David McCourt, the  businessman behind US investment firm Granahan McCourt. The Department of Finance referred the State-owned Irish Bank Resolution Corporation to Mr McCourt.

The US businessman whose meetings with Denis Naughten led to his resignation as minister for communications held a series of meetings with the former (...)

Siro, the ESB’s telecommunications arm, dropped out of the NBP process last year, saying there was no longer a “business case” for its continued participation

The Government should mandate the ESB to deliver the National Broadband Plan (NBP) as a means of breaking the current impasse, Fianna Fáil communicati(...)

Fine Gael junior minister Pat Breen is reported in the Sunday Business Post as having held a number of meetings with the lead bidder for the National Broadband Plan. Photograph: Tom Honan

Fine Gael junior minister Pat Breen held a number of meetings with the lead bidder for the National Broadband Plan (NBP), the Sunday Business Post rep(...)

Former minister for finance Micheal Noonan:  Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has confirmed  Mr Noonan and several department officials met Enet representatives in December 2016. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Former minister for finance Michael Noonan met representatives of Irish telco Enet including its public relations adviser Eoin Ó Neachtain just three (...)

‘Cost of building the network is  roughly €2,000 per home or business’. Photograph: iStock

Minister for communications Denis Naughten’s surprise resignation this week over his contacts with the lead bidder for the National Broadband Plan has(...)

Denis Naughten resigns as Minister for Communications on Thursday: Mr Naughten had originally only admitted to meeting David McCourt at a social event in New York in July

Former minister for communications Denis Naughten was directly involved in negotiations with the lead bidder for the National Broadband Plan (NBP), re(...)

Denis Naughten resigns as Minister for Communication on Thursday. There are rules and protocols around procurement. They strictly forbid direct canvassing of government and government ministers during a tender.

Have Denis Naughten’s meetings with the lead bidder during the procurement process for the Government National Broadband Plan compromised the whole en(...)

“Is it the case that I shouldn’t meet with people prepared to come in and invest in the country?” asked Denis Naughten.  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Minutes from the dinner meeting between Minister for Communications Denis Naughten and US businessman David McCourt in July have been released followi(...)

Eir chief executive Carolan Lennon, and director of regulatory and public policy Gary Healy: Ms Lennon said 42 per cent of Irish people lived in rural areas compared to an EU average of 27 per cent. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Eir’s chief executive Carolan Lennon has defended her company’s controversial decision to pull out of the Government’s broadband process at the last m(...)

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(...)

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