Thursday, 30 May 2019

Questions (135)

Dara Calleary

Question:

135. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the progress to date for each of the 41 action points made in the mobile phone and broadband taskforce report published in December 2016 in which his Department has lead or joint responsibility for implementing; if each such action point has been completed, not completed or is ongoing, respectively; and the revised deadlines for action points not delivered by the original timeframes in tabular form. [23061/19]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

My Department participates in the Mobile Phone and Broadband Task Force Implementation Group. This Group meets quarterly and publishes progress reports each quarter. The Quarter 1 Report for 2019 has just recently been published and can be found under 'Progress Reports of The Mobile Phone and Broadband Taskforce' on Gov.ie. The Reports are available on the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment website and also on the website of the Department of Rural and Community Development. In addition, a 2018 Implementation Review was published in February of this year.

These reports detail progress with the actions outlined in the original Mobile Phone and Broadband Task Force in addition to new actions outlined in the 2019 Work Programme. A number of the actions for which my Department has lead responsibility have already been delivered while significant progress has been made with others.