Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin and Sinn Féin president Mary Lou McDonald
Sinn Féin will move a Dáil motion next week seeking to stop the National Broadband Plan and to appoint ESB to deliver broadband to rural Ireland.
In a statement, the party’s president Mary Lou McDonald said:
“The National Broadband Plan is flawed and will not deliver what is needed.
“Micheál Martin says he wouldn’t sign this plan but he won’t do anything about it. This is typical Fianna Fáil – words but no action.
“Well, here’s a challenge to Micheál Martin and Fianna Fáil. Sinn Féin will move a private members motion in the Dáil which calls for the appointment of ESB to deliver high speed broadband to every home, farm and business in rural Ireland.
“This would ensure the infrastructure stays in public ownership, it would deliver value for money and, crucially, it would finally deliver high quality broadband for rural communities.
“It is time for Fianna Fáil to put up or shut up. They should support Sinn Féin’s motion.”
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