Leaks reported today from the Department of Communications that the National Broadband Plan is to be further delayed at the Cabinet meeting scheduled for tomorrow simply cannot be accepted. It is high time for Ministers who proport to represent Rural Ireland to stand up and demand action.
In February as part of an attempt to soften up the electorate for bad news on the NDP we were told it would cost multiples of what was initially thought and the Taoiseach indicated that the Government had to make a final decision as to whether or not it would actually proceed.
How many more studies and reports are required, a new Minister who was supposed to sort it for once and for all has made no progress.
There are Ministers from the region and indeed around Rural Ireland who appear to forget their constituencies and the needs of Rural Ireland when they walk the corridors of Government Buildings.