I am advised by the Garda authorities that they are unaware of any request for information from Dublin City Council's planning enforcement section about commercial mobile phone companies telecommunications antennae on Garda masts.
The Garda Síochána has engaged the services of an independent engineering company to carry out surveys of the electromagnetic field strengths on masts located at a number of Garda stations. These assessments were conducted against the guidelines set down by the International Commission for Non-Ionising Radiation Protection, ICNIRP, and the EU recommendation on electromagnetic fields, 1999/519/EC. A number of Garda masts were surveyed and, in all cases, the survey findings showed that the cumulative electromagnetic field strengths emitting from the Garda masts were thousands of times below both the public and occupational guidelines.
A number of Garda masts are surveyed on an annual basis to ensure compliance with the recommended guidelines. I am advised that the antennae on the mast at the Garda station referred to by the Deputy is due to be surveyed shortly in this regard.