Dempsey talks tough - but will he use the big stick?

What, if anything, will the government reshuffle mean for Ireland's legislative technology, communications and e-government agendas? Noel Dempsey probably doesn't know the difference between wimax and wi-fi.

27th November, 2004

What, if anything, will the government reshuffle mean for Ireland's legislative technology, communications and e-government agendas? Noel Dempsey probably doesn't know the difference between wimax and wi-fi.

But that hasn't stopped him from hitting the ground running as Minister for Communications. His opening ministerial pronouncements have been a series of warnings to stick-in-themud telcos: either the industry delivers on broadband roll-out or the government will step in and do it some other way.

Although an...

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