David Mccourt

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Richard Bruton is to become Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has made a number of new ministerial appointment on Saturday morning following the shock resignation of Denis Naughten last wee(...)

Plan A –  Denis Naughten, then minister for communications, announces details of the National Broadband Plan in April 2017. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

It was simpler in the old days. When the State wanted to provide a major piece of economic infrastructure, it went ahead and did it, often via what us(...)

 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(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said a full renegotiation of the confidence-and-supply agreement could be wrapped up within a month. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The future rollout of broadband across the country will form a central part of upcoming talks between Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael as the threat of an im(...)

David McCourt with former minister for communications, Denis Naughten. Photograph: Andrew Downes

It was Denis Naughten’s ambiguity about his meetings with the lead bidder for the National Broadband Plan, among other concerns, that spooked Leo Vara(...)

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(...)

 The Taoiseach Leo Varadkar was speaking in Bailieborough Community School in Co Cavan on Friday where he said he would make it a personal crusade to deliver broadband to 540,000 homes and businesses who currently cannot access it. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/ The Irish Times

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said he does not recall Denis Naughten giving details of more private dinners he had with the chief executive of a key bidd(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin wrote to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: “I think it is best if we both state upfront, irrespective of what happens during the confidence and supply review process, that we both agree not to bring down the Government”.

The best way to provide stability for the country as Brexit takes effect is for Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil to agree to hold the next election in the su(...)

Simon Harris: ‘It was disgraceful conduct. He should apologise and correct the record of the Dáil’. Photograph: Collins

Minister for Health Simon Harris has hit out at Micheál Martin over what he described as the Fianna Fáil leader’s “disgraceful conduct” in the lead up(...)

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