David McCourt:  awarded the 2018 Science Foundation Ireland annual medal for his contribution to technology and innovation

Irish-American entrepreneur and businessman David McCourt is the founder, chairman and chief executive of Granahan McCourt, a private investment firm (...)

Enet was left in pole position to win the Government’s NBP contract, said to be worth over €500 million, following the surprise exits of Eir and ESB-Vodafone joint venture Siro. Photograph: Michael Smith/Getty Images

A long-time associate of businessman Denis O’Brien has been appointed as the new chief executive of Enet, the Limerick-based telecoms group which is p(...)

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(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said 80 per cent of premises in the country would have high-speed broadband by the end of the year. Photograph: Leah Farrell/RollingNews.ie

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said he remained “confident” the National Broadband Plan would be delivered as pledged despite the withdrawal of SSE from the l(...)

The four other centres in the Valley Healthcare portfolio are located in counties Kerry, Cork, Wicklow and Mayo

Valley Healthcare, which is owned by the State-backed Irish Infrastructure Fund (IIF), has acquired two primary healthcare centre sites, in Cork and K(...)

Conal Henry: to the irritation of rivals, he  sought and won a renewal of the Government contract to run the State’s Metropolitan Area Networks

By any measure Enet boss Conal Henry’s performance over the last 12 months has been stellar. First he secured a deal that saw 78 per cent of the telco(...)

Enet chief executive Conal Henry (right, with former minister for finance Michael Noonan and Enet director Michael Tiernan) has made a surprise departure from the telco. Photograph: Kieran Clancy

The chief executive of Enet, the sole remaining bidder in the Government’s broadband process, has stepped down just weeks after placing the telco in p(...)

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