Thursday, 15 December 2005

Ceisteanna (199, 200)

John Gormley

Ceist:

199 Mr. Gormley asked the Minister for Finance if the mobile phone networks operating masts on Ardee House, Rathmines, Dublin 6, have acceded to his requests to deactivate these masts; if discussions are still ongoing; when he expects discussions to conclude; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39923/05]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Eoin Ryan

Ceist:

203 Mr. Eoin Ryan asked the Minister for Finance the position in relation to the switching off of the two mobile network operators (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40143/05]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Finance)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 199 and 203 together.

The two mobile phone operators who have equipment installed on Ardee House have informed the Commissioners of Public Works that they do not intend to comply with the request to deactivate their equipment.

The commissioners have requested the companies to reconsider their decision and will not grant any further licences in respect of State buildings to them, pending the report of the interdepartmental committee on the health effects of electromagnetic radiation.