Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Ceisteanna (298, 299)

Catherine Murphy

Ceist:

298. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the number of licences issued by the Office of Public Works, OPW, to install telecommunications equipment on masts at Garda stations and-or former Garda stations in the past three years to date; the income derived from all third party installations in this regard; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33154/19]

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Catherine Murphy

Ceist:

299. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the income received in instances in which the Office of Public Works, OPW, issues a licence resulting from the renting to companies of space to use and-or take fixings from telecoms and-or communications masts on site or on the roof of all Departments and State-owned properties and buildings in each of the past three years to date; the location of each; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33156/19]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Public)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 298 and 299 together.

The Commissioners of Public Works in Ireland (CPW) grant licences to Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) to install telecommunications equipment on State property. The MNOs are all licensed by ComReg to provide services in Ireland. The properties on which the equipment are placed are primarily Garda telecommunication structures and rooftops of other OPW managed State buildings.

The Commissioners have granted approximately 515 licences at 255 sites. These licences generate an income in the region of €4 million annually.

In the last 3 years, the Commissioners have granted 4 licences to telecommunications companies to install telecommunications equipment on State property generating an income of €27,988 per annum.

The following table gives details of these sites -

Year

OPW Site

Annual Licence Fee

2017

Kinlough Garda Station

€6,740

Ballymote Garda Station

€6,740

2018

Buncranna Garda Station

€6,740

2019

Kilronan Garda Station

€7,768