Dáil Éireann - Volume 492 - 18 June, 1998
Written Answers. - Television Advertising.
Ms McManus Ms McManus
79. Ms McManus asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage, Gaeltacht and the Islands if her attention has been drawn to reports that a satellite television company (details supplied) is planning to start screening separate commercial breaks in transmissions to Ireland; the implications, if any, of this plan for RTE and TV3; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [14542/98]
Minister for Arts, Heritage, Gaeltacht and the Islands (Miss de Valera) Síle de Valera
 Minister for Arts, Heritage, Gaeltacht and the Islands (Miss de Valera): I have seen newspaper reports indicating that the company referred to may be planning to screen separate commercial breaks aimed at Ireland. However, I have not seen any definite plans in this regard. I have no direct function in the activities of a broadcaster based outside this jurisdiction. Any action which might be taken by the authorities here would depend on the precise mechanism to be used to screen these advertisements.
Dáil Éireann 492 Written Answers. Television Advertising.