David Mccourt

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Denis Naughten resigns as Minister for Communication on Thursday. There are rules and protocols around procurement. They strictly forbid direct canvassing of government and government ministers during a tender.

Have Denis Naughten’s meetings with the lead bidder during the procurement process for the Government National Broadband Plan compromised the whole en(...)

Denis Naughten: His departure from Government reduces the number of votes the Taoiseach can command in the Dáil to 54 – three short of a bare majority when Fianna Fáil abstains. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The shock resignation of the Minister for Communications, Denis Naughten, on Thursday has further eroded the Government’s working majority in the Dáil(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar was  right to force Denis Naughten to resign as Minister for Communications after he had been informed of a series of private dinner meetings between Naughten and US businessman David McCourt, who was involved in the tender for the national broadband plan.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar was absolutely right to force Denis Naughten to resign as Minister for Communications. Naughten’s inappropriate behaviour left (...)

Former  minister Denis Naughten and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

In the way that car crashes do, it caught everyone by surprise. A smattering of TDs had gathered in the Dáil chamber at 3pm to hear the statement by (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said so far he is satisfied with the Minister for Communications’ explanation over his meetings with the lead bidder for th(...)

Residential landlords paid tax on just 59 per cent of their rental income in 2016, claiming total deductions of some €1 billion

Meetings between Minister for Communications Denis Naughten and David McCourt, the lead bidder for the Government’s National Broadband Plan, worth in (...)

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(...)

Minister for Communication Denis Naughten: met with Granahan McCourt while McCourt’s company was bidding for a major Government contract. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Two big questions hang over the Government’s broadband procurement process. Will the de facto winner, Granahan McCourt, the US venture capital group t(...)

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(...)

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