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Green Party leader Eamon Ryan said there were ‘big questions’ to answer in relation to where the broadband plan goes from here. File photograph: Tom Honan.

The resignation of Minister for Communications Denis Naughten following controversy over the National Broadband Plan has added “further uncertainty” t(...)

Minister for Communication Denis Naughten: ComReg needs to be given additional powers to allow it to regulate the market effectively. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The communications regulator is seriously understaffed with an additional 70 employees needed to help it carry out its duties, Minister for Communicat(...)

Operators connecting customers through Eir’s fibre network must pay it €272, compared with €114 in the UK. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

More needs to be done to address the dominance of Eir in the Irish broadband market as the current situation is to the detriment of consumers, an Oire(...)

Eir said: “Providing best in class technologies such as fibre to the home carries significantly higher costs in rural locations than in urban and suburban locations.” Photo Karl Hussey/ Fennell Photography

Telecoms firms, including Vodafone and BT, are considering a boycott of Eir’s wholesale network in parts of rural Ireland in a row over pricing. The (...)

Earlier this year, the Government agreed a deal with the telecoms firm, which saw 300,000 homes removed from the State scheme and placed back into Eir’s commercial rollout plans

The State subsidy required for the National Broadband Plan (NBP) may be 60 per cent higher than originally anticipated because of the Government’s dec(...)

Eir’s dominant position in the telecoms market in Ireland was examined  amid allegations of anti-competitive practices.

A regulatory review of Eir’s governance model has stopped short of calling for a complete separation of the former state monopoly’s wholesale and reta(...)

Ashley Madison: The data breach  resulted in the disclosure of countless personal details of Irish users and the mechanisms available to them to vindicate their rights are not clear. Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images

Last June the Irish Commercial Court admitted a case initiated by Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon against Facebook Ireland and Maximillian Sc(...)

Comreg has given Eir  four weeks to respond to its  findings.

Eir could be facing multi million euro fines for acting in an anti-competitive manner towards rivals that use its network. The State’s largest telco(...)

Eir chief executive Richard Moat. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Telecom firms have hit out at Eir for raising wholesale broadband prices for the second time in 14 months. The company’s standard monthly fibre pack(...)

Eir:  company plans to take regulator ComReg to court to have part of USO designation relating to access at a fixed location overturned. Photograph: Maxwells

Eir is challenging the law requiring it to provide rural phone services under the universal social obligation (USO). The State’s largest telco believ(...)

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