Sunday 19 May 2019

Eir chairman Padraig McManus to step down from role later this year

Padraig McManus
Padraig McManus
Louise Kelly

Louise Kelly

The Chairman of eir, Padraig McManus, has informed the Board of the company that he intends to step down from his role later this year.

Mr McManus, who was appointed Chairman at the end of 2012, said he believes the company is well positioned to continue to grow and prosper in the future.

"I want to take this opportunity to personally thank the shareholders, my colleagues on eir’s Board, the management team and staff for their passion and for building the best possible broadband, mobile, television and telephone services provider in Ireland," he said.

"In the past five years eir has redrawn the fibre map in Ireland and has made many positive contributions to our economy.  This was recently demonstrated by the agreement between eir and Denis Naughten, the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, which paves the way for an additional 300,000 premises across Ireland to access high speed broadband resulting in the eir fibre network extending to a total of 1.9 million homes," he added.

Richard Moat, eir CEO thanked Mr McManus for his "many contributions during his time as Chairman".

"He has been steadfast in his support for the company’s strategy of network investment that enables innovative and relevant products for our customers. It has been a pleasure to work alongside him for the past five years and we wish him the very best," he said.

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