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Fianna Fáil Leader Micheál Martin

The Fianna Fáil leader said that if his party came to power before the contract with the government’s preferred bidder was signed it would not go ahead with the deal. It would instead set up an agency within the state-owned utility company to deliver the service.

Hurrah!

However, Fianna Fáil would not bring down the government over the scheme, which is expected to cost taxpayers €3 billion and provide broadband to 540,000 homes and businesses.

Oh.

Micheál Martin: I’d axe €3bn broadband contract (Collette Sexton, The Times Ireland edition)

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14 thoughts on “Fibre Optics

        1. Johnny

          -it’s a bit early have deal with you,FFS just having my morning joe browsing papers before hitting gym.
          -Murphy the general partner of Paddy’s ‘fund’ worked a wet weekend at GS,clearly he wasn’t partner material or he’d still be there,instead he’s picking up pennies for a tiny 50 million fund,word on street is it’s going really slowly,the fund raising,so paddy is flashing his tits to get some good PR for Goldman-hoping they throw him a bone-duh:)

          1. Johnny

            This Greatest Of All Time (GOAT) banker would not happen be Paddy’s partner in his little fund,that’s currently trying raise money ?

            ‘Investment Banker Goldman Sachs
            June 2008 – April 2014 5 years 11 months
            New York & London
            Worked closely with some of the leading companies in Technology, Media & Telecom across the US & EU to help realize their strategic goals as part of GS’ TMT M&A team.’
            https://finance.knect365.com/superventure/speakers/patrick-murphy-1

            Ps-is that better Ro,enjoy your weekend.

  1. eoin

    I am shocked to see there are just two lobbyists – TG4 and Screen Producers Ireland – registered on the public register who lobby on

    (1) matters involving public funds

    and

    (2) communications

    You’d think with a €5bn broadband contract up for grabs, there would be strenuous lobbying.

    https://www.lobbying.ie/app/Organisation/Search?currentPage=0&pageSize=10&queryText=&subjectMatters=21&subjectMatterAreas=9&lobbyingActivities=&period=&returnDateFrom=&returnDateTo=&client=

    1. Ciuncainteach

      To answer that question, you would need to scan the regulation of lobbying act 2015 and note how they define lobbying.

      You could also have a quick look at the registered lobbyists – you might note that charities seem to make up a disproportionate number of them, for some reason.

  2. Zaccone

    Paddy’s a bit of an arsehole but hes not wrong here. The whole thing stinks to high heaven, its ridiculous that the opposition parties aren’t calling a vote of no confident in the government on it.

    1. Bonkers

      And it is ridiculous that none of the mainstream media have pointed out how he who must not be named is set to benefit from this deal

  3. Bonkers

    And it is ridiculous that none of the mainstream media have pointed out how he who must not be named is set to benefit from this deal

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