Denis Naughten

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The outcome of the audit of the broadband process is convenient for the Government in that it concludes that meetings between the former communications minister, Denis Naughten (right, pictured with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar), and the leader of the sole remaining bidding consortium, David McCourt, were a “ cause for concern”, but that the tender process has not been contaminated. Photograph: Sam Boal/Rollingnews.ie

The outcome of the audit of the broadband process is convenient for the Government in that it concludes that meetings between former communications mi(...)

Leo Varadkar and Denis Naughten: The Taoiseach was more interested in the really good bits of the report he commissioned in the wake of Naughten’s resignation as minister for communications. Photograph: Sam Boal/Rollingnews.ie

There was a touch of Through the Looking Glass to the Taoiseach’s answer on the topic of the day. Humpty Dumpty’s scornful reply to Alice came to mind(...)

Denis Naughten former  minister for communication, climate change and environment announcing details of the National Broadband Plan at Government Buildings on April 4th, 2017 Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The report into the broadband process concluded rather fortunately for the Government. It has found both that the former minister Denis Naughten was (...)

Denis Naughten: ‘My sole objective throughout this process, during my time as Minister, was to deliver much promised broadband to rural Ireland’. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

An independent audit report from Peter Smyth published on Tuesday concluded that former minister for communications Denis Naughten did not influence t(...)

Report examined whether contacts between former minister Denis  Naughten and David  McCourt undermined the broadband tender process. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

The former minister for communications Denis Naughten did not influence, or seek to influence, the tender process of the national broadband plan duri(...)

Former minister for communications Denis Naughten did not influence or seek to influence the conduct of the broadband tender process in favour of Granahan McCourt Capital, or otherwise, the independent auditor found.

Former minister for communications Denis Naughten did not influence, or seek to influence, the tender process of the national broadband plan during me(...)

Minister for Communications Richard Bruton. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Irish television production companies are urging new Minister for Communications Richard Bruton to move forward on licence fee reform, saying the Iris(...)

Denis Naughten: An independent audit found the National Broadband Plan has not been fatally undermined by private meetings the former minister for communications  had with the sole remaining bidder. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

What is happening with the National Broadband Plan (NBP)? It hasn’t been abandoned, that’s what. An independent audit of the process has found that i(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, left, announced the review in answer to fears that the process had been fatally undermined by private meetings between Denis Naughten and David McCourt (right). Photograph: Sam Boal/ Rollingnews.ie

The independent auditor’s report into the tender process for the State’s rural broadband contract is expected to find that the process has not been fa(...)

The €3 billion figure may have been created by someone inside the Government, perhaps  to dampen expectations the broadband plan will ever be completed. Photograph:  Andrew Matthews/PA

The National Broadband Plan (NBP) was a wounded animal before we heard last month that the project might cost a whopping €3 billion, twice the origina(...)

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