A 12-year-old girl from Co Mayo has challenged the Taoiseach on the Government's National Broadband Plan.

Aoibheann Mangan, from Hollymount near Claremorris, approached Leo Varadkar at the opening of Inspirefest, a two-day festival exploring the future of science, technology and creativity in Dublin.

Until recently Aoibheann has been going to a local Tesco car park to access WiFi. 

Watch here to find out what Aoibheann Mangan had to say to the Taoiseach:

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She told the Taoiseach that broadband provision in rural Ireland remained a big problem and she asked him how long people are going to have to wait.

"It’s not fair that people in Dublin get access to everything because they can get on the internet. Everyone should have those opportunities," she said.

Responding to Aoibheann, Mr Varadkar said: "I wish we could do things quicker. But my fear is the Opposition will stop the contract being signed and we'll be back to square one.

"I know how important broadband is, particularly with so many educational resources online. Kids in rural Ireland should have the same ability to download information as kids in Dublin".