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Eir’s obligations: The State’s designated Universal Service Provider is expected to provide pay phones. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

Eir has brought a legal challenge over decisions by the Commissionen for Communications Regulation concerning the firm’s obligation to provide certai(...)

KPMG building on St Stephen’s Green. The professional services firm was appointed as procurement adviser on the national broadband plan in 2014. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

KPMG has insisted it is not to blame for the ballooning cost of the national broadband plan, and estimated that to restart the project from scratch wo(...)

BoyleSports is seeking to take advantage of the upheaval in the high-street bookmaker as a result of curbs on fixed-odds betting terminals. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The Republic’s second-biggest bookmaker BoyleSports has entered the British market through the acquisition of Wilf Gilbert, which operates a 13-shop c(...)

During the third quarter, Eir spent €48 million on capital projects. Photograph: Maxwells

Sales fell 2 per cent at Eir in the third quarter, the telecommunications company said on Wednesday, although it added that was due to a decline in fi(...)

Speaking on Clare FM, Minister Michael Creed said the chosen bidder for the national broadband plan is putting less than €200m in equity into the project. Photograph: Tom Honan

The chosen bidder for the national broadband plan is putting less than €200 million in equity into the project, the Sunday Times says, reporting on an(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe speaks to media on the National Broadband Plan at the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The total cost of the National Broadband Plan (NBP), including private investment, is now expected to exceed €5 billion. Despite paying the bulk of t(...)

Eir had originally been favourite to win the NBP contract but dropped out of the procurement process last year, citing commercial complexities.

Telecoms firm Eir stands to make up to €1 billion from the National Broadband Plan (NBP) even though it is no longer part of the process. The scheme,(...)

Minister for Communications Richard Bruton says the bidder expects to get to 80 per cent take-up after five years. Some sources say this is   unrealistic. Photograph:  Michael Smith/Getty

With a lengthy Cabinet debate on the decision on Tuesday, heavy leaking in advance and an eight-Minister strong panel at the announcement, there was l(...)

National Broadband Ireland, the company that has been  named preferred bidder for the contract, will not be permitted to refuse to connect any home, no matter how remote. File photograph: Karl Hussey/Fennell Photography

What is the national broadband plan? It’s a plan to bring high-speed broadband, almost entirely via fibre optic cables, to 100 per cent of homes and(...)

Two French firms controlled by tycoon Xavier Niel bought 64.5 per cent of Eir last year. Photograph: Lionel Bonaventure/AFP/Getty Images)

French business tycoon Xavier Niel, who has a controlling interest in Eir, has agreed a €2.7 billion deal to sell mobile towers in France, Italy and S(...)

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