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#National Broadband Plan

From TheJournal.ie EU approves state aid for €3bn National Broadband Plan Approved

EU approves state aid for €3bn National Broadband Plan

The decision means the contract for the €3 billion plan can be signed.

From TheJournal.ie Fianna Fáil says it won't bring down the government over the broadband plan Rural Broadband

Fianna Fáil says it won't bring down the government over the broadband plan

Fianna Fáil’s Timmy Dooley said the decision to proceed is a matter for government.

From TheJournal.ie Government spends more than €25m on consultancy fees for National Broadband Plan Rural Broadband

Government spends more than €25m on consultancy fees for National Broadband Plan

The fees were paid to firms for advice given from 2013 to date.

From TheJournal.ie Government keen to sign broadband contract and get 'started right away' National Broadband Plan

Government keen to sign broadband contract and get 'started right away'

Government sources state that more delays will come at further extra costs.

From TheJournal.ie National broadband network should remain in public ownership, committee recommends National Broadband Plan

National broadband network should remain in public ownership, committee recommends

The project which will see the roll-out of a State-subsidised broadband service across the country.

From TheJournal.ie 'It is not our job to hide our views': Top civil servant who warned against broadband plan stands over his opinion Rural Wifi

'It is not our job to hide our views': Top civil servant who warned against broadband plan stands over his opinion

Watt caused controversy recently when documents warning the government against proceeding with the NBP were published.

From TheJournal.ie Government: Eir proposal to complete National Broadband Plan for €1 billion 'not feasible' Broadband Row

Government: Eir proposal to complete National Broadband Plan for €1 billion 'not feasible'

The company’s CEO raised the alternative cost at an Oireachtas committee last month.

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 Another tender process for broadband plan would take three years, committee hears Crossed Wires

Another tender process for broadband plan would take three years, committee hears

Eir’s CEO said last week that it could deliver the NBP for far less than the approved bidder.

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 'It's no secret': Eir boss says telecoms company could complete broadband plan for less than €1bn Rural Wifi

'It's no secret': Eir boss says telecoms company could complete broadband plan for less than €1bn

Government announced that it is to proceed with its plans for the €3 billion NBP

From TheJournal.ie Government officials had 'serious reservations' about broadband plan cost before final tender was submitted FOI

Government officials had 'serious reservations' about broadband plan cost before final tender was submitted

Documents released under FOI show how members of the Cabinet privately raised concerns about the plan.

From TheJournal.ie Top civil servant who warned against broadband plan questioned behind closed doors National Broadband Plan

Top civil servant who warned against broadband plan questioned behind closed doors

Robert Watt warned ‘strongly recommended against’ the decision to proceed with the NBP.

From TheJournal.ie National Broadband system could be sold on in years to come, say TDs as it's confirmed bidder to invest initial €220m Granahan McCourt

National Broadband system could be sold on in years to come, say TDs as it's confirmed bidder to invest initial €220m

National Broadband Ireland – set up by investors Granahan McCourt – said this initial investment is “at risk first”.

From TheJournal.ie 'Not about bringing Netflix to rural Ireland': Naughten says broadband plan ready to go 'for months' Timing

'Not about bringing Netflix to rural Ireland': Naughten says broadband plan ready to go 'for months'

The former minister took part in a heated debate on RTÉ’s Saturday with Katie Hannon this afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie National Broadband Plan: Ballooning costs, secret dinners and four ministers later, a timeline since 2012 2012-2019

National Broadband Plan: Ballooning costs, secret dinners and four ministers later, a timeline since 2012

The government has finally approved the National Broadband Plan.

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 Newly released documents show Donohoe's department 'strongly' recommended against broadband plan Secretary General

Newly released documents show Donohoe's department 'strongly' recommended against broadband plan

The broadband plan will cost €3 billion.

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 Cabinet signs off on the €3 billion broadband plan - here's what we know so far Rural Broadband

Cabinet signs off on the €3 billion broadband plan - here's what we know so far

The first homes will be connected next year, but some will be waiting up to seven years for broadband.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should the government spend €3bn on the National Broadband Plan? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the government spend €3bn on the National Broadband Plan?

Opposition parties claim the plan is not good value for money.

From TheJournal.ie Government set to decide whether to sign off on €3bn National Broadband Plan WiFi

Government set to decide whether to sign off on €3bn National Broadband Plan

The plan aims to bring high-speed internet to smaller towns and one-off homes around Ireland.

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 Taoiseach says final tender for broadband plan is 'many multiples' of the original estimated cost National Broadband Plan

Taoiseach says final tender for broadband plan is 'many multiples' of the original estimated cost

The Taoiseach said he will make a decision on the final bidder before Easter.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's fatally flawed': What the hell is going on with the shrinking National Broadband Plan? Rural Broadband

'It's fatally flawed': What the hell is going on with the shrinking National Broadband Plan?

Seven years after it was announced, there’s still little clarity on the cost – or the size – of the long-awaited rural broadband network.

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 Diary trawl unearths more meetings between former Communications Minister and David McCourt National Broadband Plan

Diary trawl unearths more meetings between former Communications Minister and David McCourt

Denis Naughten resigned last week over revelations that he met with the businessman four times.

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 'Pat Breen asked a minister to meet a constituent and Naughten decided to go' National Broadband Plan

'Pat Breen asked a minister to meet a constituent and Naughten decided to go'

Pressure has been mounting on Breen to clarify the nature of his meetings with McCourt.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: How dinners with a US telecoms millionaire cost Denis Naughten his job Routered

Explainer: How dinners with a US telecoms millionaire cost Denis Naughten his job

Naughten resigned as Communications Minister earlier today.

From TheJournal.ie Naughten admits more private meetings with head of broadband bidding group National Broadband Plan

Naughten admits more private meetings with head of broadband bidding group

Richard Bruton is to take over the role of Communications Minister temporarily.

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 Taoiseach 'satisfied' with Denis Naughten's account of dinner with Broadband Plan bidder - for now David Mccourt

Taoiseach 'satisfied' with Denis Naughten's account of dinner with Broadband Plan bidder - for now

Naughten has been under pressure after it emerged he attended a dinner with David McCourt in July.

From TheJournal.ie 'The bid is contaminated': Communications Minister questioned over dinner with Broadband Plan bidder Leaders' Quesions

'The bid is contaminated': Communications Minister questioned over dinner with Broadband Plan bidder

The contract for the plan is estimated to be worth up to half a billion euro.

From TheJournal.ie Government says overground option for North-South interconnector will go ahead as planned Pylons

Government says overground option for North-South interconnector will go ahead as planned

The Minister for Communications confirmed that the interconnector would be constructed even in the event of a hard Brexit.

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.

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