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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and US businessman David McCourt of National Broadband Ireland sign  the National Broadband Plan at St Kevin’s National School in Co Wicklow on Tuesday.  Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Did the Government have to spend €3 billion on rural broadband, a price tag that works out at roughly €6,000 per household? And, having agreed to spen(...)

David McCourt, CEO and founder of Granahan mcCourt and Peter Hendrick, CEO of National Broadband Ireland at the signing of the broadband contract. Photograph: Julien Behal Photography

Some 300 towns and villages across Ireland are to get high-speed internet hubs while they await the arrival of the National Broadband Plan (NBP), the (...)

David McCourt’s company has been shortlisted for Project Stratum, the North’s £165 million broadband rollout project, after the initial stage of procurement. File photograph: Jason Clarke

Granahan McCourt, the Government’s preferred bidder for the €3 billion National Broadband Plan (NBP), has been confirmed as one of the lead bidders fo(...)

Cignal chairman Donal O’Shaughnessy (left) and chief executive Colin Cunningham.

Telecoms infrastructure firm Cignal said it planned to invest €25 million over the next two years to help tackle coverage blackspots around the countr(...)

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(...)

Minister for Communications Denis Naughten announcing details of the National Broadband Plan at Government Buildings last year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Government’s broadband plans were mired in enough controversy before Denis O’Brien’s Actavo, formerly Siteserv, emerged this week as part of the f(...)

Minister for Communications Denis Naughten told the Dáil on Tuesday that his department had received the final tender relating to the national broadband plan. Photograph: Michael Smith/Getty Images

Denis O’Brien’s Actavo, formerly known as Siteserv, has joined a consortium bidding for the national broadband plan (NBP) as the process reaches the f(...)