Minister accuses Eir of ‘playing games’ with National Broadband Plan


A Government minister is accusing Eir of 'playing games' with the National Broadband Plan.

Last month the company claimed it could deliver high-speed broadband to rural Ireland for one billion euro - a third of the price the only bidder for the plan had tendered.

But the Department of Communications wrote to Eir yesterday to say its proposal wasn't feasible.

Now, Rural and Community Development Minister Michael Ring is strongly attacking the company.