Peter Smyth

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Leo Cullen: “Before most people wake, Leo is working away on what’s best for Leinster Rugby but people don’t see that,” says Isa Nacewa. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

“We farmed in Newtownmountkennedy and I’d be moving ponies or sheep and I’d ask Leo, from a young age, to give me a hand. He always said yes but he wa(...)

Reports at the weekend suggested former minister for communications Denis Naughten believed he should return to the Cabinet as he had been exonerated by the Smyth report. Photograph:  Alan Betson

Senior officials from the Department of Communications expect to make a recommendation on the national broadband plan in the coming weeks, the confide(...)

Social Democrat TD Catherine Murphy: wants the Department of Communications to make available an unredacted copy of an expert report by Analysys Mason which reviews the operation, management and access to the metropolitan area networks. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) is set to question a number of companies which previously competed for the National Broadband Plan contract. Com(...)

Former minister for communications Denis Naughten (right) is pictured alongside An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar on March 3rd Photograph: Sam Boal/Rollingnews.ie

The Government’s national broadband plan was in crisis long before the controversy surrounding former minister Denis Naughten’s meetings with the lead(...)

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(...)

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(...)

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 report was ordered following the resignation of then minister for communications Denis Naughten after revelations he had held private meetings with US businessman David McCourt. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The independent auditor’s report into the process to award the State contract to build the rural broadband network is to be published in coming days. (...)

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