Written Answers. - Telephone Service.

Wednesday, 26 May 1982

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 335 No. 1

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801.

Mr. Aylward: Information on Liam Aylward  Zoom on Liam Aylward  asked the Minister for Posts and Telegraphs if he will arrange to have a telephone service provided for a person (details supplied) in County Kilkenny who needs a telephone as a matter of urgency because of his business.

Minister for Posts and Telegraphs (Mr. Wilson): Information on John P. Wilson  Zoom on John P. Wilson  Service will be provided as soon as possible but it is unlikely that the necessary cabling can be completed until about the end of the year.

803.

Miss Harney: Information on Mary Harney  Zoom on Mary Harney  asked the Minister for Posts and Telegraphs if a telephone service will be provided as a matter of urgency for a person (details supplied) in County Kildare.

Minister for Posts and Telegraphs (Mr. Wilson): Information on John P. Wilson  Zoom on John P. Wilson  Service will be provided as soon as possible. Regrettably it is unlikely that [151] the necessary cabling can be completed for about a year.

804.

Mr. F. Fahey: Information on Frank Fahey  Zoom on Frank Fahey  asked the Minister for Posts and Telegraphs when a telephone will be installed for a person (details supplied) in County Galway.

Minister for Posts and Telegraphs (Mr. Wilson): Information on John P. Wilson  Zoom on John P. Wilson  About the end of the year.

805.

Mr. J. Mitchell: Information on Jim Mitchell  Zoom on Jim Mitchell  asked the Minister for Posts and Telegraphs when a person (details supplied) in Clondalkin, County Dublin will be granted a telephone; and if the application will be given priority.

Minister for Posts and Telegraphs (Mr. Wilson): Information on John P. Wilson  Zoom on John P. Wilson  Arrangements have been made to provide telephone service and it is expected that service will be connected within the next few weeks.

806.

Mr. Keegan: Information on Seán Keegan  Zoom on Seán Keegan  asked the Minister for Posts and Telegraphs when his Department will be in a position to install a telephone kiosk at Castledaly, Athlone, County Westmeath.

Minister for Posts and Telegraphs (Mr. Wilson): Information on John P. Wilson  Zoom on John P. Wilson  The provision of a telephone kiosk to serve Castledaly is not considered warranted at present and it is not proposed therefore to provide one there.

807.

Mr. Fleming: Information on Brian A. Fleming  Zoom on Brian A. Fleming  asked the Minister for Posts and Telegraphs when a telephone service will be provided for a person (details supplied) in Chapelizod, Dublin.

Minister for Posts and Telegraphs (Mr. Wilson): Information on John P. Wilson  Zoom on John P. Wilson  Within about a year.

808.

Mr. Fleming: Information on Brian A. Fleming  Zoom on Brian A. Fleming  asked the Minister for Posts and Telegraphs when a telephone service will be provided for persons (details supplied) in Chapelizod, Dublin who applied for a telephone four years ago.

Minister for Posts and Telegraphs (Mr. Wilson): Information on John P. Wilson  Zoom on John P. Wilson  Within about a year.

[152]809.

Mr. Fleming: Information on Brian A. Fleming  Zoom on Brian A. Fleming  asked the Minister for Posts and Telegraphs when the telephones in Rockfield Drive, Clonsilla, Dublin, all of which are at present out of order, will be repaired.

Minister for Posts and Telegraphs (Mr. Wilson): Information on John P. Wilson  Zoom on John P. Wilson  Service has been restored.

810.

Mr. J. Mitchell: Information on Jim Mitchell  Zoom on Jim Mitchell  asked the Minister for Posts and Telegraphs the reason for the delay in providing a telephone for a person (details supplied) in Ballyfermot, Dublin 10; and when the telephone will be supplied.

Minister for Posts and Telegraphs (Mr. Wilson): Information on John P. Wilson  Zoom on John P. Wilson  It has not been possible to meet this application so far because of the volume of engineering work on hands and awaiting attention in the Dublin area.

It is expected that service will be provided within about a year.

811.

Mr. J. Mitchell: Information on Jim Mitchell  Zoom on Jim Mitchell  asked the Minister for Posts and Telegraphs the reason for the delay in supplying a telephone to a person (details supplied) in Ballyfermot, Dublin 10; if he will now give priority to the application; and when the telephone will be provided.

Minister for Posts and Telegraphs (Mr. Wilson): Information on John P. Wilson  Zoom on John P. Wilson  It has not been possible to meet this application so far because of the volume of engineering work on hands and awaiting attention in the Dublin area.

Necessary cabling is expected to be completed about the end of this year and service will be provided immediately after that.

812.

Mr. Fleming: Information on Brian A. Fleming  Zoom on Brian A. Fleming  asked the Minister for Posts and Telegraphs when a telephone service will be provided for a person (details supplied) in County Dublin who paid for a service some time ago.

Minister for Posts and Telegraphs (Mr. Wilson): Information on John P. Wilson  Zoom on John P. Wilson  Within about a month.

813.

Mr. Fleming: Information on Brian A. Fleming  Zoom on Brian A. Fleming  asked the Minister for Posts and Telegraphs when a telephone service will be provided for a person (details supplied) in Dublin 7; and if [153] he will arrange for a different number to be allocated to her as the one already assigned is a duplicate of another in the general area.

Minister for Posts and Telegraphs (Mr. Wilson): Information on John P. Wilson  Zoom on John P. Wilson  It is expected that service will be provided within about a month.

A new number has been allocated to the applicant.

814.

Mr. Fleming: Information on Brian A. Fleming  Zoom on Brian A. Fleming  asked the Minister for Posts and Telegraphs when a telephone service will be provided for a person (details supplied) in Palmerstown, Dublin who applied for a telephone five years ago.

Minister for Posts and Telegraphs (Mr. Wilson): Information on John P. Wilson  Zoom on John P. Wilson  It is expected that telephone service will be provided within about a year for the person named.

Records indicate that the application was received in January 1980.

815.

Mr. Hegarty: Information on Patrick Hegarty  Zoom on Patrick Hegarty  asked the Minister for Posts and Telegraphs when a telephone will be installed for a person (details supplied) in County Cork.

Minister for Posts and Telegraphs (Mr. Wilson): Information on John P. Wilson  Zoom on John P. Wilson  Within the next four months or so.

816.

Mr. Hegarty: Information on Patrick Hegarty  Zoom on Patrick Hegarty  asked the Minister for Posts and Telegraphs when a telephone will be installed for a person (details supplied) in County Cork.

Minister for Posts and Telegraphs (Mr. Wilson): Information on John P. Wilson  Zoom on John P. Wilson  Within the next four months or so.

817.

Mr. Hegarty: Information on Patrick Hegarty  Zoom on Patrick Hegarty  asked the Minister for Posts and Telegraphs when a telephone will be installed for a person (details supplied) in County Cork.

Minister for Posts and Telegraphs (Mr. Wilson): Information on John P. Wilson  Zoom on John P. Wilson  Within the next three months or so.

818.

Mr. Gallagher: Information on Pat the Cope Gallagher  Zoom on Pat the Cope Gallagher  (Donegal South-West) asked the Minister for Posts and Telegraphs when a telephone service will [154] be provided for a person (details supplied) in County Donegal.

Minister for Posts and Telegraphs (Mr. Wilson): Information on John P. Wilson  Zoom on John P. Wilson  Service was provided on 20 May 1982.

819.

Mr. Gallagher: Information on Pat the Cope Gallagher  Zoom on Pat the Cope Gallagher  (Donegal South-West) asked the Minister for Posts and Telegraphs when a telephone service will be provided for a person (details supplied) in County Donegal.

Minister for Posts and Telegraphs (Mr. Wilson): Information on John P. Wilson  Zoom on John P. Wilson  Service was provided on 21 May 1982.

820.

Mr. Gallagher: Information on Pat the Cope Gallagher  Zoom on Pat the Cope Gallagher  (Donegal South-West) asked the Minister for Posts and Telegraphs when telephone connection terms will be quoted to a person (details supplied) in County Donegal who has applied for telephone service.

Minister for Posts and Telegraphs (Mr. Wilson): Information on John P. Wilson  Zoom on John P. Wilson  Within about a year.

821.

Mr. Gallagher: Information on Pat the Cope Gallagher  Zoom on Pat the Cope Gallagher  (Donegal South-West) asked the Minister for Posts and Telegraphs when a telephone service will be provided for a person (details supplied) in County Donegal.

Minister for Posts and Telegraphs (Mr. Wilson): Information on John P. Wilson  Zoom on John P. Wilson  Within about a year.

822.

Mr. F. Fahey: Information on Frank Fahey  Zoom on Frank Fahey  asked the Minister for Posts and Telegraphs when it is proposed to transfer a telephone for a person (details supplied) in County Galway.

Minister for Posts and Telegraphs (Mr. Wilson): Information on John P. Wilson  Zoom on John P. Wilson  A survey is being carried out to ascertain when this application, which was received on 10 May 1982, can be met. The applicant will be advised when the survey has been completed.

823.

Mr. Gallagher: Information on Pat the Cope Gallagher  Zoom on Pat the Cope Gallagher  (Donegal South-West) asked the Minister for Posts and Telegraphs the location of the telephone kiosks recently erected in south west Donegal; and the approximate date on which kiosks which are not operational will be made operational.

[155]Minister for Posts and Telegraphs (Mr. Wilson): Information on John P. Wilson  Zoom on John P. Wilson  Service was provided to telephone kiosks at the following locations in south west Donegal during the first quarter of 1982: Coguish; Dore; and Lettercaugh.

A kiosk was erected at Carrickboyle in April 1982 and it is expected that service will be provided in June 1982.

824.

Mr. Fleming: Information on Brian A. Fleming  Zoom on Brian A. Fleming  asked the Minister for Posts and Telegraphs when a telephone service will be provided for a person (details supplied) in Palmerstown, County Dublin, who has been on the waiting list for seven years.

Minister for Posts and Telegraphs (Mr. Wilson): Information on John P. Wilson  Zoom on John P. Wilson  It is expected that service will be provided for this applicant, who applied in 1977, in about a year.

825.

Mr. Fleming: Information on Brian A. Fleming  Zoom on Brian A. Fleming  asked the Minister for Posts and Telegraphs when a telephone service will be provided for a person (details supplied) in Castleknock, County Dublin.

Minister for Posts and Telegraphs (Mr. Wilson): Information on John P. Wilson  Zoom on John P. Wilson  Within the next four months or so.

826.

Mr. Fleming: Information on Brian A. Fleming  Zoom on Brian A. Fleming  asked the Minister for Posts and Telegraphs when a telephone service will be provided for a person (details supplied) in Palmerstown, Dublin, who paid for a telephone some time ago.

Minister for Posts and Telegraphs (Mr. Wilson): Information on John P. Wilson  Zoom on John P. Wilson  Within about a month.

827.

Mr. Fleming: Information on Brian A. Fleming  Zoom on Brian A. Fleming  asked the Minister for Posts and Telegraphs the reason a deposit of £25 was sought by his Department from a non-national (details supplied) in Clondalkin, County Dublin.

Minister for Posts and Telegraphs (Mr. Wilson): Information on John P. Wilson  Zoom on John P. Wilson  A deposit of £25 against call charges was sought from the person named because it was considered that the [156] rate of call user in his case is likely to be higher than normal.

828.

Mr. Fleming: Information on Brian A. Fleming  Zoom on Brian A. Fleming  asked the Minister for Posts and Telegraphs when a telephone service will be provided for a person (details supplied) in Blanchardstown, Dublin, who paid for a telephone on 8 October 1981.

Minister for Posts and Telegraphs (Mr. Wilson): Information on John P. Wilson  Zoom on John P. Wilson  Within about a month.

829.

Mr. Fleming: Information on Brian A. Fleming  Zoom on Brian A. Fleming  asked the Minister for Posts and Telegraphs when a telephone will be transferred for a person (details supplied) in Blanchardstown, Dublin.

Minister for Posts and Telegraphs (Mr. Wilson): Information on John P. Wilson  Zoom on John P. Wilson  Within about a year.

830.

Mr. Fleming: Information on Brian A. Fleming  Zoom on Brian A. Fleming  asked the Minister for Posts and Telegraphs when a telephone service will be restored to a person (details supplied) in Chapelizod, Dublin, who has been without service for some time.

Minister for Posts and Telegraphs (Mr. Wilson): Information on John P. Wilson  Zoom on John P. Wilson  Service will be restored within the next few days.

831.

Mr. Gallagher: Information on Pat the Cope Gallagher  Zoom on Pat the Cope Gallagher  (Donegal South-West) asked the Minister for Posts and Telegraphs when a telephone service will be provided for a person (details supplied) in County Donegal.

Minister for Posts and Telegraphs (Mr. Wilson): Information on John P. Wilson  Zoom on John P. Wilson  Within about six months.

832.

Mr. Quinn: Information on Ruairí Quinn  Zoom on Ruairí Quinn  asked the Minister for Posts and Telegraphs when a person (details supplied) in Dublin 4 will receive a transfer of telephone service.

Minister for Posts and Telegraphs (Mr. Wilson): Information on John P. Wilson  Zoom on John P. Wilson  Within about a year.

833.

Mr. J. Walsh: Information on Joe Walsh  Zoom on Joe Walsh  asked the Minister for Posts and Telegraphs when the telephone exchange in Baltimore, County Cork, will be converted to automatic working.

[157]Minister for Posts and Telegraphs (Mr. Wilson): Information on John P. Wilson  Zoom on John P. Wilson  In about six months time.

834.

Mr. J. Mitchell: Information on Jim Mitchell  Zoom on Jim Mitchell  asked the Minister for Posts and Telegraphs if he is aware that a person (details supplied) in Ballyfermot, Dublin 10, has been on the telephone waiting list for over eight years; the reason for the delay in providing a telephone; if he will now grant the application priority; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

Minister for Posts and Telegraphs (Mr. Wilson): Information on John P. Wilson  Zoom on John P. Wilson  I am aware of the application. It has not been possible to meet it so far because of the large volume of engineering work on hands and requiring attention in the Dublin area. Service will be provided immediately after the necessary cabling work has been carried out. Regrettably it is unlikely that this work can be completed before the end of this year.

835.

Mr. J. Mitchell: Information on Jim Mitchell  Zoom on Jim Mitchell  asked the Minister for Posts and Telegraphs when a telephone will be supplied for a person (details supplied) in Ballyfermot, Dublin 10.

Minister for Posts and Telegraphs (Mr. Wilson): Information on John P. Wilson  Zoom on John P. Wilson  Within about a year.

836.

Mr. J. Mitchell: Information on Jim Mitchell  Zoom on Jim Mitchell  asked the Minister for Posts and Telegraphs the reason for the delay in providing a telephone for a person (details supplied) in Ballyfermot, Dublin 10; if he will now give the application priority; and when the telephone will be supplied.

Minister for Posts and Telegraphs (Mr. Wilson): Information on John P. Wilson  Zoom on John P. Wilson  It has not been possible to provide service for the person named so far because of the large volume of engineering work on hands and requiring attention in the Dublin district. Service will be provided on a priority basis as soon as the necessary cabling work has been completed. Regrettably it is unlikely that the work can be completed before the end of this year.

[158]837.

Mr. J. Mitchell: Information on Jim Mitchell  Zoom on Jim Mitchell  asked the Minister for Posts and Telegraphs the reason for the delay in providing a telephone for a person (details supplied) in Ballyfermot, Dublin 10; if he will now give this application priority; and when a telephone will be supplied.

Minister for Posts and Telegraphs (Mr. Wilson): Information on John P. Wilson  Zoom on John P. Wilson  It has not been possible in the time available to trace an application on behalf of the person named. If the Deputy can furnish additional information about the application, e.g. when and where it was made, further efforts will be made to trace it.

838.

Mr. Gibbons: Information on James M. Gibbons  Zoom on James M. Gibbons  asked the Minister for Posts and Telegraphs when a telephone will be installed for a person (details supplied) in County Kilkenny.

Minister for Posts and Telegraphs (Mr. Wilson): Information on John P. Wilson  Zoom on John P. Wilson  Within about a year.

839.

Mr. Gibbons: Information on James M. Gibbons  Zoom on James M. Gibbons  asked the Minister for Posts and Telegraphs when a telephone will be installed for a person (details supplied) in County Kilkenny.

Minister for Posts and Telegraphs (Mr. Wilson): Information on John P. Wilson  Zoom on John P. Wilson  Within about a year.

840.

Mr. Brady: Information on Vincent Brady  Zoom on Vincent Brady  (Dublin North-Central) asked the Minister for Posts and Telegraphs when a telephone service will be provided for a school (details supplied) in Dublin 3.

Minister for Posts and Telegraphs (Mr. Wilson): Information on John P. Wilson  Zoom on John P. Wilson  Within about a year.

841.

Mr. Brady: Information on Vincent Brady  Zoom on Vincent Brady  (Dublin North-Central) asked the Minister for Posts and Telegraphs when a telephone service will be provided for a person (details supplied) in Dublin 9.

Minister for Posts and Telegraphs (Mr. Wilson): Information on John P. Wilson  Zoom on John P. Wilson  Within about a year.

842.

Mr. Brady: Information on Vincent Brady  Zoom on Vincent Brady  (Dublin North-Central) asked the Minister for Posts and Telegraphs when a telephone service will [159] be provided for a person (details supplied) in Dublin 5.

Minister for Posts and Telegraphs (Mr. Wilson): Information on John P. Wilson  Zoom on John P. Wilson  Within about a year.

843.

Mr. Sheehan: Information on P. J. Sheehan  Zoom on P. J. Sheehan  asked the Minister for Posts and Telegraphs when a person (details supplied) in County Cork who requires service urgently will be provided with a telephone service as he is a production manager with a big processing factory in County Cork and must be on call twenty-four hours per day.

Minister for Posts and Telegraphs (Mr. Wilson): Information on John P. Wilson  Zoom on John P. Wilson  About the end of the year.

844.

Mr. Sheehan: Information on P. J. Sheehan  Zoom on P. J. Sheehan  asked the Minister for Posts and Telegraphs when a person (details supplied) in County Cork who is a pensioner will be provided with a telephone service.

Minister for Posts and Telegraphs (Mr. Wilson): Information on John P. Wilson  Zoom on John P. Wilson  Within about six months.

845.

Mr. Sheehan: Information on P. J. Sheehan  Zoom on P. J. Sheehan  asked the Minister for Posts and Telegraphs when a person (details supplied) in County Cork who is a pensioner living alone will be provided with a telephone service.

Minister for Posts and Telegraphs (Mr. Wilson): Information on John P. Wilson  Zoom on John P. Wilson  Within about six months.

846.

Mr. Fleming: Information on Brian A. Fleming  Zoom on Brian A. Fleming  asked the Minister for Posts and Telegraphs when additional telephone facilities will be provided for a person (details supplied) in Lucan, County Dublin who needs service in order to run his business effectively.

Minister for Posts and Telegraphs (Mr. Wilson): Information on John P. Wilson  Zoom on John P. Wilson  Within about a year.

847.

Mr. Fleming: Information on Brian A. Fleming  Zoom on Brian A. Fleming  asked the Minister for Posts and Telegraphs when a transfer of telephone service will be provided for a person (details supplied) in Palmerstown, County Dublin.

Minister for Posts and Telegraphs (Mr. Wilson): Information on John P. Wilson  Zoom on John P. Wilson  Within about a year.

[160]848.

Mr. Donnellan: Information on John F. Donnellan  Zoom on John F. Donnellan  asked the Minister for Posts and Telegraphs when a person (details supplied) in County Galway will be provided with a telephone service.

Minister for Posts and Telegraphs (Mr. Wilson): Information on John P. Wilson  Zoom on John P. Wilson  Next year.


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