Then taoiseach Leo Varadkar and US businessman David McCourt at the signing of the broadband plan in 2019. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Somewhere in the small print of most tender documents there’s a line that says “tenderers are liable for their own costs of tendering”. It’s a standar(...)

Former taoiseach Leo Varadkar and businessman David McCourt sign the National Broadband contract in November 2019 at St Kevin’s National School in Co Wicklow. Photograph: Niall Carson/ PA Wire

The Department of Communications has asked legal firm William Fry and accounting firm EY to examine the claims made in recent media reports in relatio(...)

Carolan Lennon, chief executive of Eir, insists the company is investing more in its network than most of its international peers. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Eir is planning to sell-off almost half its fibre network in Ireland in a deal that could net the group over €1 billion. The company, which is majori(...)

Delivery of broadband to rural homes by  end of 2022 could be reduced to between 130,000 and 150,000  – down from the original goal of more than 200,000. Photograph: iStock

A delay in hiring a new director for the State’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has been criticised at the Dáil’s Public Accounts Committee (PA(...)

Prof Marco Ruffini of the Connect centre in Trinity College Dublin and Dr Robin Giller of Intel launch a new €600,000 research partnership to explore 5G optical networks.

Intel has teamed up with the Science Foundation Ireland-funded Connect research centre for a project aimed at improving fibre-optic technology so that(...)

According to the NDP, every home, school and business in Ireland, regardless of how rural they may be will be provided with high-speed broadband by 2040

Rural Ireland has a bright future with the National Development Plan (NDP) offering people the opportunity to capitalise on new working trends, Tánais(...)

The company tasked with building the State’s high-speed rural broadband network still believes the project can be delivered on time or earlier, as well as on budget.

The company tasked with building the State’s high-speed rural broadband network still believes the project can be delivered on time or earlier, as wel(...)

Eir, which dropped out of the running for the contract for the NBP, has undertaken a €1bn capital investment in its own network.

Eir is to expand rollout of its gigabit fibre broadband network to a further 200,000 homes and businesses across the Republic. The company said the mo(...)

Eir CEO Carolan Lennon: ‘It’s acknowledged all over the world that fibre-to-the-home is better than cable.’

“We’ve never been good at it,” admits Eir boss Carolan Lennon about its customer service, the great casualty of the telecommunications age. Contacting(...)

In Budget 2021 €5 million was allocated for the development of remote hubs and Minister for Rural and Community Development Heather Humphreys is understood to have made remote hubs a top priority.

The Government is examining the possibility of developing more than 400 remote working hubs to facilitate the shift in work practices brought about by(...)

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