David Mccourt

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Government fears are mounting  over spending vast sums on a rural broadband network only a minority may actually use.

Just one in seven homes in rural Ireland so far offered high-speed broadband by Eir have taken it up, which has raised serious fears in the Government(...)

John Keaney (above) takes over from Sean Atkinson as Siro chief executive

ESB-Vodafone joint venture Siro has appointed a new chief executive. The telco, which is supplying broadband services in more than 30 regional towns (...)

Minister for Communications Richard Bruton says he cannot make a decision on the provider until a complete evaluation is concluded. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Minister for Communications Richard Bruton has defended the Government’s broadband plans saying that he cannot make a decision on the provider until a(...)

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 – (...)

The Government should mandate the ESB to deliver the plan as a means of breaking the current impasse, according to Fianna Fáil communications spokesman Timmy Dooley.

Ryanair’s first-half profit fell by 7 per cent to € 1.2 billion, as average fares declined due to excess capacity in Europe and repeated air traffic c(...)

 David McCourt, the  businessman behind US investment firm Granahan McCourt. The Department of Finance referred the State-owned Irish Bank Resolution Corporation to Mr McCourt.

The US businessman whose meetings with Denis Naughten led to his resignation as minister for communications held a series of meetings with the former (...)

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(...)

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 (...)

Former minister for communications Denis Naughten.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins.

A report on the National Broadband Plan (NBP), ordered by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar after the resignation of Denis Naughten as miniser for communications(...)

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