Bruton has work cut out to steer a course through broadband mess
The issue now for the minister is whether the consortium can deliver the plan – and at a reasonable cost to the exchequer
Cavilling about aspects of the Smyth Report is yesterday’s argument, although it is likely to continue for a while yet. In the Dáil, the opposition will continue to raise questions notwithstanding the fact that the process auditor, Peter Smyth, has concluded that the tender process for the National Broadband Plan (NBP) has not been contaminated by the contacts that happened between the former minister for communications Denis Naughten and the Boston businessman David McCourt. And, in any event, Naughten is no longer a minister.
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