Written Answers - Radio Broadcasting.

Thursday, 19 October 2006

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 625 No. 6

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  222.  Mr. Durkan  Information on Bernard Durkan  Zoom on Bernard Durkan   asked the Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources  Information on Noel Dempsey  Zoom on Noel Dempsey   the number of licensed local radio stations currently operating throughout the country; the number operating under their original management and control; the number controlled by national or international companies; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33671/06]

Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources (Mr. N. Dempsey): Information on Noel Dempsey  Zoom on Noel Dempsey  Under the Radio and Television Act, 1988 and the Broadcasting Act, 2001, the Broadcasting Commission [2120]of Ireland (BCI) has statutory responsibility for the licensing of independent radio services. It is an independent statutory body and I have no function in relation to the compilation of statistics on the number of licences issued. The information requested should be available from the BCI annual report, the BCI website www.bci.ie or directly from the BCI.

Question No. 223 answered with Question
No. 201.

Question No. 224 answered with Question
No. 202.


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