Tuesday, 22 September 2020

Ceisteanna (79)

Ruairí Ó Murchú


79. Deputy Ruairí Ó Murchú asked the Minister for Climate Action and Communication Networks the number of premises surveyed to date within the amber area, by county, as part of the national fibre network roll-out; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25161/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí ó Béal (4 píosaí cainte) (Ceist ar Climate)

I apologise for renaming the national broadband plan in the question. I will forego an introduction if the Minister can go straight into a reply. I do not expect a county by county breakdown. If the Minister has information on County Louth I will be happy enough.

The Deputy does not expect a county by county breakdown but I will give the figure for County Louth of the number of houses surveyed so far. Based on the information available on 15 September, I can advise that the following is the number of premises per county that have been surveyed to date: the figure for County Galway is 6,809, for County Louth it is 5,825 and for County Kildare it is 2,818. I am afraid that County Meath is not on my list. I will have to check for Deputy O'Rourke as to the whereabouts of that figure.

How many are left to do?

The Deputy will get a very extensive written reply I have no doubt.

Written Answers are published on the Oireachtas website.
The Dáil adjourned at 11.25 p.m. until 10 a.m. on Wednesday, 23 September 2020.