Dáil Éireann - Volume 615 - 21 February, 2006
Written Answers. - Broadcasting Services.
Mr. Connaughton Mr. Connaughton
82. Mr. Connaughton asked the Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources the progress made in regard to the development of TG4 as a stand alone and independent broadcasting service; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6614/06]
Mr. N. Dempsey Mr. N. Dempsey
Mr. N. Dempsey: The external advisers appointed to assist in the preparation of a detailed implementation plan for the establishment of TG4 as an independent entity have submitted their final report to my Department. That report considers the most appropriate methodology and structure for giving effect to the separation of the assets and trade of TG4 from RTE  and establishing TG4 as an independent entity. The report also considers issues relating to the transfer of staff, legal issues, taxation issues and funding issues. The consultants report has been considered by my Department which is in the process of finalising its recommendations to me.
Dáil Éireann 615 Written Answers. Broadcasting Services.