Henry Conal

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Former minister for finance Micheal Noonan:  Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has confirmed  Mr Noonan and several department officials met Enet representatives in December 2016. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Former minister for finance Michael Noonan met representatives of Irish telco Enet including its public relations adviser Eoin Ó Neachtain just three (...)

Conal Henry: to the irritation of rivals, he  sought and won a renewal of the Government contract to run the State’s Metropolitan Area Networks

By any measure Enet boss Conal Henry’s performance over the last 12 months has been stellar. First he secured a deal that saw 78 per cent of the telco(...)

Enet chief executive Conal Henry (right, with former minister for finance Michael Noonan and Enet director Michael Tiernan) has made a surprise departure from the telco. Photograph: Kieran Clancy

The chief executive of Enet, the sole remaining bidder in the Government’s broadband process, has stepped down just weeks after placing the telco in p(...)

Those thousands awaiting rural broadband will anxiously be watching for Denis Naughten’s “Plan B”. Photograph: iStock

Eir’s departure from the National Broadband Plan (NBP) has left the process hanging by a thread. We now have one bidder in what’s supposed to be a com(...)

Fergal Mulligan, programme manager of the National Broadband Plan and  Denis Naughten, Minister for Communications. Photograph: Maxwells

The National Broadband Plan is likely to cost more than the €1 billion previously signalled because of the high cost of connecting homes in rural par(...)

Enet is Ireland’s largest wholesale-only carrier. Photograph: iStock

A consortium including wholesale broadband supplier Enet is the last bidder left in the Government’s National Broadband Plan (NBP) following the withd(...)

The Government is expected to stump up about half the cost of the National Broadband Plan here, which could be between €1 billion and €1.5 billion

The Government is expected to finalise the number of homes and businesses covered by the National Broadband Plan (NBP) this week. This follows a repo(...)

ComReg’s new report shows just 7,623 households and businesses are using  fibre broadband despite industry claims of much higher take-up

Amid all the hype around fibre broadband and a welter of company announcements about its rollout, ComReg figures, released on Thursday, show there are(...)

Data flow: High-speed broadband is the new necessity for modern living and working. It lets people live where they choose, work from home, run web businesses or use apps to farm more efficiently

Rural Ireland was last in the queue to get electricity in the 20th century. The government’s Rural Electrification Scheme started after the second Wor(...)

Fibre to Business in Kilkenny: Martin Costelloe, president of Kilkenny Chamber; John Mulholland, acting county manager, Kilkenny; John Mulholland, acting county manager, Kilkenny County Council; John H¼urley, chief executive  of Kilkenny Chamber;  Mary McCabe, project manager with eNet; John Regan, head of sales and Service with Ripplecom; and Kevin Hanley, head of IT with Kilkenny County Council. Photograph: Pat Moore

Businesses that want proper high-speed, fibre-optic broadband networks in their town or city need to get lobbying if they want it to be chosen, accor(...)

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