Fine Gael TD for Galway West & Mayo South

Category Archives: Communications & Energy

Tellus Data Launch san Ionad Culturtha an Phiarsaigh i gConamara

Speech at the Tellus Data Launch in  IONAD CULTÚRTHA AN PHIARSAIGH, CONAMARA,    Fáiltim roimh an deis seo chun labhairt ag seoladh do na sonraí is déanaí a thaining amach ón gclár náisiúnta Tellus, anseo ag Ionad Cultúrtha an Phiarsaigh, agus ba mhaith liom mo bhuíochas a ghabháil le foireann an ionaid, Oifig na nOibreacha… Continue Reading

Launch of the Mobile Phone and Broadband Taskforce Implementation Review 2017 & 2018 Action Plan

On Wedneday I launched, with Minister for Communications, Denis Naughton, the Mobile Broadband Taskforce Implementation Review for 2017 and the 2018 Action Plan. Some of the actions achieved include the establishment of Broadband Officers at every city and county council the identification of mobile phone coverage blackspots and solutions for these the increase of ducting… Continue Reading

Legislation for Galway – Mayo fibre broadband network introduced in Seanad

As Minister for Community Development, Natural Resources and Digital Development I am leading the Telecommunications Services (Ducting and Cables) Bill through the Oireachtas. The Bill concerns the Galway Mayo ducting and cables telecommunications network which was installed as part of the Corrib Gas pipeline project and subsequently gifted to the State. The ducting and cable… Continue Reading

Significant Progress by Mobile Phone and Broadband Taskforce

As Minister of State at the Department of Rural and Community Development I am Co-Chair of the Mobile Phone and Broadband Taskforce which held its most recenty quarterly meeting this week. The Taskforce, which is also chaired by Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Denis Naughten TD, includes representatives from across Government departments, local… Continue Reading

Update on the National Broadband Plan

The tender process for the National Broadband Plan – a Plan under which every home and business will receive high speed broadband – is continuing. The decision by ‘eir’ to withdraw from the process is disappointing but it is a decision for the company which has recently been acquired, in large part, by new owners.… Continue Reading