Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Questions (429)

Catherine Murphy

Question:

429. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if he or officials in his Department met or corresponded with a company and or persons (details supplied) in the context of an aspect of the national broadband plan; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41189/18]

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Written answers (Question to Communications)

Neither I nor officials from my Department have met or corresponded directly with the individuals named by the Deputy. I understand that officials from my Department have corresponded and met with the Head of Operations of a company which I am informed is owned by the individuals named by the Deputy.

I am informed that the meeting, which took place on 4 July 2017, was in the context of that company selling retail services on eir’s 300k rural fibre network, the deployment of which is subject to a Commitment Agreement I signed with eir.