Calls for mobile roaming charges to be scrapped on the island of Ireland

There are renewed calls for for mobile phone providers on the island of Ireland to introduce a single tariff for customers and stamp out roaming charges.

A recent Ofcom report estimated that roaming charges cost customers along the border an additional £300 a year in Northern Ireland with similar costs incurred in the Republic.

SDLP Foyle MLA Mark H Durkan says in many cases people do not realise they are roaming and therefore incurring extra costs.

He says Europe has acted on mobile phone charges in the past and should now do so in Ireland's case: