Government risks legal action over broadband plan

Naughten to warn Cabinet of potential legal proceedings over deal with telecoms group

Minister for Communications Denis Naughten: bringing memo to Cabinet confirming an agreement has been signed with Eir to deliver high-speed broadband to 300,000 premises by the end of 2018. Photograph: Alan Betson

Minister for Communications Denis Naughten: bringing memo to Cabinet confirming an agreement has been signed with Eir to deliver high-speed broadband to 300,000 premises by the end of 2018. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Government may face legal proceedings over an agreement reached on the National Broadband Plan with the State’s largest telecoms group, Eir, the Cabinet will be warned today.

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