Dáil Éireann - Volume 631 - 14 February, 2007
Written Answers. - Broadcasting Services.
Mr. Quinn Mr. Quinn
Mr. Quinn asked the Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources when will he publish the Deloitte and Touche and William Fry report on the future of TG4; if he has made a decision on the way TG4 will be funded in the long-term; the current arrangements for the independence of TG4; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5255/07]
Mr. N. Dempsey Mr. N. Dempsey
Mr. N. Dempsey: I intend to publish the Deloitte and Touche report, on the preparation of an implementation plan for the establishment of TG4 as an independent statutory body, in whole or in part, in due course. The report itself contains some commercially sensitive information that may not be published.
The Government agreed, at its meeting in July 2006, to establish TG4 as an independent body  from 1 April 2007 as provided for in Part VI of the Broadcasting Act 2001. A Project Management Group, chaired by the Department of Communications, Marine and Natural Resources, and comprising representatives from the Department of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, RTÉ and TG4 was appointed to oversee the establishment of TG4 as an independent body. The Project Management Group continues to meet and is making good progress.
TG4 will continue to receive public funds to finance their operations in 2007, along with the income they receive from advertising.
Dáil Éireann 631 Written Answers. Broadcasting Services.