Mobile phone coverage claims queried by Clare TD
A Labour TD wants the country's mobile phone operators hauled before an Oireachtas committee to answer questions about their service coverage.
Clare TD Michael McNamara has questioned claims of "99pc coverage" made by the country's three mobile phone licence holders.
"There are currently three licence carriers in Ireland -Vodafone Ireland Ltd, Three Ireland (Hutchison) Ltd, and Meteor Mobile Communications - claiming that 99pc of Ireland's population has mobile phone coverage. However, the quality of that coverage leaves a lot to be desired," said Mr McNamara.
"It is clear to me that coverage has deteriorated in the past year in Clare, for example. If the complaints regarding coverage that I have received are anything to go by, most of the one 1pc of the Irish population that the telephone companies admit do not have coverage must live in Co Clare," he added.
He wants the Oireachtas Communications Committee to look into mobile phone companies' coverage claims.