Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Ceisteanna (118)

Jim Daly


118. Deputy Jim Daly asked the Minister for Education and Skills his views on correspondence (details supplied) regarding a broadband connection to a school in west Cork; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11590/14]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí ó Béal (1 píosaí cainte) (Ceist ar Education)

Digital Forge were awarded the connection for Multrahane National School under a public procurement competition. Some technical difficulties were encountered in relation to the beaming of broadband signal to the school but I understand these have now been resolved. The company has informed the Department that the connection should be installed in the next three to four weeks. Digital Forge are contractually obliged to provide the Services in accordance with industry standards and comply with all applicable laws with particular but not exclusive regard to the requirements of the Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005, the Waste Management Act 1996, the Data Protection Acts 1988 and 2003 and employment legislation.