Monday October 26, 2020

State tries to block release of broadband bidder contract

The matter of releasing details of contract is now due before the Court of Appeal next year

11th March, 2018
Fianna Fáil TD Stephen Donnelly has compiled data which shows that, of the 40,000-plus Freedom of Information (FOI) requests to government departments in the last eight year

In an unprecedented move, the state is to go to the Court of Appeal in an attempt to prevent the release of an existing contract it has with the sole remaining bidder for the national broadband plan.

The Department of Communications has been ordered by the Information Commissioner and, more recently, the High Court to release details of a contract it has with Enet to manage and operate fibre-optic cable networks in Ireland’s towns and...

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