Government and Industry Come Together to Tackle the Growing Issue of internet Security

Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Pat Rabbitte TD today launched the makeITsecure campaign. The campaign, which is led by a unique public/private taskforce, today unveiled new areas of risk to Irish internet users. The taskforce also talked through some of the statistics that have been uncovered which has led to the roll out […]

Ireland could export as much electricity as we consume ourselves” – Minister Pat Rabbitte

Minister Rabbitte launches “Strategy for Renewable Energy 2012-2020” document. Confirms determination that 2020 renewables targets will be met – “good for the environment and good for jobs”. Holding talks on export protocol with UK Government next month Speaking in Dublin today, Pat Rabbitte T.D, Minister for Communications Energy and Natural Resources highlighted the scope for […]

Minister Rabbitte encourages SMEs to input into National Broadband Plan

Speaking in IBEC today to members of the Telecommunications Industry Federation, the Minister stressed the competitive importance of SMEs engaging on-line more intensively and the need to break down barriers which are discouraging a significant number of SMEs from harnessing the power of the internet. In a briefing on the report of the recently published […]

Facilitating greater investment in high speed broadband services across Ireland

Mr. Pat Rabbitte, TD, Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, today launched the Report of the Next Generation Broadband Taskforce. Speaking at the launch in Dublin’s Digital Hub, Minister Rabbitte said “Industry is telling us that by 2015 more than 50% of the population will have access to very fast broadband – at least […]

The Irish Government will work with a range of Telecoms companies to ensure a nationwide roll out of fast Broadband over the next three years.

This will be the single most important investment needed to secure future jobs in Ireland Minister Rabbitte told new graduates at a conferring ceremony in UCC this morning. The Communications Minister explained that the process would involve two phases – firstly the telecoms industry needs to be freed up so that the range of companies […]

Minister Rabbitte and Gay Byrne welcome Digital TV Outreach Champions at Training Seminar

Minister for Communications, Energy & Natural Resources, Pat Rabbitte T.D., was joined by Gay Byrne in Dublin today to welcome 23 Digital Outreach Champions who have just been selected to help create greater awareness and understanding of the Digital Switchover in local communities across the country.   The Digital Outreach Champions who will cover every […]

Minister Pat Rabbitte urges Fianna Fáil to stop rewriting history

“This morning Micháel Martin claimed that the Colm McCarthy group was commissioned to draw up a list of State assets for sale because “it was in the original Memorandum of Understanding”. “There was no original MoU even in contemplation in June 2010 when the Government approved the terms of reference for the McCarthy group – […]

Rural Broadband Scheme Announced by Minister Rabbitte

Communications Minister Pat Rabbitte today announced a new Rural Broadband Scheme which aims to identify the remaining individual premises in rural Ireland that are unable to obtain a broadband service and to provide a service to those premises where requested. This Scheme will be carried out in cooperation with the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and […]