Our member companies, who account for the vast bulk of industry investment and employment, include providers of broadband, broadcasting, cable, fixed, mobile, satellite and wireless internet as well as tower companies, network providers and equipment manufacturers. We represent industry to key external stakeholders such as ComReg, the Minister and Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications, Government Departments, local authorities, political parties, public representatives, regulators, and the media. We advise and assist our member companies on issues relevant to the sector to help them achieve outstanding business performance. Collectively, the telecommunications industry in Ireland employs approximately 25,000 people and generates substantial VAT and other tax revenues for the Exchequer. Our members have made a capital investment of over €3 billion in their networks over the past five years to improve coverage and service quality.
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.
JD Buckley is Chief Executive Officer of Sky Ireland and has led the Irish business since 2012. JD is responsible for Sky’s consumer and media divisions, driving the growth of the overall business and leading a team of 1,000 employees in Ireland. Under JD’s leadership, the Sky Ireland business has doubled over the last 8 years with the launch of Sky Broadband, Sky Q, its streaming service, NOW and most recently, Sky Glass. JD is also a member of the Sky Group Executive. Prior to joining Sky, JD held senior roles with international mobile operator, Digicel, and was a strategy consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Testimonials / What our members say
“Ibec is of invaluable assistance to our business across a number of areas. Within Ibec, Telecommunications 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.