Keaveney seeks better TV coverage for Inishowen

Senator Cecilia Keaveney has told the Seanad a situation could be on the cards where strong RTE, TV3 and TG Ceathair pictures are being digitally broadcast into the North, while people parts of Inishowen cannot receive a proper picture.

Speaking on the adjournment debate last night, Senator Keaveney said she understands cross border television coverage is being discussed at government level, and asked if her concerns could be addressed in those discussions.

Responding, Junior Minister Aine Brady did not directly address the question which was raised, but confirmed that RTE will be ready to go digital by the end of this year, with a two year delay before the North follows suit.

Senator Keaveney urged the minister to ensure that the Inishowen concerns are addressed.