Dáil debates

Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation


12:45 pm

Photo of Catherine MurphyCatherine Murphy (Kildare North, Social Democrats) | Oireachtas source

The Taoiseach told us recently that the national broadband plan is being evaluated currently. We know that it is a critical project in terms of cost and roll-out. We have seen that where there is an inadequate process, there can be problems. One example I can highlight is the national children's hospital and the associated ballooning costs. If we are to avoid something similar with the national broadband plan, can the Government still stand over the Peter Smyth report knowing now how deferential that report was? Does the Government intend to return to the Dáil in advance of the granting or awarding of any tender to tell us what the cost will be and to address the certainty of the roll-out?


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