Denis Naughten resigns as Minister for Communications on Thursday: Mr Naughten had originally only admitted to meeting David McCourt at a social event in New York in July

Former minister for communications Denis Naughten was directly involved in negotiations with the lead bidder for the National Broadband Plan (NBP), re(...)

Denis Naughten, who resigned as minister for communications on Thursday. File photograph: Alan Betson

August 30th, 2012 - Minister for Communications Pat Rabbitte announces the National Broadband Plan (NBP), describing it as “the rural electrification (...)

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(...)

In hot water: The Minister for Communications   Denis Naughten. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Minister for Communications Denis Naughten has admitted he met the lead bidder for the Government’s National Broadband Plan (NBP) on two separate occa(...)

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(...)

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(...)

Minister for Communications Denis Naughten announcing details of the National Broadband Plan at Government Buildings last year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Government’s broadband plans were mired in enough controversy before Denis O’Brien’s Actavo, formerly Siteserv, emerged this week as part of the f(...)

Eir chief executive Carolan Lennon, and director of regulatory and public policy Gary Healy: Ms Lennon said 42 per cent of Irish people lived in rural areas compared to an EU average of 27 per cent. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Eir’s chief executive Carolan Lennon has defended her company’s controversial decision to pull out of the Government’s broadband process at the last m(...)

Minister for Communications Denis Naughten told the Dáil on Tuesday that his department had received the final tender relating to the national broadband plan. Photograph: Michael Smith/Getty Images

Denis O’Brien’s Actavo, formerly known as Siteserv, has joined a consortium bidding for the national broadband plan (NBP) as the process reaches the f(...)

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