Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin became very angry as he accused Taoiseach Leo Varadkar of being ‘less than transparent’ about the participants in the sole remaining bid for national broadband. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The composition of the consortium to deliver the national broadband plan has been like “shifting sands” with claims that the Government has misled eve(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar was speaking in the wake of the publication of the report of the independent assessor Peter Smyth, who found that the process had not been compromised. Photograph: PA Wire

The remaining consortium in the tender process for the National Broadband Plan has changed but it is not a new consortium, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has (...)

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(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar awards SFI St Patrick’s Day Science Medal to Leading Physicist Prof Margaret Murnane and technology innovator David McCourt

Margaret Murnane, Professor of Physics and Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Colorado; and David McCourt, founder and CEO of Grana(...)

Leading physicist  Prof Margaret Murnane was awarded the Science Foundation Ireland’s St Patrick’s Day Science Medal. Photograph: John Harrington

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has presented Science Foundation Ireland’s St Patrick’s Day Science Medal to Prof Margaret Murnane, a world leader in developme(...)

Enet chief executive Conal Henry (right, with former minister for finance Michael Noonan and Enet director Michael Tiernan) has made a surprise departure from the telco. Photograph: Kieran Clancy

The chief executive of Enet, the sole remaining bidder in the Government’s broadband process, has stepped down just weeks after placing the telco in p(...)

Those thousands awaiting rural broadband will anxiously be watching for Denis Naughten’s “Plan B”. Photograph: iStock

Eir’s departure from the National Broadband Plan (NBP) has left the process hanging by a thread. We now have one bidder in what’s supposed to be a com(...)

 Regional broadband: Eir’s departure renders the Government’s procurement process uncompetitive, a scenario that might prompt a recalibrated tender process. Photograph: Paul Bradley

The single biggest question hanging over Eir’s sudden departure from the Government’s broadband process is who pulled the plug, effectively turning th(...)

The Granahan McCourt-led consortium paid a reported €43 million in 2013 for Enet, whose core business is managing the State’s network of metropolitan area networks in 94 towns around the Republic.

A State-backed fund is set to buy 78 per cent of broadband firm Enet in a deal that values the company, which is among groups vying for lucrative Nati(...)

Irish-American property and sports billionaire Frank McCourt at a Los Angeles Dodgers game. Photograph: Jon SooHoo/LA Dodgers

Nestled inside the historic Horse Guards Parade is a beautiful arena which is the setting of the eleventh leg of the 2014 Longines Global Champions(...)

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