Thursday, 13 December 2012

Questions (116)

Tony McLoughlin

Question:

116. Deputy Tony McLoughlin asked the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if consideration has been given to naming the new Oireachtas TV station to "Telifís Oireachtas" rather than Oireactas TV in consideration to the Irish Language, our first language. [56094/12]

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Written answers (Question to Communications)

The establishment of an Oireachtas TV channel is provided for in Chapter 6, Part 7 of the Broadcasting Act 2009.

S 125(2) provides for the channel to be known as in the Irish language, Bealach Thithe an Oireachtais or, in the English language, the Houses of the Oireachtas Channel.