Ireland could introduce new, tougher telecoms law next week

27 Apr 2007

According to reports from online news journal siliconrepublic.com, the Irish government could unveil its long-awaited Communications Miscellaneous Provisions Bill 2007 as early as next week. The new bill is designed to give the country’s telecoms regulator, the Commission for Communications Regulation (ComReg), greater power, including the ability to fine telecoms operators up to 10% of their turnover for breaching rules. A spokesman for the Department of Communications, Marine and Natural Resources told the journal that although no date had been finalised it expected to usher in the new law on or around 1 May.