Clash of the civil servants lays bare an urban-rural split

12th May, 2019
Clash of the civil servants lays bare an urban-rural split
Mark Griffin, from Galway, defended rural broadband

In simple terms, the broadband contract has witnessed a battle between an urban-born civil servant and a rural one. Department of Public Expenditure and Reform secretary general Robert Watt, who has outlined his trenchant opposition to the €3 billion deal, is from Dublin. Department of Communications secretary general Mark Griffin, who is equally adamant that it is value for money, is from Galway city.

Griffin has spoken publicly about the importance of bringing broadband to...

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