Written Answers. - Telephone Service.

Wednesday, 8 April 1981

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 328 No. 7

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[1504]449.

Mr. J. Ryan: Information on John J. Ryan  Zoom on John J. Ryan  asked the Minister for Posts and Telegraphs if he will arrange for the early installation of a telephone for a person (details supplied) in County Tipperary.

Minister for Posts and Telegraphs (Mr. Reynolds): Information on Albert Reynolds  Zoom on Albert Reynolds  When service was offered to this applicant and advance payment collected, the need to get a public wayleave was not, regrettably, adverted to. Wayleave clearance is now having attention and, in the meantime a refund of the money paid is now being offered to the applicant. It is expected that service will be provided within the next three months or so.

450.

Mr. Tully: Information on James Tully  Zoom on James Tully  asked the Minister for Post and Telegraphs if he has received a list of 100 applications for telephone service from Avondale Residents' Association, Trim, County Meath; and when it is proposed that telephone service will be provided for the applicants in the following areas in Trim: Kildalkey Road, Avondale Drive, Boyne View, Willow Avenue, Cedar Grove, Kirwan Avenue, The Oaks, Elder Grove and Pine Brook.

Minister for Posts and Telegraphs (Mr. Reynolds): Information on Albert Reynolds  Zoom on Albert Reynolds  Yes; service for applicants in the areas referred to is dependent on the provision of main cabling which is expected to be completed about the end of this year. Service will then be provided progressively to applicants in the areas mentioned.

451.

Mr. S. Walsh: Information on Seán Walsh  Zoom on Seán Walsh  asked the Minister for Posts and Telegraphs the number of applicants awaiting telephone service at St. John's Estate, Clondalkin, County Dublin; and when telephone service will be provided for them.

Minister for Posts and Telegraphs (Mr. Reynolds): Information on Albert Reynolds  Zoom on Albert Reynolds  About 190; it is expected that service will be provided about the end of this year.

452.

Mr. S. Walsh: Information on Seán Walsh  Zoom on Seán Walsh  asked the Minister for Posts and Telegraphs when cabling work for the provision of telephones will [1505] be completed at Rossmore estate, Templeogue, County Dublin.

Minister for Posts and Telegraphs (Mr. Reynolds): Information on Albert Reynolds  Zoom on Albert Reynolds  It is expected that the necessary cabling work will be completed within a month or so. Service will then be provided for about 90 of the earliest applicants. It will not be possible to deal with other applications until a new exchange has been brought into service later this year.

453.

Mr. S. Walsh: Information on Seán Walsh  Zoom on Seán Walsh  asked the Minister for Posts and Telegraphs the number of applicants awaiting telephone service at Monastery Crescent, Monastery Drive, Monastery Park, Monastery Rise and Monastery Walk, Clondalkin, County Dublin; and when telephone service will be provided for them.

Minister for Posts and Telegraphs (Mr. Reynolds): Information on Albert Reynolds  Zoom on Albert Reynolds  The number is 55. It is expected that service will be provided for them about the end of this year.

454.

Mr. Mitchell: Information on Jim Mitchell  Zoom on Jim Mitchell  asked the Minister for Posts and Telegraphs when a public telephone kiosk will be provided at Lohunda, Clonsilla, County Dublin.

Minister for Posts and Telegraphs (Mr. Reynolds): Information on Albert Reynolds  Zoom on Albert Reynolds  As soon as possible after local authority approval is obtained of the site selected.

455.

Mr. Mitchell: Information on Jim Mitchell  Zoom on Jim Mitchell  asked the Minister for Posts and Telegraphs when he will be in a position to provide private telephones to applicants resident at Lohunda Park, Clonsilla, County Dublin.

Minister for Posts and Telegraphs (Mr. Reynolds): Information on Albert Reynolds  Zoom on Albert Reynolds  In about a year's time.

456.

Mr. M. O'Leary: Information on Michael O'Leary  Zoom on Michael O'Leary  asked the Minister for Posts and Telegraphs if he will indicate when his Department will be in a position to provide telephone service for a person (details supplied) in County Dublin.

Minister for Posts and Telegraphs (Mr. Reynolds): Information on Albert Reynolds  Zoom on Albert Reynolds  Service cannot be provided [1506] for this applicant until additional cabling has been carried out. There is no spare cabling in the immediate area.

Because of the volume of engineering work requiring attention in the Dublin area it is, regrettably, unlikely that it will be possible to provide service for at least a year.

457.

Mr. Horgan: Information on John S. Horgan  Zoom on John S. Horgan  asked the Minister for Posts and Telegraphs the date a person (details supplied) appled for telephone service; the reason service has not yet been supplied; and when service will be provided.

Minister for Posts and Telegraphs (Mr. Reynolds): Information on Albert Reynolds  Zoom on Albert Reynolds  The application was received in July 1978. Service is dependent on provision of cabling which, because of the volume of engineering work requiring attention in the Dublin area, could not be provided so far and is unlikely to be available for at least a year.

458.

Mr. Horgan: Information on John S. Horgan  Zoom on John S. Horgan  asked the Minister for Posts and Telegraphs the date a person (details supplied) in Dublin applied for a telephone service; and whether service has been provided.

Minister for Posts and Telegraphs (Mr. Reynolds): Information on Albert Reynolds  Zoom on Albert Reynolds  This application was made on 17 January 1980. My Department have not yet provided service. The question of a possible unauthorised connection at the address is under investigation.


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