Pringle slams Fine Gael for privatisation of Broadband


The government has been asked to clarify the financial investment from the private contractor involved in the National Broadband Plan.

According to the Irish Times, the cost of the plan, including private investment, is expected to exceed 5 billion euro - with the majority of the cost - 3 billion euro - coming from the government.

Donegal Deputy Thomas Pringle says the government should listen to the advice of public spending officials over the National Broadband Plan

It's after the Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe went against advice that the plan is a massive risk to state finances and a leap of faith by the government.

Deputy Pringle wants more information: