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SIRO Network Expansion in County Tipperary - Full Fibre Broadband

Press Release
Business and Economy
9 May 2023

SIRO Network Expansion in County Tipperary


  • Over 11,000 homes and businesses in Thurles, Nenagh, Cashel and Tipperary Town on track for SIRO’s roll-out of fibre broadband.
  • Thurles roll out of fibre to 3,400 premises to complete later this year.
  • SIRO’s current investment in County Tipperary will exceed €20 million and reach 50,000 people.


Tuesday 9th May 2023: SIRO, the broadband network operator, rolling out a full fibre broadband network across Ireland has confirmed it will bring its’ network to the towns of Thurles, Nenagh and Tipperary as part of its ongoing roll out across County Tipperary.

In Thurles and Nenagh, SIRO will connect over 7, 000 premises to high quality fibre broadband. The roll out in Thurles is on track to be completed during Q4 2023, with Nenagh following thereafter. The operator is also targeting 2,250 premises in Tipperary town for late 2023/early 2024.

The addition of Thurles, Nenagh and Tipperary town to the SIRO network, will add to broadband operator’s existing significant footprint in the county.

SIRO’s full fibre broadband network is already available in the towns of Clonmel, Cashel and Roscrea. However, additional build works will also take place in Cashel to reach further premises in the town.

To date, SIRO have invested over €20 million in bringing world-class connectivity to Tipperary towns. Once the additional towns are connected, SIRO’s full fibre broadband network will be available to over 50,000 Tipperary residents.

The announcement on Thurles, Nenagh and Tipperary town was made by senior SIRO management at a Presentation to the Elected Members of Tipperary County Council, which took place in the Civic Offices in Clonmel on Monday morning.

The presentation was attended by Councillor Roger Kennedy, Cathaoirleach and Joe McGrath, Chief Executive of Tipperary County Council

SIRO’s roll-out of a full fibre broadband network in Tipperary is part of the company’s ongoing network expansion, targeting 770,000 premises in 154 towns and cities across Ireland. To date, almost 500,000 premises nationally in 130 towns and cities can access SIRO’s network.

Commenting on the announcement, SIRO CEO, John Keaney said:

“SIRO’s ongoing roll out in County Tipperary demonstrates our commitment to delivering high quality, fast, resilient and future proofed fibre broadband. Thurles is now SIRO’s fourth town in Tipperary to receive our full fibre connection, making the town a more attractive place to invest in, work, and live in. Overall, once build works are complete SIRO’s network will be available in six Tipperary towns.

“SIRO’s broadband enables businesses to migrate their systems online, utilise the full potential of cloud and digital technology, all while ensuring that customers and employees have a seamless, online experience. Thurles, Nenagh and Tipperary town as well as all other SIRO towns in Tipperary, will have access to speeds of up 2 Gigabit for homes and up to 10 Gigabits for enterprise connections.”



Welcoming SIRO, Councillor Roger Kennedy, Cathaoirleach of Tipperary County Council said,

“We are delighted to see the further expansion of SIRO’s full fibre broadband network across a number of towns in County Tipperary. As the digital economy grows, we must ensure that its opportunities and benefits are felt in every town, village and outlying rural area in our county. We need a digital infrastructure that supports business transformation and connected communities and one that provides nationwide coverage with sufficient capacity to ensure that data can flow at the volume, speed and reliability required to meet the demands of modern life.”

Welcoming SIRO’s announcement, Joe MacGrath, Chief Executive of Tipperary County Council said,

“The expansion of SIRO’s Full Fibre broadband network is welcome news for the County. We believe that, by promoting the digital agenda through a dynamic workforce and enhanced infrastructure, we can secure sustainable economic growth and prosperity into the future.

“Secure, high quality, universal digital connectivity is central to realising economic, social and environmental opportunities. This includes enabling greater remote working; new job opportunities; new markets and customers for businesses; more efficient and accessible public services; more flexible working; contributing to the reinvigoration of our towns and villages. Digital technologies can also have an important role to play in reducing energy and resource use and enabling decarbonisation.”

SIRO is a wholesaler full fibre broadband operator, meaning its broadband services can be ordered directly from the following retailers in County Tipperary: Sky, Vodafone, Digiweb, Blacknight, Pure Telecom, Fastcom Pure Telecom and Viatel.

For more information on SIRO’s roll out, visit, or email for more.



About SIRO:


SIRO was founded in 2015, as a joint venture between ESB Group and Vodafone. SIRO provides a 100% full fibre network, the most advanced broadband network in Ireland, which uses the ESB’s existing electricity network to bring connectivity to each premise – homes and businesses.

To date, SIRO has brought its’ network to almost 500,000 homes and businesses across Ireland, in over 126 cities and towns and is on track to reach 770,000 premises or 2.2 million people by 2026.

The company is investing €1 billion overall in building its fibre broadband network across 154 towns and cities.

SIRO’s focus in on towns and cities across Ireland vs. rural areas (where the publicly funded National Broadband Ireland initiative will roll out broadband).

SIRO is a wholesale operator; it partners with over 20 retailers (Sky, Vodafone, Digiweb, Pure Telecom etc.), who resell its service to end users. Virgin Media will join as SIRO’s 21st retailer during Q2, 2023.

SIRO provides broadband speeds of up to 2 Gigabits to its residential customers and up to 10 Gigabit for enterprise, with the capacity to scale up to 25 Gigabits in the years ahead – making it one of Europe’s most advanced broadband networks.