Friday 19 October 2018

The Big Tech Show: Minister Denis Naughten talks megabits, ministers and media ownership

Communications Minister Denis Naughten
Communications Minister Denis Naughten
Adrian Weckler

Adrian Weckler

Communications Minister Denis Naughten sits down with Adrian and Fearghal O’Connor to talk of plans to make high speed broadband an “enforceable legal right” in Ireland.

The Roscommon TD also says that a new mobile coverage map for Ireland will become available at the end of the year, showing where all the blackspots are.

And after weeks of controversy, Minister Naughten also answers a few questions about media plurality in Ireland and when a ministerial opinion differs from a personal opinion when talking on the phone.

Other topics covered include the struggle of electric cars in Ireland, why the Minister himself doesn’t drive one and the future of Eir.

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