Minister for Communications Richard Bruton. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Minister for Communications Richard Bruton has denied reports of a further delay to the National Broadband Plan (NBP) amid speculation he had been due(...)

 Granahan McCourt chairman and chief executive David  McCourt:  Minister for Communications Richard Bruton is expected to sign  a   €2.9 billion contract with National Broadband Ireland, a firm established by   Granahan McCourt, according to the Sunday Times

Broadband contract The Government is expected to sign the €2.9 billion contract for the national broadband plan next week, according to the Sunday Ti(...)

David McCourt’s company has been shortlisted for Project Stratum, the North’s £165 million broadband rollout project, after the initial stage of procurement. File photograph: Jason Clarke

Granahan McCourt, the Government’s preferred bidder for the €3 billion National Broadband Plan (NBP), has been confirmed as one of the lead bidders fo(...)

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(...)

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