US boosts efforts to get Ireland to block Huawei from 5G

US boosts efforts to get Ireland to block Huawei from 5G
Huawei praises 'sound' Irish investment environment

High-ranking Homeland Security official to meet Minister Bruton this week to discuss the issue, following visit by assistant US attorney general for national security

The US is stepping up its efforts to convince Ireland to ban Huawei from its 5G network as EU member states prepare to submit to Brussels assessments of the threat posed by the Chinese giant.

The Trump administration has urged countries to ban Huawei from the next generation of mobile data infrastructure and warned that giving access to Chinese firms represented an “unacceptable risk”.

In recent media briefings, US officials have described China’s “intent, capability...

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