Our member companies are involved in broadband, broadcasting, cable, data centres, fixed, mobile, satellite and wireless internet as well as equipment manufacturers and network providers. We represent industry to key external stakeholders and engage regularly with ministers, public representatives, government departments, regulators, local authorities and the media. We advise and assist our member companies on issues relevant to the sector. The telecoms sector employs 25,000 people and generates substantial VAT and other tax revenues for the Exchequer. Approximately €2.75bn has been invested in the network over the past 5 years.
COVID-19 / Responsible use of telecom services
As result of the Government measures to delay the spread of COVID-19, fixed and mobile communications networks have seen changes to use patterns and a general increase in voice and data traffic.
The telecommunications industry is working hard to ensure the networks operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and that it adapts to changing conditions. In this regard here are some good practices for the public when using telecommunications services to ensure the provision of critical communications for all during this period.
Please download our document for detailed information.
Briefings & events with business leaders
Telecommunications Industry Ireland welcomed the signing today by BT, eir, Sky, Tesco Mobile, Three, Vodafone and Virgin Media of the memorandum of understanding with An Garda Síochána to block websites containing child abuse material.
This builds on current practice and reflects the partnership approach to this heinous issue involving the telecommunications industry, An Garda Síochána and the Department of Justice and Equality. A further innovation is that a Garda stop page will be automatically sent to those trying to access the websites in question.
In January 2020, John Keaney, CEO of SIRO, has been appointed as Chair of Telecommunications Industry Ireland (TII). John Keaney is CEO of SIRO since November 2018 having served as Finance Director since the company was established by ESB and Vodafone in 2014. He joined SIRO following ten years with Vodafone Ireland, where he served in a variety of roles including Head of Financial Operations and Financial Controller. Prior to joining Vodafone in 2004, John was a senior manager with Deloitte in London.
Testimonials / What our members say
"Ibec is of invaluable assistance to our business across a number of areas. Within Ibec, Telecoms Industry Ireland is a welcome partner in our engagement with stakeholders.”
"Through Telecommunications Industry Ireland, we have a platform in which to work alongside our industry colleagues and deliver change through effective collaboration."
"In our view Ibec provides the ideal forum for Irish businesses to interact with industry peers and other key stakeholders."
"Telecommunications Industry Ireland helps us keep in touch with industry stakeholders and provides us with engagement opportunities on the issues that matter to our business.”
"Ibec & Telecommunications Industry Ireland play a vital role for Vodafone in partnering with industry colleagues, while harnessing in-house capability to deliver positive change for businesses"
Get in touch
Telecommunications Industry Ireland, led by Torlach Denihan, represents and supports a broad and diverse mix of members from Irish telecommunications sector. The team keeps members informed on policy through in-house briefings, provides industry updates, research and regularly runs member networking forums and industry led training for the sector.
For any queries, please contact on 01 605 1500.