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Written Answers — Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources: Internet Safety (23 Feb 2017)

Denis Naughten: The Law Reform Commission Report on Harmful Communications and Digital Safety, which was published in September 2016, recommends the reform of Criminal Law in relation to a number of issues that arise in the context of society’s growing use of online communications, include the posting of online intimate images without consent, cyber-bullying, online harassment and stalking, and new...

Written Answers — Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources: Gas Exploration Licences (23 Feb 2017)

Denis Naughten: In mid 2016 I met with a delegation of TDs and subsequently my officials met with other relevant stakeholders to discuss the Shannon LNG project. On 7 October 2016 I provided an update to TDs where I outlined the position. I and indeed previous Ministers have supported this project, as appropriate, given that it would enhance Ireland's security of supply. This support is in line with the...

Written Answers — Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources: Energy Efficiency (23 Feb 2017)

Denis Naughten: The Warmth and Wellbeing scheme is a pilot initiative being delivered under the Government’s Strategy to Combat Energy Poverty and the Healthy Ireland Framework. The objective of the pilot is to validate, in an Irish context, the international evidence that suggests making homes warmer and more energy efficient can have a positive effect on the health and well-being of people in energy...

Written Answers — Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources: National Broadband Plan Implementation (23 Feb 2017)

Denis Naughten: The National Broadband Plan (NBP) aims to deliver high speed broadband services to every city, town, village and individual premises in Ireland. The Programme for Government commits to the delivery of the NBP as a matter of priority. This is being achieved through a combination of commercial investment by the telecommunications sector and a State Intervention in those areas where commercial...

Written Answers — Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources: Mobile Telephony Services (23 Feb 2017)

Denis Naughten: I am critically aware of the frustration currently being experienced across Ireland, where mobile networks are not always delivering the services people expect. Any customer, including those in Clonbullogue in County Offaly, who experiences service difficulties should raise the matter with the service provider in the first instance. If this fails to resolve matters, customers can and should...

Written Answers — Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources: National Broadband Plan Implementation (23 Feb 2017)

Denis Naughten: The National Broadband Plan (NBP) aims to deliver high speed broadband services to every city, town, village and individual premises in Ireland. The Programme for Government commits to the delivery of the NBP as a matter of priority. This is being achieved through a combination of commercial investment by the telecommunications sector and a State Intervention in those areas where commercial...

Written Answers — Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources: Departmental Records (23 Feb 2017)

Denis Naughten: The costs associated with the retrieval and return of hard copy files stored at off site locations for the years in question are as follows: Year Cost 2014 €3,032.04 2015 €3,258.74 2016 €2,476.70

Written Answers — Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources: Broadband Service Provision (23 Feb 2017)

Denis Naughten: According to the latest ComReg Quarterly report Q3 2016 published in December 2016 there were over 1.7m broadband subscriptions in Ireland of which 1.3m were fixed broadband subscriptions and over 365,000 mobile subscriptions. The OECD ranks Ireland 25thof 34 countries for fixed broadband connections per 100 inhabitants. In the mobile market the OECD ranks Ireland 13thof the 34 countries for...

Written Answers — Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources: Departmental Records (23 Feb 2017)

Denis Naughten: My Department has not used cloud storage or third party servers for the storage of data or files during the past three years. All departmental data and files are stored and managed internally.

Written Answers — Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources: Regulatory Impact Assessment Data (23 Feb 2017)

Denis Naughten: It is my Department's policy to publish Regulatory Impact Assessments (RIAs) on my Department's website in respect of legislative proposals in accordance with the procedures set out in the RIA Guidelines published by the Department of the Taoiseach. In line with the Guidelines, RIAs are subject to usual freedom of information exemptions. The web address for my Department isand the RIAs can...

Written Answers — Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources: Departmental Staff Data (23 Feb 2017)

Denis Naughten: No employees of my Department are currently suspended from the workplace. The information requested in relation to the agencies under the aegis of my Department is an operational matter for each agency. The Department will request the relevant bodies to reply directly to the Deputy with the information requested in respect of their organisations.

Written Answers — Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources: Renewable Energy Incentives (22 Feb 2017)

Denis Naughten: The introduction of a Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is a commitment in the programme for Government and will be the primary support mechanism in the heating sector designed to meet Ireland’s renewable energy obligations.  The aim of the RHI is to build on the progress already made in the renewable heating sector and to help reach Ireland’s 12% target by 2020. In 2015, 6.5%...

Written Answers — Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources: North-South Interconnector (22 Feb 2017)

Denis Naughten: I propose to take Questions Nos. 226 and 227 together. On 21 December 2016 An Bord Pleanála granted planning permission for the North-South Interconnector project in Ireland. The decision concluded a lengthy planning process which included an Oral Hearing completed over eleven weeks from March to May last year. The planning process in Northern Ireland is currently...

Written Answers — Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources: National Digital Strategy (22 Feb 2017)

Denis Naughten: A total of 29 applications were received in response to the recent competitive call for proposals from community, voluntary and not-for-profit organisations under my Department’s Digital Skills for Citizens Grant Scheme. Of these, 22 applications were eligible to be evaluated in accordance with section 4 of the scheme’s which outlines the qualification and award criteria to be...

Written Answers — Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources: Ministerial Advisers Appointments (22 Feb 2017)

Denis Naughten: The office of Seán Kyne TD, Minister of State for Gaeltacht Affairs and Natural Resources is managed and staffed by the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs.  I understand that Department will respond to the Deputy in respect of Minister of State Kyne.

Communications Regulation (Postal Services) (Amendment) Bill 2016: Order for Report Stage (21 Feb 2017)

Denis Naughten: I move: "That Report Stage be taken now."

Communications Regulation (Postal Services) (Amendment) Bill 2016: Report Stage (21 Feb 2017)

Denis Naughten: I propose to take amendments Nos. 1 and 2 together. As outlined by my colleague the Minister of State, Deputy Seán Kyne on Committee Stage, section 28(1) of the Communications Regulation (Postal Services) Act 2011 sets out the principles with which the universal postal service provider’s tariffs must comply. These principles are enshrined in Article 12 of EU Directive No....

Communications Regulation (Postal Services) (Amendment) Bill 2016: Report Stage (21 Feb 2017)

Denis Naughten: I would be quite happy to discuss this with my officials. As Deputies know, I cannot direct ComReg in this matter, but the committee itself could put that request in to ComReg. We would be quite willing and happy to facilitate the Deputy in any way we can.

Communications Regulation (Postal Services) (Amendment) Bill 2016: Report Stage (21 Feb 2017)

Denis Naughten: I move amendment No. 3:In page 3, line 19, to delete “any consequences of the repeal” and substitute “any consequences, including for terminal dues, of the repeal”. This is an alternative to the amendments tabled by Deputies Dooley and Ryan on Committee Stage. My officials have looked at the matter again and we have come up with a composite wording and I hope that...

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