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 (...)

The Rispa proposal rests on using a mixture of fixed wireless access technologies, alongside the extension of a fibre network into selected rural areas. Photograph: Michael Smith/Getty

An umbrella group of small rural broadband providers has said it can meet the objectives of the National Broadband Plan (NBP) for an up-front commitme(...)

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 last week claimed it could deliver the aims of the National Broadband Plan for about €1 billion. Photograph: Michael Smith/Getty Images

The Oireachtas Communications committee is to send a list of questions on the National Broadband Plan to David McCourt, the investor leading the prefe(...)

An Oireachtas committee is currently investigating the National Broadband Plan. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

David McCourt, the chief executive of the preferred bidder for the National Broadband Plan (NBP), has refused an invitation to appear before the Oirea(...)

The €512 million subsidy figure is contained in a letter sent by Eir chief executive Carolan Lennon (Pictured here with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar) to the Department of Communications. Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

Telecoms company Eir could have delivered the National Broadband Plan (NBP) for a government subsidy as low as €512 million, according to a letter fro(...)

For €1 billion, Eir can build a network which would pass all the rural premises in the NBP with high-speed broadband and connect all those who want it to their broadband provider of choice.

Eir shares the goal of broadband for everyone, everywhere and we remain firmly committed to supporting the National Broadband Plan (NBP). Last week at(...)

 Eir failed to submit a detailed note on its alternate proposal for the National Broadband Plan  within the requested deadline, the Department of Communications has said.  File photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Eir failed to submit a detailed note on its alternate proposal for the National Broadband Plan (NBP) to the Government within the requested deadline, (...)

Google warned of a possible “gradual chilling of online expression”.

Technology giants Google and Facebook have cautioned the Government against introducing overly restrictive rules for removing harmful online content. (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: If the offer stacks up it is a ‘big turnaround’. Photograph: Reuters

Telecommunications company Eir is likely to tell the Government “red line” issues in the contract for the National Broadband Plan (NBP) would have to (...)

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