Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Ceisteanna (277)

Róisín Shortall

Ceist:

277. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the number of requests for additional funding, staff resources or expertise that have been made by the Commission for Communications Regulation since January 2016; the purpose of the requested additional funding, staff resources or expertise; the response of his Department to each request in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13134/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Communications)

My Department is in discussion with Commission for Communications Regulation (ComReg) and the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform in relation to a request by ComReg referring to ongoing and additional resourcing needs, including in relation to telecommunications market developments and EU regulatory revisions, the National Broadband Plan State Intervention and the ongoing work of the Mobile Phone and Broadband Taskforce. During the course of this ongoing engagement my Department is focused on ensuring that the Regulator is appropriately resourced to meet current and future challenges in delivering on its statutory and regulatory remit.