News from South Tipperary and National Issues

Tuesday June 23, 2015

Fine Gael Councillor, Michael Murphy, said today that Clonmel is to be included in the first phase of Ireland’s first 100% fibre-to-the-building broadband network, offering speeds from 200 Mbps to 1000 Mbps to 500,000 premises in fifty regional towns, revolutionising the broadband market in Ireland. An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny TD and Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Alex White TD today unveiled SIRO as the new brand of ESB and Vodafone Ireland’s fibre broadband joint venture company.

“Clonmel is to be included in the first phase of this new broadband venture which is set to deliver the most powerful network in the country. SIRO, backed by Vodafone and ESB, is investing €450 million in building Ireland’s first 100% fibre-to-the-building broadband network, offering speeds from 200 Mbps to 1000 Mbps to 500,000 premises in fifty regional towns, revolutionising the broadband market in Ireland.

This phase is expected to be fully rolled-out by the end of 2018 and is part of the Government’s National Broadband Plan.

SIRO’s 100% fibre-to-the-building broadband network will be deployed on ESB’s existing overhead and underground infrastructure, ensuring a fast and cost efficient roll-out to every county in Ireland and reversing the digital divide between the capital and regional towns.

Cllr Murphy continued, “Fine Gael in Government believes that high speed broadband is a necessity for all Irish homes and businesses as we aim to reach full employment by 2018. These developments are part of National Broadband Plan, which is in the process of delivering high speed broadband to every home, school and business in Ireland, regardless of its location.

“This is a very positive development that will drive welcome competition in the market and much needed investment in broadband infrastructure across regional Ireland,” concluded Cllr Murphy.

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Emergency Protocol Tipperary County Council

The emergency number outside of office hours for the following services are;

Roads - 1890 923 948
Housing (Emergency Electrical and Plumbing issues only) - 1890 923 948
Water and Wastewater - 1890 278 278
Fire: 999 / 112

For all other queries, please contact the Customer Service Desk between the hours of 9.30-4.30, Mon-Fri at +353 (0)761 065000 or email: customerservices@tipperarycoco.ie

Cllr. Michael Murphy, Orpen, The Paddocks, Fethard Rd., Clonmel, Co. Tipperary
Telephone: 087 322 6699