In light of recent revelations by whistle blower Edward Snowden regarding the mass interception of Internet traffic by both UK and US intelligence agencies and the role that companies with a substantial presence in Ireland, such as BT and Vodafone are alleged to have played in the surveillance are you as Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources worried that Irish citizens' human rights are being infringed?
Given that almost all of Ireland's Internet traffic flows through undersea cables to either the UK or US we are possibly one of the most monitored countries in the world.
Has the Irish government made its position clear on where we stand on the mass interception of Irish Internet communications by foreign governments?
Has the Irish government questioned the US, UK or any of the implicated companies that operate in Ireland - as other countries such as Germany have - about the collection of this data?
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Why has neither the Irish Government or the EU ever done a Cost Benefit Analysis of the wind industry when even the dogs in the street know It's a complete scam? Even the British Environment Secretary, Owen Paterson Called it such in recent months (Mail Online 7th June.
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why do ministers fly the flag in the ministerial office of a tri-colour with gold tassles/fringe on it, yet Article 7 in the 1935 constitution says the national flag is a tricolour of Green ,White and Gold?
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could you please tell me how many people are in these performing groups, and if the license fee payer is paying for them
RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra
RTÉ Concert Orchestra
RTÉ Philharmonic Choir
RTÉ Cór na nÓg
RTÉ Vanbrugh Quartet