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Officials from the Department of Communications want to make it mandatory that ducting for high-speed broadband be included for new house planning permission to be obtained.

New homes may be required to have high-speed broadband cabling installed in order to gain planning approval under plans being advanced by Government. (...)

Eir CEO Carolan Lennon and Eir’s director of regulatory and public policy Gary Healy, before going in front of an Oireachtas committee. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Is Eir attempting to torpedo the National Broadband Plan (NBP)? Ireland’s largest telco threw the process into chaos last month, claiming it could do (...)

Digicel bonds have fallen to a record low of less than 20 cents on the dollar

INM data hack The data hack at Independent News & Media ran for longer than initially reported, according to the Sunday Times Irish edition. It (...)

The State-backed Irish Infrastructure Fund now owns Enet

A subsidiary of the State-backed telco Enet incurred a one-off €4.75 million charge to Granahan McCourt, the Government’s preferred bidder for the Nat(...)

Eir last week claimed it could deliver the aims of the National Broadband Plan for about €1 billion. Photograph: Michael Smith/Getty Images

The Oireachtas Communications committee is to send a list of questions on the National Broadband Plan to David McCourt, the investor leading the prefe(...)

An Oireachtas committee is currently investigating the National Broadband Plan. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

David McCourt, the chief executive of the preferred bidder for the National Broadband Plan (NBP), has refused an invitation to appear before the Oirea(...)

Work in progress at the national children’s hospital site at St James’s Hospital, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

An unpublished report by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has found there are no effective controls for managing the rising cost of tribunals and c(...)

Eir chief executive Carolan Lennon said the firm is prepared to take part in a retendering process for the broadband plan.

Eir would be prepared to take part in a retendering process for the National Broadband Plan should the Government agree to change the current model, t(...)

KPMG building on St Stephen’s Green. The professional services firm was appointed as procurement adviser on the national broadband plan in 2014. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

KPMG has insisted it is not to blame for the ballooning cost of the national broadband plan, and estimated that to restart the project from scratch wo(...)

It has emerged that the costs of the National Broadband Plan will stay on the State balance sheet

The National Broadband Plan (NBP) is set to cost taxpayers €700 million between 2021 and 2023, Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has said. In rep(...)

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