Dáil Éireann - Volume 608 - 26 October, 2005

Written Answers. - Broadcasting Services.

  169. Mr. Durkan asked the Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources his proposals to assist directly or indirectly TG4 with reference to home produced material; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31004/05]

  Mr. N. Dempsey: My Department provides significant public funding for TG4 to enable it to provide an Irish language television service. The 2005 Estimates includes a provision of €24.858 million for TG4. Decisions in relation to the commissioning of programmes are a matter for TG4. I have no role in the matter.