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Brennan, Joseph

Wednesday, 26 January 1966

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 220 Nbr. 2


Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Radio and TV Interference.

I am aware that some interference with television and radio reception is still being caused by electrical apparatus. Radio Eireann, which has been given all powers appropriate for the investigatio...More Button

It is not possible to prevent all interference. The most that can be hoped for is to reduce it to a level which will permit enjoyable reception of the Irish programmes. The signal strength from d...More Button

In general the co-operation of the manufacturers and of the electrical trade has been received in ensuring that equipment liable to cause undue interference to television and radio reception is not...More Button

On the recommendation of the Advisory Committee on Interference, two sets of regulations governing the control of interference have been made and are now in force, namely, S.I. No. 108 of 1963 whic...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Improvement of Telephone Service.

When this question was tabled last month, an unsatisfactory service was being given at Dublin Exchange. This was particularly so during the night hours because as the Deputy is aware a large numbe...More Button

Although for most of the period of the strike full daytime staffing was maintained, the service at times fell short of the desired standard. This was mainly due to the storms and floods in Novembe...More Button

The exchanges at Cork and Limerick were also involved in the strike of night operators but normal service was generally maintained during the day.More Button

Since the return of the staff to work the service throughout the system has been generally satisfactory.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Post Office Telephone Employees.

The numbers of temporary men engaged on the telephone side of my Department's Engineering Branch in each of the last six months were as follows: 32 in July, 35 in August, nine in September, 36 in O...More Button

There is no change. The figures which I have given the Deputy are approximately the same as those for last year. There is scarcely any difference.More Button

Irish firms get every chance to tender for any of the things to which, I take it, the Deputy is referring.More Button

That is not true. The trend in my Department does not show any deterioration.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Disconnecting of Telephones.

The practice is not as stated. A telephone subscriber is not disconnected until two written applications for payment have been issued. These are the original telephone account and a reminder giv...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Telephone Applications.

Owing to the number of older applications held and the serious storm damage recently sustained by the system, it is unlikely that this application, which is for a residence line and was made in May...More Button

Service will be provided within the next few weeks.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Clonmel Telephone Kiosk.

I am advised that a kiosk in this area would not pay its way and I cannot, therefore, accede to the Deputy's request.More Button

My Department is aware of the number of kiosks already in Clonmel—there are five and there is a sixth being erected at the moment. It will be erected, I understand, at Gladstone Street. The...More Button

There are 100 houses in the area and 40 to be built but there is a telephone kiosk within 400 yards of the area and the income from it is not such as would make one very enthusiastic about putting ...More Button

You must admit that with five kiosks there already, a sixth being erected and the possibility of a seventh, the town is being well catered for.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Replacement of Letterbox.

Replacement of the wall letterbox in question in its former position—about 300 yards from the old people's dwellings—is not possible because the wall in which it was embedded has been d...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Clondalkin (Dublin) Postal Facilities.

The accommodation at Clondalkin Post Office is somewhat limited but reasonably adequate for normal requirements. The Sub-Postmaster plans to extend the accommodation available to the public. Other...More Button

The Minister is well aware of the deficiencies of the office and arrangements are being made for the extension of the floor space. There is a 9 foot counter, which is not bad and, in normal circum...More Button

I am not aware of that.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Inquiry into Sub-Post Office System.

Decisions on the recommendations of the Commission of Inquiry into certain aspects of the sub-post office system were published last month. Some of the recommendations were not accepted for reason...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Post Office Workers' Union Posts.

The General Secretary of the Post Office Workers' Union is not a civil servant and is not seconded from my Department.More Button

The conditions on which officials of my Department are seconded, whole time, to Staff Associations including the Post Office Workers' Union are :More Button

(1) The officer's remuneration is paid to him by the Department and this amount with an addition of 15 per cent to cover full pension liability is refunded by the Staff Association or Union conce...More Button

(2) During the period of secondment the officers are subject to the regulations governing the conduct of Civil Servants, and accordingly are not free to take part in political activities. More Button

No officer seconded to the Post Office Workers' Union has ever been promoted during his period of secondment or afterwards.More Button