Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Ceisteanna (39)

Clare Daly

Ceist:

39. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the instructions he has issued to ComReg to investigate the noted unlicensed transmission identified by the reported broadcast of a UK GSM cellular ID in the Middle Abbey Street area, near the GSOC HQ in the Verrimus report. [10848/14]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Communications)

The Commission for Communications Regulation (ComReg) is the statutory body responsible for the management of spectrum in Ireland. ComReg is independent in the exercise of its functions and is accountable directly to the Oireachtas in accordance with Section 34 of the Communications Regulation Act 2002. The investigation of any alleged unlicensed radio transmissions including any subsequent remedial actions is a function of ComReg and I have no function in this matter.

The Government has appointed retired High Court Judge John Cooke to conduct an Independent Inquiry into Reports of Unlawful Surveillance of the Garda Ombudsman Commission and to report within eight weeks or as soon as may be thereafter. The Terms of Reference, which were agreed by Government on the advice of the Attorney General, are in the public domain, and include a review and assessment of any evidence of a security breach or attempted security breach at the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission.