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#department of communications

# department-of-communications - Yesterday’s News

RTÉ to get extra €10m after Government announces public service broadcasting Commission

“This is Government meeting RTÉ halfway,” Communications Minister Richard Bruton said.

# department-of-communications - Sunday 20 October, 2019

Government officials clashed over roles on regulating children's access to porn after Ana Kriegel trial

Two departments claimed they weren’t responsible for monitoring the issue.

# department-of-communications - Wednesday 17 July, 2019

Government: Eir proposal to complete National Broadband Plan for €1 billion 'not feasible'

The company’s CEO raised the alternative cost at an Oireachtas committee last month.

# department-of-communications - Thursday 27 June, 2019

Facebook urges against 'punitive' fines for firms who breach Government's new online safety laws

The government published submissions on the proposed laws today.

# department-of-communications - Friday 19 October, 2018

Diary trawl unearths more meetings between former Communications Minister and David McCourt

Denis Naughten resigned last week over revelations that he met with the businessman four times.

# department-of-communications - Monday 3 September, 2018

Almost 4 in 10 calls received by Emergency Call Answering Service in 2017 were silent 999

Almost 4 in 10 calls received by Emergency Call Answering Service in 2017 were silent

The ECAS is responsible for answering 112 and 999 emergency calls and texts within the State.

# department-of-communications - Tuesday 21 November, 2017

An Post receives €30m loan to save rural post offices and continue five-day service

The funding has been provided to An Post with immediate effect.

# department-of-communications - Saturday 13 May, 2017

No reports of computer virus attacks in Ireland following global hacking

The situation is being monitored currently by the NCSC.

# department-of-communications - Saturday 10 December, 2016

When should you be told you're at risk of a cyber attack?

A new EU regulation enshrines in law the reaction companies should take if a security risk is found – to be applied by 2018.

# department-of-communications - Monday 27 April, 2015

We've (finally) been told when Ireland’s new postcodes get delivered

Eircode has been in the pipeline for quite a while now.

# department-of-communications - Sunday 26 April, 2015

Your FM radio won't fall silent any time soon Dab

Your FM radio won't fall silent any time soon

The Department of Communications has said it has ‘no plans’ to switch off the frequency.

# department-of-communications - Tuesday 8 July, 2014

UPDATE: UPC says it won't give out customer data for TV licence crackdown

Pat Rabbitte has got government approval for a new scheme aimed at tackling TV licence fee evasion.

# department-of-communications - Monday 16 June, 2014

What events are most important for Ireland? Pat Rabbitte wants to know

A number of ‘Designated Events’ are made available on free-to-air television

# department-of-communications - Monday 28 April, 2014

Here's what Ireland's new system of postcodes will look like

The format of the seven-digit Eircode has been detailed.

# department-of-communications - Monday 6 January, 2014

Every secondary school will have access to high-speed broadband by September say ministers

Communications Minister Pat Rabbitte and Education Minister Ruairí Quinn made the pledge today.

# department-of-communications - Thursday 12 December, 2013

Sold: Government selects winning €1.12 billion bid for Bord Gáis Energy

The selected bid was made by a consortium headed British multinational utililty company Centrica plc which operates under the name British Gas in the UK market.

# department-of-communications - Sunday 3 November, 2013

Expert hired by department for Corrib inspection lacked training to access tunnel

Minister Pat Rabbitte said the representative did not require access to the tunnel to complete the task he was sent to do, which was not health and safety related.

# department-of-communications - Friday 16 August, 2013

TV3 boss: The Government needs to get RTÉ's tanks off our lawns

David McRedmond is calling for the proportion of money RTÉ gets from advertising to be cut as part of a sweeping reform of the market.

# department-of-communications - Thursday 11 July, 2013

Government to give money to small businesses to get them online

Government vouchers of up to €2,500 will be granted to small Irish businesses with an online plan.

# department-of-communications - Thursday 4 April, 2013

Government issues tender for deliberate hacker attack

The Department of Communications has said that existing services and systems will not be impacted by the exercise.

# department-of-communications - Friday 3 August, 2012

National strategy needed to keep online spending in Ireland

According to the Digital Hub’s annual report for 2011, 75 percent of money spent online goes overseas.

# department-of-communications - Tuesday 7 February, 2012

All secondary schools to have high-speed broadband by 2014

Every secondary school in Ireland will be supplied with 100Mbps connections to provide quick connections in every classroom.

# department-of-communications - Monday 31 October, 2011

State did not reject ESB package - because it hasn't even seen it ESB

State did not reject ESB package - because it hasn't even seen it

It was reported today that the government has rejected a generous ESB severance package due to be offered to staff – but the ESB says it hasn’t even approached the State with a new offer.