FleetConnect CEO Patrick Cotter: “People expect wifi to be abundant and excellent in 2018.”

As an integral part of our daily experience, it’s difficult to imagine a time where we lived without wifi. “Access to fast, efficient broadband used (...)

Former minister for communications Denis Naughton. Neither he nor David McCourt  were asked for written statements by  auditor Peter Smith. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Neither businessman David McCourt nor former minister for communications Denis Naughton were asked for written statements by the auditor who examined (...)

The €3 billion figure may have been created by someone inside the Government, perhaps  to dampen expectations the broadband plan will ever be completed. Photograph:  Andrew Matthews/PA

The National Broadband Plan (NBP) was a wounded animal before we heard last month that the project might cost a whopping €3 billion, twice the origina(...)

At a meeting with Eir’s chief executive and chairman, then minister for communications  Denis Naughten welcomed the acquisition of Eir by French telecommunications conglomerate NJJ. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Former minister for communications Denis Naughten intended to have a preferred bidder in place for the national broadband plan (NBP) by September, doc(...)

Denis Naughten: his ill-advised contacts with lead bidder David McCourt are difficult to comprehend. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

It’s perhaps just a coincidence that a major telecoms sale should come unstuck for a second time under Fine Gael and for broadly comparable reasons – (...)

Siro, the ESB’s telecommunications arm, dropped out of the NBP process last year, saying there was no longer a “business case” for its continued participation

The Government should mandate the ESB to deliver the National Broadband Plan (NBP) as a means of breaking the current impasse, Fianna Fáil communicati(...)

Fine Gael junior minister Pat Breen is reported in the Sunday Business Post as having held a number of meetings with the lead bidder for the National Broadband Plan. Photograph: Tom Honan

Fine Gael junior minister Pat Breen held a number of meetings with the lead bidder for the National Broadband Plan (NBP), the Sunday Business Post rep(...)

Former minister for finance Micheal Noonan:  Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has confirmed  Mr Noonan and several department officials met Enet representatives in December 2016. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Former minister for finance Michael Noonan met representatives of Irish telco Enet including its public relations adviser Eoin Ó Neachtain just three (...)

 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 (...)

‘Cost of building the network is  roughly €2,000 per home or business’. Photograph: iStock

Minister for communications Denis Naughten’s surprise resignation this week over his contacts with the lead bidder for the National Broadband Plan has(...)

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