

Oct 11th 2018, 3:09 PM 62,943 Views 112 Comments

He made the announcement in the Dáil this afternoon.

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

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

Oct 11th 2018, 12:39 PM 6,164 Views 27 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 10th 2018, 5:26 PM 13,838 Views 59 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 4th 2018, 9:30 AM 11,942 Views 38 Comments

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

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 10,780 Views 40 Comments

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

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 17,687 Views 43 Comments

SSE pulled out of the tendering process yesterday.

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

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

Jul 29th 2018, 12:31 PM 15,033 Views 76 Comments

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

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 24,002 Views 40 Comments

Conal Henry has stepped down as the CEO of Enet.

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

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

Feb 15th 2018, 12:48 PM 10,099 Views 35 Comments

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

'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 10,749 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.

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 8,057 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.

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 26,840 Views 79 Comments

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

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

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

Jan 31st 2018, 6:46 PM 29,496 Views 94 Comments

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

'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 19,248 Views 69 Comments

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

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 36,197 Views 69 Comments

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

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

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

Jun 6th 2016, 7:15 AM 22,006 Views 48 Comments

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

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

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

Jul 15th 2015, 6:10 PM 18,476 Views 27 Comments

Sure, it’ll be grand when it happens.

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

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

Jun 4th 2015, 5:50 PM 48,529 Views 100 Comments

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

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

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

Apr 14th 2015, 11:00 AM 28,973 Views 85 Comments

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

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

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

Nov 29th 2014, 9:59 AM 11,370 Views 4 Comments

This was the week in business.

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

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

Nov 28th 2014, 9:42 AM 19,034 Views 102 Comments

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

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

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

Nov 24th 2014, 10:28 PM 40,739 Views 75 Comments

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

'You wouldn't see this on Father Ted' - Why bad broadband is hurting rural Ireland
# No Signal
# No Signal

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

Nov 16th 2014, 8:30 PM 22,071 Views 70 Comments

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

Health Minister comments on National Broadband Plan, quiet on HSE cuts
# Hse Cuts
# Hse Cuts

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

Aug 31st 2012, 11:01 AM 4,731 Views 64 Comments

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