With a global acceleration towards remote working, and cheaper housing, for some, living in the capital may no longer add up.

Has the pandemic made you long for more space? A bigger, more affordable home; green fields; fewer people: there’s a lot to be said for quitting the c(...)

David McCourt, CEO and founder of Granahan McCourt, and Peter Hendrick, CEO of National Broadband Ireland. Photograph: Julien Behal Photography

The company chosen to deliver the Government’s €3 billion National Broadband Plan (NBP) has unexpectedly dropped out of the equivalent project in the (...)

National Broadband Ireland, the company rolling out the project, said it will have half the proposed 300 “broadband connection points”, where the public can get free high-speed internet access, deployed by the end of this year

Up to 300 high-speed internet hubs envisaged under the National Broadband Plan (NBP) will be deployed within the next three to nine months. National(...)

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 (...)

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(...)

Margrethe Vestager, European Commissioner for Competition. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The European Commission has given its approval, under EU state aid rules, for the Government’s €3 billion National Broadband Plan. The move paves the(...)

 Minister for  Tourism, Shane Ross unveilling the Failte Ireland, 2020 Plans

The Minister for Communications, Richard Bruton, has denied reports of a further delay to the National Broadband Plan (NBP) amid speculation he had be(...)

Minister for Communications Richard Bruton. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Minister for Communications Richard Bruton has denied reports of a further delay to the National Broadband Plan (NBP) amid speculation he had been due(...)

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(...)

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