Eir denied there was an issue with the rollout of fibre to 300,000 homes. Photograph: Alan Betson

A row has broken out in the telecoms industry over the quality of Eir’s new fibre broadband network to 300,000 rural households which were formerly pa(...)

Paschal Donohoe will pay a full Christmas social welfare bonus this year in the forthcoming no-deal Brexit budget, the Sunday Times states.

Almost two-thirds of voters have said they would be willing to forgo budget tax cuts at a time of rising fears over the economic cost of a no-deal Bre(...)

‘Within six months we have made reliable high-speed broadband a reality for over 800,000 premises,’ says Imagine’s chief executive, Sean Bolger.

Wireless broadband operator Imagine claims it can now deliver high-speed broadband to 800,000 rural homes and businesses, many of which are earmarked (...)

Personnel costs were the main contributor to AIB’s higher expenses, growing 8 per cent or €29 million between January and June over the same period in 2018, because of wage inflation and a higher headcount.

AIB has imposed an embargo on recruitment and promotion for its 9,800 staff as the State-controlled lender moves to keep a lid on costs, according to (...)

Eir CEO Carolan Lennon and Eir’s director of regulatory and public policy Gary Healy, before going in front of an Oireachtas committee. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Is Eir attempting to torpedo the National Broadband Plan (NBP)? Ireland’s largest telco threw the process into chaos last month, claiming it could do (...)

The new figure underlines Eir’s central argument about the NBP: that it is an expensive, cumbersome way to achieve the delivery of rural broadband. Photograph: iStock

Telecommunications is among the most complex industries in the world; highly regulated, massively expensive, and central to the success of business, e(...)

The €512 million subsidy figure is contained in a letter sent by Eir chief executive Carolan Lennon (Pictured here with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar) to the Department of Communications. Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

Telecoms company Eir could have delivered the National Broadband Plan (NBP) for a government subsidy as low as €512 million, according to a letter fro(...)

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(...)

KPMG was appointed as procurement advisers on the national broadband plan in December 2014 following a tender process. It was appointed to advise on ownership options and the procurement phase.  Photograph: iStock

The national broadband plan’s contract is only effective if it is appropriately adhered to and implemented by both parties, KPMG’s head of corporate f(...)

Conceived during the crisis, the broadband plan was designed to minimise the up-front cost. Whether that is now the best option to deliver long-term value for money is the question.

The Government is battling to win support for its broadband plan – welcomed through much of rural Ireland, but attacked by its own senior officials an(...)

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