Minister for Communications Richard Bruton will shortly seek Cabinet approval to sign off on the broadband plan and award the contract to preferred bidder, Granahan McCourt.

What is the National Broadband Plan? The National Broadband Plan (NBP) is the Government’s long-standing plan to address the lack of broadband covera(...)

 Microsoft president Brad Smith speaks of the promise and danger of the digital age at Web Summit in Lisbon, Photograph: Antonio Cotrim/EPA

Ireland was taken to task in front of an audience of more than 10,000 people at Web Summit on Wednesday morning by Microsoft president Brad Smith, who(...)

Minister for Communications Richard Bruton: ‘The State’s risk is absolutely capped. I think this is a good deal from the point of view of the taxpayer.’ File photograph: Tom Honan

The Oireachtas Communications Committee has been asked to open an investigation into the Government’s decision to award preferred bidder status on the(...)

Denis Naughten former  minister for communication, climate change and environment announcing details of the National Broadband Plan at Government Buildings on April 4th, 2017 Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The report into the broadband process concluded rather fortunately for the Government. It has found both that the former minister Denis Naughten was (...)

At a meeting with Eir’s chief executive and chairman, then minister for communications  Denis Naughten welcomed the acquisition of Eir by French telecommunications conglomerate NJJ. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Former minister for communications Denis Naughten intended to have a preferred bidder in place for the national broadband plan (NBP) by September, doc(...)

Denis Naughten, former minister for communications, resigned last week over contacts he had with David McCourt of Granahan McCourt, the last remaining bidder for the contract to roll-out rural broadband. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Two further meetings between former minister for communications Denis Naughten and the lead bidder for the National Broadband Plan have been identifie(...)

Denis Naughten, Minister for Communications, announcing details of the National Broadband Plan at Government Buildings last year. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Ministers have expressed concern about Minister for Communications Denis Naughten’s handling of controversy over meetings he held with the lead bidder(...)

E|e|net, the company that has been bringing internet access to urban centres around the State, has been acquired by a consortium of international inve(...)