Saturday November 28, 2020

Ireland should have a ‘digital minister’, say telecom companies

Telecoms Industry Ireland claims creating one ministerial brief would bring order to a sector which is currently spread over several departments

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent

2nd February, 2020
John Keaney, chief executive of Siro: “The digital piece stretches across all departments. Having someone with a brief to ensure there is consistency would be brilliant.” Picture: Fergal Phillips

A dedicated digital ministerial brief should be created by any new government, Ireland’s telcos have said.

In its election manifesto, Telecoms Industry Ireland (TII) has said the role should be created alongside communications to give a dedicated focus on the role of tech in Ireland.

Under the proposal suggested by TII, cabinet briefs would be changed to create a minister for communications and digital, with the climate action and energy briefs moving to...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader



Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Then €19.99 a month after the offer period.

Get basic
*New subscribers only
You can cancel any time.



€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.




90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

2 Yearly



Unlimited Access for 2 Years

This product does not auto-renew

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Share this post

Related Stories

The pandemic has exposed new chinks in the military’s armour, but if three straightforward measures are implemented, a process of renewal can begin

Cathal Berry | 19 hours ago

Minister for Justice reveals to Dáil that Leo Varadkar told her he thought Séamus Woulfe would be a ‘good judge‘

Michael Brennan | 1 day ago

Trump’s mendacious claims of electoral fraud not only further demean him, but also damage the USA’s global image and the cause of liberal democracy everywhere

Chris Patten | 2 days ago