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Minister for Communications Richard Bruton has said  the National Broadband Plan contract will likely be signed later this year.  Photograph: iStock

Some €200 million in tax revenue over the next two to three years will be required to pay for the National Broadband Plan, Minister for Finance Pascha(...)

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(...)

Why is Eir undertaking this full frontal assault on a broadband process  it has not been engaged in for 18 months? Photograph:  Michael Smith/Getty Images

Since its explosive claim that it could deliver the objectives of the National Broadband Plan for €1 billion, Eir has shown little sign of resiling fr(...)

The Eir claim was like ‘they pulled the pin out of the grenade and rolled it into the room,’ according to committee member and Green Party leader Eamon Ryan. Photograph: iStock

What has been proposed? Earlier this week, Eir told a sitting of the Oireachtas communications committee it could complete the National Broadband Pla(...)

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(...)

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(...)

Minister for Communications Richard Bruton is among the advocates for the broadband plan. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Major value-for-money reports on the National Broadband Plan consistently overestimated by €1 billion costs facing the operator. The error in the cos(...)

Over the next seven years, 147,000km of fibre will be strung on existing Eir-owned poles, said Minister for Communications Richard Bruton in the Dáil. File photograph: Getty

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has insisted that giving a company such as the ESB responsibility to deliver high-speed broadband “won’t work as quickly and co(...)

Every EU country has grid-level solar already in place, as does Northern Ireland. Amarenco’s chairman says it has been waiting three years to progress 16 projects in the Republic. Photograph:  Hector Retamal/AFP/Getty Images

Solar energy company boss John Mullins says there has been a staggering lack of progress in enabling the delivery of new renewable energy projects in (...)

Then-minister for communications Pat Rabbitte (centre) at the launch of the National Broadband Strategy in 2012. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

It’s a saga that’s been running for almost seven years, but the national broadband plan finally looks like it’s going to proceed. Pat Rabbitte was th(...)

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