Seanad debates

Tuesday, 10 February 2009

7:00 pm

Photo of Cecilia KeaveneyCecilia Keaveney (Fianna Fail)

Is the Minister of State aware that the only time a person is not supposed to use a mobile phone is while airborne? However, even that is changing. Currently people who live along the Border and need to transgress the Border to get home on a daily basis are being discriminated against. I ask the Minister of State to bring to the Minister's attention the paragraph in the reply that stated: "Ireland specifically ensured that this principle went into the regulation in order to protect our even-lower roaming charges on this island and between Ireland and the UK, which were voluntarily introduced ahead of the EU regulation." I ask the Minister of State to bring one simple message back to the Minister. The issue of an all-Ireland package needs to be revisited so that for people on a monthly package it would not matter whether the calls are in the North or South, as they would all be embraced in their monthly bundle.


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