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Minister for Communications Denis Naughten announcing details of the National Broadband Plan at Government Buildings last year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Government’s broadband plans were mired in enough controversy before Denis O’Brien’s Actavo, formerly Siteserv, emerged this week as part of the f(...)

Minister for Communications Denis Naughten told the Dáil on Tuesday that his department had received the final tender relating to the national broadband plan. Photograph: Michael Smith/Getty Images

Denis O’Brien’s Actavo, formerly known as Siteserv, has joined a consortium bidding for the national broadband plan (NBP) as the process reaches the f(...)

Fianna Fáil justice spokesman Jim O’Callaghan is among those with concerns about renewing the confidence-and-supply deal. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Senior Fianna Fáil TDs have begun to air serious concerns about renewing the confidence-and-supply deal that underpins the Fine Gael-led minority Gove(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has stuck to his position that any talks on a successor to the confidence-and-supply deal must wait until after the budget. Photograph: Conor McCabe

Micheál Martin insists he won’t talk about it until after the October 9th budget, but it is likely to be the main topic of conversation among his TDs (...)

Ann Gilmore closes the door for on the last day of business at the Post Office in Ballindine, Co Mayo. Photograph: Keith Heneghan

The chief executive of An Post has said he is not attacking rural Ireland but is ensuring the viability of the company. “What we are doing is the opp(...)

File image of Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin and Éamon Ó Cuív at the Mansion House, Dublin. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

Fianna Fáil (FF) frontbencher Timmy Dooley has said he will “follow party policy” and support Michael D Higgins in the forthcoming presidential electi(...)

Fianna Fáil communications spokesman Timmy Dooley said a proposed new minister for the media is ‘about the preservation and protection of quality journalism’. Photograph: Alan Betson.

A minister for the media, a new €30 million fund for print journalism and a review of defamation laws are among the proposals advanced by Fianna Fáil (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said 80 per cent of premises in the country would have high-speed broadband by the end of the year. Photograph: Leah Farrell/RollingNews.ie

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said he remained “confident” the National Broadband Plan would be delivered as pledged despite the withdrawal of SSE from the l(...)

Independent TD Michael Fitzmaurice said broadband was “as important as water and electricity” in rural Ireland”, and called for the Dáil to be recalled. Photograph: Getty Images

Taxpayers could face a bill of €1 billion to complete the National Broadband Plan, according to industry sources close to the scheme. Initial reports(...)

Minister for Communications Denis Naughten announcing details of the National Broadband Plan at Government Buildings last year. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil and Labour have expressed fears for the future of the Government’s National Broadband Plan after a key member of the last consortium biddi(...)

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