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Colreavy, Michael

Thursday, 13 February 2014

Dáil Éireann Debate
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ESB (Electronic Communications Networks) Bill 2013: Instruction to Committee

Likewise, we have no objection to this proposal, which is more of a technical amendment than anything else.More Button

ESB (Electronic Communications Networks) Bill 2013: Report Stage

I move amendment No. 2:More Button

ESB (Electronic Communications Networks) Bill 2013: Report Stage (Continued)

It could lead to an unhealthy monopoly with one communications company having a virtual monopoly of broadband provision in the country. It could result in such a private company monopoly using an ...More Button

I do no understand why the Minister will not remove the "selling" from this legislation. While his intentions may be entirely honourable and I am sure they are, he will not always be Minister fo...More Button

It feels like I am getting a bit of a lecture. However, it sounds as if the lecturer did not listen to or hear what I said in my introductory remarks. I said that I thoroughly welcomed this legis...More Button

I have no intention of trying to block the passage of the legislation but I feel passionately that this amendment needs to be made and that the legislation would be better and stronger if it were...More Button

I support Deputy Moynihan in what he is saying. Equally, I understand the Minister's point that this cannot be applied to just one company. Perhaps it could be firmed up a little bit more under t...More Button

I would be concerned about the speed of the roll-out of fibre optic broadband to areas other than the centres of population that have already been addressed in the discussions on this Bill. I wo...More Button

ESB (Electronic Communications Networks) Bill 2013: Report Stage (Resumed) and Final Stage

Notwithstanding my continuing concerns with regard to the possible sale of the utility involved, from the outset I have stated my belief that this is very good legislation. I will seek another way...More Button

The legislation has the potential to improve broadband access dramatically throughout the country. However, it also increases the possibility that a two-speed Ireland will be created. If one lo...More Button

As soon as the information becomes available to him, will the Minister provide an indicative timescale regarding when the public service obligation aspect of this matter will be addressed? There...More Button