Wednesday, 13 May 2020

Questions (1013)

Willie O'Dea

Question:

1013. Deputy Willie O'Dea asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the procedure for appealing against a decision by the Commission for Communications Regulation endorsed by the local authority to install a 5G mast in a neighbourhood; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5420/20]

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Written answers (Question to Communications)

The roll-out of infrastructure for mobile telecommunications services in Ireland is primarily a matter for private mobile network operators, operating on a commercial basis, in a liberalised market regulated by the Commission for Communications Regulation, ComReg. My Department has no role in the individual roll-out plans of private operators, and I would also advise that ComReg has no role in relation to planning and development matters nor does it have any decision making role in relation to installation of 5G masts.