Wednesday, 14 July 2021
Department of Public Expenditure and Reform
National Broadband Plan
I wish to advise the Deputy that neitherI nor any officials from my Department have met with the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communication’s National Broadband Plan (NBP) project team or National Broadband Ireland within the specified period. This is also the position in relation to the bodies under the aegis of my Department.
Earlier this year, I met with representatives of National Broadband Ireland where I was given a presentation on the progress in rolling out the National Broadband Plan and the future plans in this regard.
Following the signing of the NBP contract in November 2019, my Department no longer has any operational role in relation to the National Broadband Plan. As the contract was signed by the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications, responsibility for all matters in relation to the contract are now a matter for my colleague, the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications.