Timmy Dooley

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About 542,000 homes and businesses across the State stand to benefit from the State-subsidised National Broadband Plan.

The Government’s broadband tender process remains competitive even with just one bidder left in the race, the most senior official in charge of the pr(...)

Eir’s decision to withdraw from the NBP was ‘regrettable’, Minister for Communications Denis Naughten told an Oireachtas committee. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins.

The sole remaining bidder in the Government’s National Broadband Plan (NBP) is “really committed” to the project and “there is no sense of stopping th(...)

Campaigners voice their support for  the Climate Emergency Measures Bill outside Leinster House. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Despite strong Government opposition, a Bill to end the granting of licences for fossil fuel exploration and extraction in Ireland is set to clear its(...)

 Fianna Fáil TD Anne Rabbitte, party spokesman  on communications Timmy Dooley and Fianna Fáil technology spokesman  James Lawless  speaking to media at Leinster House regarding the party’s  private member’s  motion on the delivery of   broadband.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Minister for Communications Denis Naughten has rejected a Fianna Fáil demand for an independent review of the Government’s broadband plan. “I have co(...)

Minister for Communications Denis Naughten announcing details of the National Broadband Plan last April. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Fianna Fáil is calling for an independent review of the Government’s broadband procurement process following Eir’s surprise decision to quit the proce(...)

Minister Denis Naughten with Richard Moat, CEO eir. File photograph: MaxwellPhotography.ie

Fine Gael TDs have raised concerns about the effect of Eir’s decision to withdraw its bid for the national rural broadband scheme. The company, the S(...)

Telecommunications company Eir has withdrawn from the broadband procurement process to provide infrastructure to 542,000 homes and business premises dotted throughout rural Ireland. Photograph: Maxwells

The absence of high-speed broadband across much of rural Ireland has been one of the major failures of government over the past decade. That is why th(...)

Simon Coveney: “There are about 80 people working on this for the State to get this contract right”

A scheme to provide rural broadband will be in place by September so the Government can deliver it rapidly, Tánaiste Simon Coveney has told the Dáil. (...)

Simon Coveney has said Fine Gael wants to extend the confidence and supply agreement with Fianna Fáil. Photograph: Atef Safadi/EPA

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has re-iterated Fine Gael’s desire to extend the confidence and supply agreement with Fianna F(...)

The report proposes transferring responsibility for collection of the TV licence fee from An Post to Revenue. Photograph: Getty Images

The State’s television licence funding model is no longer fit for purpose, a report from the Oireachtas Committee on Communications states. The repo(...)

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