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From TheJournal.ie Telecoms group concerned about Eir's €1bn claim and will consider legal action against the Irish government National Broadband Plan

Telecoms group concerned about Eir's €1bn claim and will consider legal action against the Irish government

Eir’s CEO told an Oireachtas committee recently that it could deliver the NBP for less than €1 billion.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar 'all ears' about Eir's claim about cheaper rural broadband National Broadband Plan

Varadkar 'all ears' about Eir's claim about cheaper rural broadband

The company’s CEO Carolan Lennon has said Eir could implement the National Broadband Plan for less than €1 billion.

From TheJournal.ie Vodafone resolves issue after network went down for customers around the country Outage

Vodafone resolves issue after network went down for customers around the country

Vodafone mobile data and broadband services were affected by the outage this afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie 'What planet are they living on?': Martin calls out 'farcical' broadband plan, says ESB agency should roll out network WiFi

'What planet are they living on?': Martin calls out 'farcical' broadband plan, says ESB agency should roll out network

FIanna Fáil says if in power it would set up an agency in the ESB to roll out broadband to rural Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Government under pressure to explain why taxpayer will have to pay most into broadband plan Broadband Controversy

Government under pressure to explain why taxpayer will have to pay most into broadband plan

The government was told the private bidder will, “in effect”, recoup its investment by 2028. By then, the State will have invested billions.

From TheJournal.ie Cost of broadband plan would hit social housing, road repairs and flood relief plans, minister warned National Broadband Plan

Cost of broadband plan would hit social housing, road repairs and flood relief plans, minister warned

Minister Paschal Donohoe has told the Dáil that no projects would be delayed or in risk because of the plan.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's a disgrace that it will take that long': Opposition TDs criticise 7-year timeline for rural broadband National Broadband Plan

'It's a disgrace that it will take that long': Opposition TDs criticise 7-year timeline for rural broadband

Cabinet yesterday signed off on the National Broadband Plan.

From TheJournal.ie Hundreds complain of broadband blackspots after promised rollouts don't materialise National Broadband Plan

Hundreds complain of broadband blackspots after promised rollouts don't materialise

The National Broadband Plan was due to be finished next year – but work is yet to even start.

From TheJournal.ie 'They sound genuine': Gardaí warn about broadband phone scam Warning

'They sound genuine': Gardaí warn about broadband phone scam

Gardaí are warning people to be on the alert to a phone scam in which fraudsters claim to be calling from utility companies.

From TheJournal.ie Removing 300,000 homes from original broadband plan 'made original tender less attractive' National Broadband Plan

Removing 300,000 homes from original broadband plan 'made original tender less attractive'

That was according to the Secretary General of the Department of Communications Mark Griffin.

From TheJournal.ie Bruton says tweets attributed to broadband plan director 'should not have happened' National Broadband Plan

Bruton says tweets attributed to broadband plan director 'should not have happened'

Former minister Denis Naughten also addressed the Dáil this evening.

From TheJournal.ie Denis Naughten welcomes report which says broadband plan 'was not tainted' by dinners Review Published

Denis Naughten welcomes report which says broadband plan 'was not tainted' by dinners

The review relied on statements by Naughten, David McCourt and others as no formal minutes were taken at these meetings.

From TheJournal.ie 'I've done nothing wrong': Pat Breen defends extending dinner invitation to broadband bidder's home to Naughten Pressure

'I've done nothing wrong': Pat Breen defends extending dinner invitation to broadband bidder's home to Naughten

The Taoiseach believes Breen’s involvement is not a resigning matter.

From TheJournal.ie Report due in three weeks on whether Naughten meetings undermined procurement process National Broadband Plan

Report due in three weeks on whether Naughten meetings undermined procurement process

The review follows the resignation of Denis Naughten as Communications Minister over his dinners with David McCourt.

From TheJournal.ie Martin rounds on Breen over dinner invitation to NBP bidder's home: 'It is not a credible explanation' Broadband Plan

Martin rounds on Breen over dinner invitation to NBP bidder's home: 'It is not a credible explanation'

Taoiseach repeated today that he did not think it was a resigning matter.

From TheJournal.ie Denis Naughten has resigned as Communications Minister Gone

Denis Naughten has resigned as Communications Minister

He made the announcement in the Dáil this afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie National Broadband Plan moves a step closer to reality as final tender submitted National Broadband Plan

National Broadband Plan moves a step closer to reality as final tender submitted

Nokia and enet are part of the consortium’s bid.

From TheJournal.ie The department claims it remains on track but what's happening with the National Broadband Plan? Explainer

The department claims it remains on track but what's happening with the National Broadband Plan?

SSE pulled out of the tendering process yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Customers complain over widespread Vodafone broadband outage Outage

Customers complain over widespread Vodafone broadband outage

Vodafone has confirmed that there was an issue with the provider’s fixed broadband this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Complaint partially upheld about 'Despicable Me' Sky ad Broadband

Complaint partially upheld about 'Despicable Me' Sky ad

The ASAI also upheld a complaint against Lidl in relation to a competition it ran.

From TheJournal.ie The head of the only remaining National Broadband Plan bidder has suddenly resigned Logging Off

The head of the only remaining National Broadband Plan bidder has suddenly resigned

Conal Henry has stepped down as the CEO of Enet.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's full steam ahead' - Naughten pours cold water on Fianna Fáil calls for review of National Broadband Plan Not Happening

'It's full steam ahead' - Naughten pours cold water on Fianna Fáil calls for review of National Broadband Plan

Fianna Fáil’s communications spokesman Timmy Dooley had suggested that the procurement process should be halted in order to ‘review’ the tender.

From TheJournal.ie Salvaging the broadband plan: 'State stepping in to provide rural internet should be considered' Computer Says No

Salvaging the broadband plan: 'State stepping in to provide rural internet should be considered'

Fianna Fáil will tonight ask the government to stall the procurement process and review what has gone wrong in the roll-out of broadband.

From TheJournal.ie Broadband in rural Ireland: 'If I disconnect, I don't get paid - I fear for my job' Column

Broadband in rural Ireland: 'If I disconnect, I don't get paid - I fear for my job'

“I feel like the people of rural Ireland have been let down, with broken promise after broken promise.”

From TheJournal.ie Why did Eir quit the State's broadband plan, and what now for rural Ireland? Connection Disrupted

Why did Eir quit the State's broadband plan, and what now for rural Ireland?

“We couldn’t make a business case stack up,” Eir CEO Richard Moat said. “So regrettably, we had to pull out.”

From TheJournal.ie 'I'm actually embarrassed': It'll be 2023 before all rural homes are connected to high-speed broadband Computer Says No

'I'm actually embarrassed': It'll be 2023 before all rural homes are connected to high-speed broadband

Rural TDs have hit out against Minister Denis Naughten who admitted it could be up to five years before all connections are done.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Will 180,000 homes and businesses begin 2020 without high-speed broadband? Factcheck

FactCheck: Will 180,000 homes and businesses begin 2020 without high-speed broadband?

Éamon Ó Cuív TD made the claim last week.

From TheJournal.ie Rural broadband: Big blow for competition as ESB-Vodafone pull out of bid DOWN THE LINE

Rural broadband: Big blow for competition as ESB-Vodafone pull out of bid

A number of telecoms companies are bidding for a State contract to bring broadband to 542,000 customers.

From TheJournal.ie 'We're supposed to be in the modern era': School misses out on high-speed internet by metres Rural Broadband

'We're supposed to be in the modern era': School misses out on high-speed internet by metres

St Kevin’s in Laragh still has to contend with internet speeds of 5mb.

From TheJournal.ie Here's what you need to know about Eir's record fine from the telecoms watchdog Poor Service

Here's what you need to know about Eir's record fine from the telecoms watchdog

The company blamed the weather for delivering poor phone services in 2015.

From TheJournal.ie You may soon have to input your TV licence number to watch RTÉ online Computer Says No

You may soon have to input your TV licence number to watch RTÉ online

Minister Denis Naughten said he is looking to replicate the UK system.

From TheJournal.ie This is the county with the worst broadband access in Ireland Offline

This is the county with the worst broadband access in Ireland

Just over a third of the premises in Roscommon have access to high-speed broadband.

From TheJournal.ie 7 ways the government says it will fix broadband access in Ireland Rural Ireland

7 ways the government says it will fix broadband access in Ireland

The government’s plan to speed up and deliver broadband services has been repeatedly delayed.

From TheJournal.ie Here's what to do if your broadband speed is wrecking your head Connection Issues

Here's what to do if your broadband speed is wrecking your head

Some parts of the country experience broadband speeds up to 36 times slower than others.

From TheJournal.ie Inside the little-known company that brought broadband to dozens of Irish towns Enet

Inside the little-known company that brought broadband to dozens of Irish towns

As part of our How My Business Works series, we profile Limerick broadband provider Enet.

From TheJournal.ie Text messages are on the way out - but we're eating up huge amounts of data WhatsApp

Text messages are on the way out - but we're eating up huge amounts of data

The new ComReg report also found that Ireland is expensive for home broadband, but relatively cheap for mobile bills.

From TheJournal.ie Virgin Media says restoring internet for customers is 'top priority' Not Working

Virgin Media says restoring internet for customers is 'top priority'

Outages have been reported in various locations across the country.

From TheJournal.ie 30% of Eir broadband customers exposed to cyber attack Security Risk

30% of Eir broadband customers exposed to cyber attack

There are apparently hundreds of thousands of security attacks every week, but few are ever reported.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'Rural Ireland is not dead. It’s on the verge of great things.' Good News

Opinion: 'Rural Ireland is not dead. It’s on the verge of great things.'

We are a country renowned for our innovation and problem solving. Let’s fix Rural Ireland, writes David Minton.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Tuesday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Here’s everything you need to know as you start your day.

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