deputy Hildegarde Naughton

  • The Communications Committee is to meet later today to discuss the National Broadband Plan.

    It'll hear separately from KPMG, who were appointed in 2014 to advise on ownership options and the procurement process, and ComReg, the telecommunications regulation of Ireland.

    The broadband plan has come in for criticism after the initial budget increased significantly to 3 billion euro.

    Chairperson of the Communications Committee, Galway based Fine Gael deputy Hildegarde Naughton says that the government wants to ensure that there is no cheaper or quicker option available for the rollout of the National Broadband Plan