Denis Naughten

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“Fixed broadband may have been Plan A for the government in 2015 when the rural broadband project was launched, but time and technology have moved on, and mobile broadband has caught up”

The Government’s plan to subsidise the roll out of broadband in rural areas – so long in the planning and now so mired in controversy – has failed. Th(...)

President of the European Court of Auditors Klaus-Heiner Lehne. The court said the State was on course to achieve its  2025   broadband targets

Ireland is not the only EU state struggling to resolve the problem of rural broadband, representatives of the European Court of Auditors have said. T(...)

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 (...)

Some 300 lamp posts and low-lying bollard have been turned  into EV charging points in London

One of the oft-questioned aspects of the great changeover to electric cars is how those of us who don’t have a driveway, or any other form of access t(...)

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 resigned after his meetings with the leader of the sole remaining bidder for the broadband contract were made public. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

There are growing fears at the highest level of Government about the escalating costs of the National Broadband Plan, now estimated at some €3 billion(...)

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(...)

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