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In hot water: The Minister for Communications   Denis Naughten. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Minister for Communications Denis Naughten has admitted he met the lead bidder for the Government’s National Broadband Plan (NBP) on two separate occa(...)

Denis Naughten, Minister for Communication, Climate Change & Environment announcing details of the National Broadband Plan at Government Buildings. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

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

The Department of Communications insists the lead equity bidder has been a Granahan McCourt-controlled entity from the outset of the procurement process. Photograph: Michael Smith/Getty Images

The State-backed Irish Infrastructure Fund is to take full control of Enet, the Irish telco that was up until recently leading the sole remaining cons(...)

Fianna Fáil’s communications spokesman Timmy Dooley: “It’s now clear that the final remaining bidder is no longer the same entity.” Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Government’s broadband procurement process should be “halted” amid the controversy surrounding the final bidder and the high-profile exits of seve(...)

David McCourt pictured at a Science Foundation Ireland Event at the US Institute for Peace in March  2018.

US businessman David McCourt is the founder and chairman of Granahan McCourt, a private investment firm specialising in telecoms and media. Followin(...)

“Is it the case that I shouldn’t meet with people prepared to come in and invest in the country?” asked Denis Naughten.  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Minutes from the dinner meeting between Minister for Communications Denis Naughten and US businessman David McCourt in July have been released followi(...)

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(...)

The company offers a full refund within 30 days if its product fails to boost the customer’s broadband. Photograph: Getty Images

FleetConnect, the firm that operates wifi on buses and trains across the State, plans to capitalise on the Government’s faltering broadband process by(...)

Installing fibre-optic cable. Photograph: Michael Smith/Getty Images

Why has the telecoms industry here cold-shouldered the Government’s national broadband process? It’s a reasonable question considering the contract wi(...)

Denis Naughten, Minister for Communication, announcing details of the National Broadband Plan at Government Buildings in 2017. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The National Broadband Plan (NBP) is all but dead in the water following the exit of SSE, the UK-listed utility giant. Regardless of what the Govern(...)

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