Ryan, Eamon

Tuesday, 12 May 2009

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 682 No. 2

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Priority Questions - Telecommunications Services.

Was asked: his view on the impact that a decision of a company (details supplied) not to proceed with commercial digital terrestrial television will have on the roll-out of both commercial and free to air DTT s...More Button

Was asked: the way he will meet his commitment to be on target to launch digital terrestrial television services to 85% of the population, including the south east, by autumn 2009 in view of the collapse of the...More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 60 and 61 together. The Broadcasting (Amendment) Act 2007 puts in place a flexible framework for the licensing of digital terrestrial television, DTT, into the future....More Button

To correct a detail, Boxer did not pull out of the contract. It did not agree a contract with the BCI or RTE on the transmission side. A contract was not ended, there was an inability to agree a con...More Button

On our involvement, we took appropriate action. The lesson we have learned from the past is that Ministers do not get directly involved in contract negotiations.More Button

However, we were involved in pulling together every aspect where the State has a role, be it the regulation of spectrum, the development of the network or my Department’s work on the set-top boxes and...More Button

The contract negotiations were a matter for the consortium and RTE, and for the consortium and the BCI. I regret that the negotiations were not successful, that they were protracted and that they did...More Button

I do not have a map of the digital spillover, but I am told there will be a certain amount. As I said in my first answer, the key development is that we have built the network that will cover that se...More Button

Priority Questions - Energy Prices.

Was asked: if he is satisfied that energy price reductions for gas and electricity represent an appropriate price reduction in the context of international energy markets; and if he will make a statement on the...More Button

The regulation of ESB customer supply electricity tariffs and BGE gas tariffs is the statutory responsibility of the Commission for Energy Regulation under the Electricity Regulation Act 1999 and the ...More Button

I utterly refute the nonsense the Deputy is peddling, that those of us on this side of the House want higher energy prices. That is ridiculous. It has no foundation in fact. It is pure political sp...More Button

I want that just as much as Deputy Coveney.More Button

Excuse me. That is ridiculous.More Button

Everything we are doing is aimed at reducing prices in line with sound energy policy. It was intervention from the political system on this side which caused the regulator and the ESB to work towards...More Button

The competition we are achieving means industrial users have seen an approximate 25% decrease in electricity prices.More Button

We have a competitive electricity market which is due to sound energy policy rather than soundbites that mean nothing and have no substance. The development of renewables is a way of bringing down el...More Button

We are meeting our targets for the development of renewables, including wind energy project connections. While the United Kingdom has languished with low single figures, we are at a figure of up to 1...More Button

If one talks to people who know something about what is happening with electricity prices, they say this is bringing down prices. We have introduced a single electricity market — an all-island system...More Button

I could not have been more clear.More Button

I want cheaper energy supplies; as such I am committed to bringing down energy prices. The way to do this is by developing renewable energy sources, which represent the cheapest, most secure and clea...More Button

To do this, we need to build a grid. Instead of opposing it, which the Deputy’s party has done consistently——More Button

——it might support the policies we are adopting which would bring down prices and help the country by having a vision for the future, rather than focusing on short-term political gain.More Button

Priority Questions - Alternative Energy Projects.

Was asked: if he has read the Drive to Zero electric car document published by the Joint Committee on Climate Change and Energy Security; and if he will implement the recommendations of the report. More Button

I have read with considerable interest the report of the Joint Committee on Climate Change and Energy Security on electric vehicles and I am grateful to members of the committee for their valuable con...More Button

I welcome the report of the Oireachtas committee which is progressive and in line with our thinking. I also welcome the suggestion of close co-operation with Northern Ireland and agree with the Deput...More Button

Other Questions - Telecommunications Services.

Was asked: the steps he is taking to provide high speed broadband services in urban areas; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

The provision of broadband is generally a matter for the service providers. The Commission for Communications Regulation, ComReg, is responsible for regulating the telecommunications sector. ComReg ...More Button

I appreciate the Deputy’s earlier comments and agree with him on the need for high-speed broadband, which will be crucial infrastructure for the development of our economy. It is important to remembe...More Button

The contracts will be signed with an eye to the taxpayer’s interest to ensure good value for money. The only reason for the delay is to get it right for the taxpayer. In terms of next generation netw...More Button

In terms of backhaul, there is State-owned infrastructure in use that is effective and offers very fast backhaul speed, for example, the like of the ESB or CIE networks being used to provide backhaul.More Button

Existing State infrastructure is being used in that fashion. In terms of developments since we published the paper last year, I should have mentioned earlier some of the real developments on the grou...More Button

We are doing that and it will be part of the process. We will publish that map and then work with the telecommunications industry to get it together in the most effective manner.More Button

I expressed concern for technical reasons. There was real difficulty about how to provide the last mile access and the backhaul. I always acknowledged that these were long-term investments and that ...More Button

We should acknowledge that it is still difficult to get the volume of business to provide access and backhaul in the smaller MANs where the population is small but I believe they are the right valuabl...More Button

I cannot answer that question with a brief “Yes” or “No” because this is of major significance. More Button

If the Leas-Chean Comhairle gives us time we could have a proper debate on it. More Button

People underestimate the strength of our companies. I am much more confident now, despite its difficult economic situation and the challenging environment, that Eircom is a robust, sound company that...More Button

It will be able to make the investments in the new faster broadband infrastructure that we will need. More Button

It is not a “No”. More Button

I do not know if it is a “Yes”. More Button

Other Questions - Inland Fisheries.

Was asked: when he expects to bring forward legislation to merge the central and regional fisheries boards into a single national fisheries board; if he will clarify the person under whose remit these areas fal...More Button

Was asked: further to Parliamentary Question No. 50 of 12 March 2009, the progress he has made in the drafting of the inland fisheries sector Bill; if he is on target to have the new fisheries authority operati...More Button

Written Answers - Alternative Energy Projects.

Was asked: the level of funding approval of ocean energy projects for 2008 and 2009; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: the progress made to date and the plans for the future use of wave energy as a renewable energy resource. More Button

Was asked: his target for ocean energy technology; the mega wattage of ocean energy connected to the grid; the number of applications received; the amount of the €26 million announced for ocean energy that will...More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 67, 91 and 115 together. The Government is giving very high priority to supporting the development of Ireland’s ocean energy potential. Not only will ocean energy con...More Button

Written Answers - EU Directives.

Was asked: the position regarding his commitment to the biofuels directive; the outcome of the public consultation process here; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: his plans for the widespread introduction of biodiesel into the national road freight transport fleet; if he is funding initiatives in this respect; if he has directed State owned diesel fuelled vehi...More Button

Was asked: his views on the difficulties faced by owners of cars run on bio-ethanol E85 due to the lack of petrol retailers offering this product; his further views on ensuring all petrol stations carry a minim...More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 68, 88 and 116 together. The Programme for Government commits to the sustainable development of an Irish biofuels market in line with overall EU biofuel policy develop...More Button

Written Answers - Broadcasting Services.

Was asked: if RTE will be expected to roll out a full digital terrestrial television service in the absence of a commercial DTT provider using the same network. More Button

Was asked: the implications for the digital dividend in the event of a collapse of digital terrestrial television here; the outcome of any digital dividend; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: his views on RTE’s opinion on the strategy regarding digital terrestrial television; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: his views on the recent set back for digital terrestrial television here; the action he will take to move DTT forward; his views on whether it is commercially viable; if the target for analogue switc...More Button

Was asked: the way he will proceed with digital terrestrial television following the announcement by a company (details supplied) that they no longer intend to proceed with plans for commercial DTT. More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 69, 70, 77, 78 and 81 together. The Broadcasting (Amendment) Act, 2007 puts in place a flexible framework for the licensing of digital terrestrial television (DTT) int...More Button

Written Answers - Telecommunications Regulation.

Was asked: the cost of running RegTel on a yearly basis since 2006 to date in 2009; the function of RegTel; if he is satisfied that there is sufficient regulation of premium rate services here; when he expects ...More Button

Was asked: his views on a regulatory or a voluntary basis for the control by mobile phone operators of text subscription services; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 71 and 96 together. Premium rate services (PRS) in Ireland are regulated by Regtel, which is an independent, not-for-profit limited company financed by means of a levy...More Button

Written Answers - Telecommunications Services.

Was asked: the results for the NGN consultation process that his Department has facilitated; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

In July 2008 I published a draft paper on next generation broadband which considered the challenges for the Government in positioning Ireland as a leading country in the provision of broadband infrast...More Button

Written Answers - Energy Costs.

Was asked: if he is satisfied the 12% reduction in gas prices between May and September 2009 is adequate in view of the collapse of wholesale gas price in Britain; and if he will make a statement on the matter....More Button

Was asked: if he is pursuing a deliberate policy of keeping energy prices high in an effort to force consumers and householders to reduce energy usage; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: the new measures he will take to ensure Ireland’s cost of energy is tackled in view of concerns expressed by the commercial sector on the high cost of energy here and in view of his failure to tackle...More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 73, 74 and 109 together. I welcome the decision taken by the Commission for Energy Regulation (CER) to reduce electricity tariffs by 10% and gas tariffs by 12% from Ma...More Button

Written Answers - Energy Supply.

Was asked: his views on whether the €600 million cost of the east west interconnector represents value for money in terms of construction and completion costs, versus similar projects in other parts of Europe. More Button

EirGrid, with the approval of the Government, is developing to schedule the East West Interconnector. The Government is fully committed to the cost effective delivery of the interconnector as a key s...More Button

Written Answers - Alternative Energy Projects.

Was asked: his views on the options for investors of offshore and onshore wind farm applications outside the gate three process; the position regarding the wind applications to the grid; the position regarding ...More Button

Was asked: the position in relation to the development of energy from wind farms here; and the future plans in this regard. More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 76 and 93 together. Applications for grid connections are made to ESB Networks and/or EirGrid, in the first instance. Data on grid connections has been published by t...More Button

Written Answers - Radio Broadcasting.

Was asked: the position regarding the allocation of spectrum; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

The Radio spectrum is managed by countries at the national level and through international coordination. The overarching allocation of Radio spectrum is undertaken in an international context and in ...More Button

Written Answers - Telecommunications Services.

Was asked: if he will take the necessary steps to ensure that an area code fixed line number must be provided alongside an 1890 or 1850 telephone number when such numbers are provided for members of the public ...More Button

Was asked: his views on directing State agencies and Departments to use both a lo-call number and local number for members of the public to phone in view of the fact that many people have free national calls wh...More Button

I propose to take Question Nos. 80 and 114 together. The matters raised by the Deputies are a customer service issue for the organisation or business concerned. The use and display of telephone number...More Button

Was asked: the steps he is taking to provide broadband coverage to areas not serviced by the national broadband scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

EU State Aid and competition rules prevent States from intervening in the areas already substantially served by broadband. While recognising that some premises within substantially served areas may h...More Button

Written Answers - Electric Vehicles.

Was asked: the position regarding the electric car roll-out programme; the persons who have been appointed to the national task force; when its report will be published; if he has had contacts with the ESB on t...More Button

Was asked: if he has read the Drive to Zero electric car document published by the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Climate Change; and if he will implement the recommendations of the report. More Button

Was asked: his views on the report on electric cars published recently by the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Climate Change; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 83, 84 and 95 together. Together with the Minister for Transport, I have announced plans for the large scale deployment of electric vehicles in Ireland. The target of...More Button

Written Answers - Pension Provisions.

Was asked: his views on concerns expressed by An Post for its pension fund; if he has met with the chief executive officer of An Post to discuss this issue; if so, the outcome of the meeting; and if he will mak...More Button

Matters relating to the An Post pension fund are a matter for the board and management of the company and the trustees of the schemes and one in which I have no direct role. In common with many pensio...More Button

Written Answers - Energy Conservation.

Was asked: the number of applicants each year and to date in 2009 for the warmer homes scheme; the waiting time for approval and participation in the scheme; if there are applicants who have applied in 2009 who...More Button

Was asked: when he will publish the findings of the fuel poverty action research project; when this was first due for publication; the number living in fuel poverty; the number of people who benefited from the ...More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 86 and 101 together. The Warmer Homes Scheme is administered by Sustainable Energy Ireland (SEI) and delivered by community based organisations (CBOs), which work in p...More Button

Written Answers - Telecommunications Services.

Was asked: his views on submissions made recently to his Department on nationalising a company (details supplied); his further views on whether the company is crucial to plans to improve broadband access; the a...More Button

No submissions have been made recently to my Department proposing the nationalisation of eircom. Clearly eircom is an important player in private sector provision of telecommunications services and w...More Button

Was asked: if the MAN’s phase two infrastructure has a management contract in place following long delays. More Button

59 of the 60 Phase II MANs, which provide state-of-the-art, fibre, open access networks to 65 towns across the country are now completed. It is expected that the final network will be completed in ea...More Button

Written Answers - Smart Meters.

Was asked: when the smart meters pilot project from the ESB will be completed; the timing of the evaluation following completion; when there will be a large scale roll out of this technology; and if he will mak...More Button

Was asked: the position regarding the installation of pilot scheme smart electronic meters; when same will be rolled out to every home as per the programme for Government; the full cost for the pilot scheme and...More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 90 and 97 together. The rollout of a national Smart Metering Programme is progressing in line with the commitment in the Government’s Energy Policy Framework and in th...More Button

Written Answers - Telecommunications Services.

Was asked: his views on the claims that although there are up to 12,000 homes and businesses that cannot access broadband of any kind, they are not covered by the national broadband scheme; the provision he wil...More Button

In designing the National Broadband Scheme (NBS), which was approved by the EU Commission, my Department needed to strike a balance between reaching as many unserved premises as possible and minimisin...More Button

Written Answers - Radio Broadcasting.

Was asked: if he will provide an overview of DAB here; the number of listeners; the areas covered; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

DAB digital radio is an improved way of broadcasting radio via a network of terrestrial transmitters. It provides listeners with more choice, clearer sound and more features, while keeping all the fe...More Button

Written Answers - Telecommunications Services.

Was asked: his views on the reported deal between the national broadband scheme operator and a company (details supplied) for satellite services; the number of households he expects to be provided with satellit...More Button

The National Broadband Scheme (NBS) contract guarantees that broadband connectivity will be available to 100% of the buildings within the NBS coverage areas. In recognition of the fact that some area...More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Expenditure.

Was asked: if there are plans to merge change.ie and powerofone.ie; the cost of running both these websites; his views on whether they cover the same broad area; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

The Power of One campaign aims to bring about more energy efficient behaviour by domestic consumers and other energy using sectors to achieve energy and CO2 savings. The campaign has been operating s...More Button

Written Answers - Decentralisation Programme.

Was asked: the status of the decentralisation programme for his Department; the cost of securing a site for this project and ongoing associated costs; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

The Decentralisation Programme as originally announced in December 2003, included the proposal to relocate the Headquarters of my Department to Cavan. As announced by the Minister for Finance in his s...More Button

Written Answers - Energy Regulation.

Was asked: the contact his office has had directly with the regulator’s office in relation to the recent determination of gas and electricity price reductions; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

The regulation of ESB electricity tariffs and Bord Gáis Éireann gas tariffs is the responsibility of the Commission for Energy Regulation (CER), which is statutorily independent in the performance of ...More Button

Written Answers - Pension Provisions.

Was asked: his views on the workers in Bord na Móna who have been told the State company cannot pay their pension; if he had meetings with the management or with the unions; the discussions that took place at t...More Button

The current global economic climate has had a negative impact on pension scheme funds generally, including Bord na Móna schemes. The pension schemes and the emerging pension deficit are matters for t...More Button

Written Answers - Energy Costs.

Was asked: the reason the industrial electricity price here has moved from the European average in 1998 to nearly 45% above the European average in 2008; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Ensuring a competitive and sustainable energy supply is a key policy objective for the Government. Energy costs are a major concern for all sectors of the economy. There is a range of factors which ...More Button

Written Answers - Telecommunications Services.

Was asked: the action he will take to combat the digital divide; if he is satisfied that persons who wish to learn how to use the Internet across broad sections of society have an opportunity to learn; and if h...More Button

While the provision of broadband is a matter for the service providers, there are still some parts of the country where the private sector will be unable to justify the commercial provision of broadba...More Button

Was asked: his position in relation to the EU telecoms package; the role he has taken at EU level on this issue; the potential impact on the telecoms industry here; and if he will make a statement on the matter...More Button

The EU Commission’s proposals for reform of the electronic communications framework have been the subject of intense negotiation at EU Council and Parliament over the past sixteen months. As Minister...More Button

Written Answers - Television Licence Fee.

Was asked: the amount available to the fund accruing from the television broadcasting licence; the extent to which such funds are available to or have been made available to the public and independent broadcast...More Button

The Broadcasting (Funding) Act 2003 assigned responsibility to the Broadcasting Commission of Ireland (BCI) to develop and administer schemes under the Broadcasting Fund, which are designed to support...More Button

Written Answers - Energy Conservation.

Was asked: his views on the exclusion of persons on low incomes from the home energy saving scheme; the reason there is a minimum requirement that the grant amount in the first application must be €500 or great...More Button

The Home Energy Saving scheme is one strand of the National Insulation Programme for Economic Recovery, under which funding is also provided under the Warmer Homes scheme and the schemes for social ho...More Button

Written Answers - Telecommunications Infrastructure.

Was asked: his views on the call from an association (details supplied) for a one stop shop for the communications market here; the position regarding his commitment to establish a one stop shop to provide serv...More Button

In July 2008 I published a consultation paper on Next Generation Broadband. One of the proposals in this paper is to establish a one-stop-shop to provide electronic communications service providers w...More Button

Written Answers - Greener Homes Scheme.

Was asked: the position, post budget 2009, regarding the funding and number of applicants for the greener homes scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

The Greener Homes Scheme, since its launch in March 2006, has provided support for home owners investing in renewable energy heating technologies. The scheme has evolved over that period, supported b...More Button

Written Answers - Television Licence Fee.

Was asked: his views on new methods of collecting television licences; the methods available to him to collect TV licences; his views on whether any new method needs to be mandatory; his further views on whethe...More Button

There are various methods of collection of television licence fees in other countries which could be adopted here. While such other systems may have advantages, I have not yet formed any conclusive o...More Button

Written Answers - Energy Resources.

Was asked: when he plans on publishing the national energy efficiency action plan; the reason for the delay; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

I launched the National Energy Efficiency Action Plan 2009-2020 on Friday last, 8 May. The plan is a further comprehensive development of the Government’s energy efficiency strategies as set out in t...More Button

Written Answers - Tax Code.

Was asked: the extent to which he or his Department have an input directly or indirectly into the determination of companies eligible for excise relief involved in the production of bio-diesel or pure plant oil...More Button

Was asked: the number of alternative oil and energy producers approved for excise relief under the programme to encourage the alternative energy sectors; the amount produced by each company so approved; the com...More Button

Was asked: the number of bio-diesel or other potential motor fuel producers currently approved for excise relief under the programme to encourage the alternative energy sector; the quantity for which this relie...More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 118, 377 and 378 together. The Biofuels Mineral Oil Tax Relief Schemes were introduced in 2005 and 2006 on the basis of competitive calls for proposals. The scoring m...More Button

Written Answers - Proposed Legislation.

Was asked: the time frame for the completion and publication of the report from the geothermal working group; his views on the need for legislation to clear the way for development and exploration of geothermal...More Button

Written Answers - EU Directives.

Was asked: if EU Directive 2008/06/EC has been transposed in full into legislation here; if he intends that the postal sector here will have full liberalisation of the postal sector by 31 December 2010; if he h...More Button

The Irish postal market is due to be liberalised from 1 January 2011 as set out in the 3rd EU Postal Directive. My Department is currently developing a framework dealing with the key issues to be dec...More Button

Written Answers - Pension Provisions.

Was asked: the person in his Department and the Department of Finance examining a scheme (details supplied); the progress made; the length of time these officials will need to finalise an agreement; the estimat...More Button

Was asked: the Department which is in charge of producing the new RTÉ pension scheme known as the 50:50 risk sharing scheme; if the consultation process between the Department of Finance and his Department has ...More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 365 and 370 together. Under the terms of the Broadcasting Authority Act 1960 (as amended), RTÉ pension schemes and arrangements are subject to my approval with the con...More Button

Written Answers - Consultancy Contracts.

Was asked: if he has employed consultants or lobbyists to act for his Department outside the State in the past five years; the nature of the work; the cost of the work undertaken; the outcome of such action; an...More Button

There have been no consultants or lobbyists employed to act for my Department outside the State in the past five years.More Button

Written Answers - Semi-State Bodies.

Was asked: his plans, in view of the introduction of smart metering by the ESB which is due to be completed by 2013, he has for the 350 approximately meter readers, some of whom have 30 to 40 years service, and...More Button

The employment of meter readers and potential future arrangements arising from the introduction of smart metering are day-to-day operational matters for the Board and Management of ESB, as regulated b...More Button

Written Answers - Inland Fisheries.

Was asked: if he will provide the information sought by a person (details supplied) in County Waterford; the way the money being paid for salmon rod licences is spent; and if he will make a statement on the mat...More Button

Written Answers - Electricity Generation.

Was asked: the number of applicants who tendered for the contract to build the east-west interconnector with EirGrid; and if he will provide a list of these applicants. More Button

The management of the competitive tendering process is an operational matter for EirGrid. I have no function in the matter.More Button

Written Answers - Legislative Programme.

Was asked: the title of each Bill sponsored by him which was passed by the Houses of the Oireachtas and subsequently signed into law in respect of each of the years 2004 to 2008 and to date in 2009; if, in each...More Button

The identification of records prior to 2007 cannot be facilitated without undue commitment of staff resources and administrative cost. As the Deputy is aware, when bills are passed by the Houses of t...More Button

Written Answers - Energy Conservation.

Was asked: the full extent of grant aid available and proposed toward energy conservation in 2009; the degree to which commitments have been entered into to date; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

The 2009 Revised Estimates for Public Services, published on 23 April 2009, sets out details of the programme allocations for sustainable energy and energy research programmes funded by my Department ...More Button

Written Answers - Broadcasting Legislation.

Was asked: his plans for the future development of the public and private broadcasting sectors; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

The Broadcasting Bill 2008 sets out my proposals for regulatory and organisational structures that will underpin the growth and development of public service, commercial and community broadcasting in ...More Button

Written Answers - Postal Services.

Was asked: his plan for the future of An Post; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

It is Government policy that An Post remains a strong and viable company, in a position to compete in a liberalised market, provide a high quality, nationwide postal service and maintain a nationwide,...More Button

Written Answers - Telecommunications Services.

Was asked: the extent to which broadband availability and speed here is sufficient to compete with other jurisdictions worldwide; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

The widespread provision of broadband services continues to be a priority for the Government. In that regard my Department has undertaken a variety of initiatives to address the gaps in broadband cov...More Button

Written Answers - Prospecting Licences.

Was asked: the number of oil, gas or other mineral exploration licences issued in each of the past five years to date; the extent to which exploration is under way in each case; and if he will make a statement ...More Button

Written Answers - Telecommunications Services.

Was asked: his policy in respect of the future role for wire, fibre optics, wireless and satellite to play in the telecommunications sector having particular regard to the need to compete with other European co...More Button

A variety of platforms using fixed, mobile and wireless technologies will be deployed to meet the needs of the telecommunications sector in relation to the roll out of new infrastructure and services ...More Button

Was asked: the policy initiatives he proposes to take to meet the infrastructural deficiency in the telecommunications sector; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Broadband service providers operate in a fully liberalised market, regulated, where appropriate, by the independent Commission for Communications Regulation, ComReg. It continues to be a priority of t...More Button

Was asked: the degree to which he has reviewed the infrastructural needs of mobile telephone and landline services with particular reference to the need to ensure the quality and range of service is brought up ...More Button

The provision of telecommunications services including fixed line and mobile telephony are, in the first instance, a matter for the private sector. The relevant service providers operate in a fully l...More Button


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