National Broadband Plan

‘Government accountability’ needed for broadband rollout in rural communities

‘Government accountability’ needed for broadband rollout in rural communities

Sinn Féin spokesperson for rural development Claire Kerrane has raised concerns about delays to the rollout of the National Broadband...

October 22, 2021

Officials to be quizzed on broadband rollout delays

Officials to be quizzed on broadband rollout delays

Officials from the Departments of Rural and Community Development and Environment, Climate and Communications will be quizzed on Wednesday about...

October 19, 2021

Broadband rollout to pick up pace from ‘2023 onwards’ after Covid-19 causes delay

Broadband rollout to pick up pace from ‘2023 onwards’ after Covid-19 causes delay

National Broadband Ireland (NBI) has said that after a significant delay in broadband rollout primarily due to Covid-19, it is...

September 19, 2021

Rural connectivity continues with National Broadband Plan

Rural connectivity continues with National Broadband Plan

The National Broadband Plan (NBP), which aims to connect more than 54,000 farms upon completion in 2025, has said that...

June 23, 2021

NBI examining prospect of speeding up broadband rollout

NBI examining prospect of speeding up broadband rollout

National Broadband Ireland (NBI) is examining the prospect of accelerating the rollout of its broadband plan, for communities across Ireland...

April 6, 2021

First farm connected under National Broadband Plan

First farm connected under National Broadband Plan

The first farm has been connected with high-speed fibre broadband under the National Broadband Plan (NBP). The farm, near Crossdoney,...

April 1, 2021

679 schools to be connected to broadband by end of 2022 as part of ‘investment in rural Ireland’

679 schools to be connected to broadband by end of 2022 as part of ‘investment in rural Ireland’

It has been announced today (Thursday, December 10) that 679 schools will be connected to high-speed broadband by the end...

December 10, 2020

National Broadband Plan: Contractors ‘pulled off site’ in hedge-cutting row

National Broadband Plan: Contractors ‘pulled off site’ in hedge-cutting row

80% of contractors who were brought in to cut hedges in the first stage of rolling out the National Broadband...

November 9, 2020

Budget 2021: €210 million allocated to progressing National Broadband Plan

Budget 2021: €210 million allocated to progressing National Broadband Plan

€210 million has been allocated to progressing the roll-out of the National Broadband Plan, with National Broadband Ireland targeting 115,000 premises...

October 14, 2020

First group of rural broadband points connected

First group of rural broadband points connected

Minister for Rural and Community Development Heather Humphreys and Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications Eamon Ryan have announced...

October 9, 2020

Irish farms to get broadband that is ‘probably faster than a lot of urban areas’ – Ryan

Irish farms to get broadband that is ‘probably faster than a lot of urban areas’ – Ryan

The 69% of Irish farms that are set to benefit from the National Broadband Plan will have high-quality speed that...

October 6, 2020

Pandemic an ‘excuse’ for delays in rural broadband roll-out – Verona Murphy

Pandemic an ‘excuse’ for delays in rural broadband roll-out – Verona Murphy

Independent TD Verona Murphy has raised concerns over the delays in rolling out the National Broadband Plan, as a result...

September 24, 2020

Response to rural broadband ‘unsatisfactory’, as farms and businesses suffer

Response to rural broadband ‘unsatisfactory’, as farms and businesses suffer

The government’s response to rural broadband issues has been “unsatisfactory” as farms, households and businesses continue to suffer, according to...

July 2, 2020

Rural Ireland is ‘sick of playing broken promises bingo’ on broadband

Rural Ireland is ‘sick of playing broken promises bingo’ on broadband

Comments around the acceleration of the roll-out of the National Broadband Plan have been welcomed by Macra na Feirme –...

June 19, 2020

Roll-out of internet hubs ‘need to be established ASAP’

Roll-out of internet hubs ‘need to be established ASAP’

The roll-out of high-speed internet hubs across the country is a welcome feature of the National Broadband Plan – but...

November 25, 2019

Macra welcomes signing of National Broadband Plan

Macra welcomes signing of National Broadband Plan

Macra na Feirme has issued a statement commending the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and the Environment, Richard Bruton, for...

November 19, 2019

National Broadband Plan welcomed – but ‘concerns remain’

National Broadband Plan welcomed – but ‘concerns remain’

Today’s signing of the contract for the National Broadband Plan (NBP) has been welcomed by independent TD Michael Fitzmaurice –...

November 19, 2019

National Broadband Plan to start roll-out within 8 weeks

National Broadband Plan to start roll-out within 8 weeks

The National Broadband Plan is set to be rolled out within the next eight weeks, after the Government formally signed...

November 19, 2019