Free At 5pm?


This evening.

At 5pm.

Dr Dónal Palcic, a lecturer in economics, and Professor Eoin Reeves, head of the department of economics, both at the Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick, will appear before the Joint Committee on Communications, Climate Action and Environment to talk about the National Broadband Plan.

Both academics have heavily criticised the procurement process of the plan to date.

The committee’s members are TDs Timmy Dooley (FF), James Lawless (FF), Michael Lowry (Independent), Hildegarde Naughton (FG), Eamon Ryan (Green Party), Bríd Smyth (Solidarity-PBP), Brian Stanley (SF) and Senators Terry Leyden (FF), Tim Lombard (FG), Michael McDowell (Independent) and Joe O’Reilly (FG).

Watch live in link above or here.

Related: National Broadband Plan: Ireland pays the bill for a network it won’t own (Eoin Reeves, Donal Palcic, Times Ireland edition, May 8, 2019)

Related: Time for a reboot on Ireland’s broadband plan (RTE Brainstorm, September 24, 2018)

Previously: “How Could They Get It So Cheap?”

Pic: University of Limerick

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5 thoughts on “Free At 5pm?

  1. Jonjo

    Wait, Michael Lowry is on the Joint Committee on Communications, Climate Action and Environment? FFS!

    1. Ian-O

      Well being both FG (irrespective of what they say, he is one their own down to his marrow) and having a history of criminality and taking corrupt payments, he would know a thing or two about a clearly dodgy process when he see’s one.

      1. Ian-O

        Although I’d imagine Lowrys rates have gone up and Dinny is a bit strapped at the moment. I wonder if Lowry now takes crypto instead of cash?

  2. Truth in the News

    At what price did Eir procure 28 Thousand Km of Fibre from ACOME CoOp
    in France, the vast proportion is 36 stand G652D, are Eir spending 10 K
    connecting up each premises, who decided that Eir would be paid almost
    billion from the pot to extend the Rural National Broadband network, who
    is waiting in the wings to get the contract for NBP , indeed where ever did they
    lay a meter of fibre.

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