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Eir CEO Carolan Lennon and Eir’s director of regulatory and public policy Gary Healy, before going in front of an Oireachtas committee. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Is Eir attempting to torpedo the National Broadband Plan (NBP)? Ireland’s largest telco threw the process into chaos last month, claiming it could do (...)

Eir has raised the prospect of an alternate proposal for the National Broadband Plan. File photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Eir has rejected suggestions that its mooted €1 billion plan to deliver the objectives of the National Broadband Plan (NBP) was a form of “tactical in(...)

Eir chief executive Carolan Lennon, and director of regulatory and public policy Gary Healy: Ms Lennon said 42 per cent of Irish people lived in rural areas compared to an EU average of 27 per cent. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Eir’s chief executive Carolan Lennon has defended her company’s controversial decision to pull out of the Government’s broadband process at the last m(...)

Commissioners sought. The deadline for applications for the two roles, which will have regulatory oversight of an increasingly complex telephone and broadband market here, is August 16th.   Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The Commission for Communications Regulation (ComReg) is expected to fill two of its most senior roles over the next two months ahead of a busy schedu(...)

Minister for Communication Denis Naughten who has been urged to beef up the resources and powers of telco regulator ComReg. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

In breaking news this morning, Ryanair profits fell 20 per cent to €319 million in the three months ended June 30th on lower air fares and higher cost(...)

Minister for Communication Denis Naughten: ComReg needs to be given additional powers to allow it to regulate the market effectively. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The communications regulator is seriously understaffed with an additional 70 employees needed to help it carry out its duties, Minister for Communicat(...)

Eir said: “Providing best in class technologies such as fibre to the home carries significantly higher costs in rural locations than in urban and suburban locations.” Photo Karl Hussey/ Fennell Photography

Telecoms firms, including Vodafone and BT, are considering a boycott of Eir’s wholesale network in parts of rural Ireland in a row over pricing. The (...)

Earlier this year, the Government agreed a deal with the telecoms firm, which saw 300,000 homes removed from the State scheme and placed back into Eir’s commercial rollout plans

The State subsidy required for the National Broadband Plan (NBP) may be 60 per cent higher than originally anticipated because of the Government’s dec(...)

Eir’s dominant position in the telecoms market in Ireland was examined  amid allegations of anti-competitive practices.

A regulatory review of Eir’s governance model has stopped short of calling for a complete separation of the former state monopoly’s wholesale and reta(...)

Eir’s rivals claim its fault repair times fall below European industry norms and diminish the service they provide.

Eir has initiated High Court proceedings against telecoms watchdog ComReg in a row over fault repair times. The State’s largest telco claims ComReg h(...)

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