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Minister sees no issue with O’Brien firm involvement in broadband bid

Supplying broadband to rural Ireland is priority says Ring, who invites others to enter the fray

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

@obraonain
30th September, 2018

Minister for Rural Affairs Michael Ring has said he has no objection to businessman Denis O’Brien being involved in the national broadband contract.

The Oireachtas public accounts committee (PAC) is to examine the tender process which has reduced to a single bid from a consortium involving one of O’Brien’s companies.

But Ring told this newspaper that his priority was getting broadband to over 500,000 households in rural Ireland which...

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