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Telecoms company Eir is seeking to raise at least €350 million to take out a high-interest bond.

Telecoms company Eir is seeking to raise at least €350 million to take out a high-interest bond. It is examining options including raising fresh equ(...)

Chief executive Richard Moat envisaged that Eir would bid alone for the NBP, which will be awarded in two regional tranches

Eir, which yesterday reported half-yearly revenues up 4 per cent to €653 million, has vowed to press ahead with the rollout of fibre broadband to 300,(...)

13/07/2015 - NEWS - Alex White TD Minister for Communications, at official launch of Eircode, Ireland's new postcode system, at the Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin.Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish TimesPhotograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

The Department of Communications has controversially rejected a proposal by telecoms firm Eir to supply fibre broadband to 300,000 homes originally e(...)

Economist Colm McCarthy takes issue with the proposed “gap funding model”, which is likely to mean the State subsidises the cost of a high-speed broadband network for rural Ireland. Photograph: Getty Images

The Government’s National Broadband Plan has the potential to erode competition in the sector resulting in higher prices and poorer services for consu(...)

Ciarán Barrett, head of consumer fixed at Vodafone Ireland and Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Simon Coveney. photograph: darragh kane

Homeowners and businesses in Carrigaline, Co Cork, are the first to avail of the new Siro broadband service with its speeds of up to 1Gb – up to 40 ti(...)

Vodafone Ireland’s Ciaran Barrett, Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney and Peter Collins, managing director of Carrigaline Court Hotel:  LightSpeed is being initially launched in Carrigaline. Photograph: Darragh Kane

Vodafone will today launch LightSpeed Broadband, its new high-speed fibre broadband offering delivered over its €450 million Siro fibre infr(...)

A still from Eir’s new ad campaign

Eir threw something of a curveball at Minister for Communications Alex White recently. His big plan to connect rural Ireland to high-speed broadband w(...)

European Commissioner for Rural Development Phil Hogan, centre, with Lucy O’Brien and Sean Atkinson, chief executive of Siro. photograph: photocall ireland

A rural community in Co Laois is benefiting from Ireland’s fastest commercial broadband service, thanks to an initiative by Vodafone-ESB joint venture(...)

European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development Phil Hogan said the digital gap between urban and rural areas must be closed. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The remote village of Ratheniska in Co Laois - home to the National Ploughing Championships - is about to get the fastest broadband in the State. Sir(...)

Alex White: would not be drawn on how much the Government expects to spend on the whole process. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The dream of high-speed broadband has inched closer to reality for hundreds of thousands of people in rural Ireland. Minister for Communications Alex(...)

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