Broadband bidder David McCourt should be made to "suffer the consequences" for breaking procurement rules by repeatedly meeting ex-communications minister Denis Naughten during the crucial tender process, according to Fianna Fáil.
Fri, 07 Dec, 2018
The author of the Denis Naughten broadband report has admitted the ex-minister's multiple meetings with bidder David McCourt broke the rules "in the strictest sense" - but has denied any wrongdoing took place.
Thu, 06 Dec, 2018
Former Minister for Communications Denis Naughten says that his main objective during meetings with US businessman David McCourt was that his consortium Granahan- McCourt remained a bidder for the National Broadband Plan.
Thu, 29 Nov, 2018
Explanations about meetings between former communications minister Denis Naughten and a lead bidder in the broadband plan do “not stack up” and more answers are needed on the stalled project, says Fianna Fáil.
Wed, 28 Nov, 2018
Ex-communications minister Denis Naughten has broken his silence on the broadband meetings controversy which forced him to resign from office, saying he has been cleared by the Government report into the scandal.
Tue, 27 Nov, 2018
Over the years this country has gone from one scandal to the next where governing politicians have been embroiled in various controversies, with some of these being the subject of expensive tribunals of investigation.
Tue, 16 Oct, 2018
One of the great gifts social media seemed to offer in its more innocent days was that various platforms might become new homes for political discourse and commentary. It is a great sadness that this opportunity to engage, to debate and better understand has been squandered. Social media has stratified political conversation in a dangerous and corrosive way.
Sat, 13 Oct, 2018
Communications Minister Denis Naughten has denied being “spooked” into closing rural post offices by his officials, and said he has received Government approval to investigate the possibility of providing more services through the An Post network.
Wed, 05 Sep, 2018
Days before the last general election, the man who would be minister for climate action, Denis Naughten, told RTÉ Radio’s Late Debate that when he was out canvassing, no-one on the doorsteps was asking about climate change.
Thu, 26 Jul, 2018
Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Denis Naughten TD has announced that Frank and Honest will replace all non-recyclable single-use cups with a new compostable cup and lid from September this year.
Tue, 15 May, 2018
Communications Minister Denis Naughten should remove himself from any media merger decisions unless he issues a public statement accepting he was wrong to discuss Independent News and Media’s (INM) bid for Celtic Media with a lobbyist.
Tue, 24 Apr, 2018