Department of Communications admits lack of transparency

Officials agree with committee findings over renewal of lucrative telecoms contracts without a competitive tender process

12th January, 2020
Department of Communications admits lack of transparency
Catherine Murphy, co-leader of the Social Democrats

The Department of Communications has accepted that there was a lack of transparency around the renewal of lucrative telecoms contracts without a competitive tender process.

Enet holds a contract with the state to manage and operate the country’s 94 metropolitan area networks (Mans). These are comprised of state-owned fibre-optic cables that enable telecoms operators to connect broadband customers.The firm acts in effect as a wholesaler for network access, selling it to other companies.

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