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Transatlantic cable good news for business in Ireland – Sinn Féin

6 January, 2009 - by Jennifer McCann

Speaking on the news that a new sub-marine fibre optic cable connecting Ireland with North America, deputy Chair of the DETI Committee Jennifer McCann has said that it will 'actively benefit business and the telecommunications sector across Ireland'.

Speaking today, Ms McCann said,

"A new 22 mile cable will be built to the existing cable and will connect the Hibernia North Transatlantic cable directly with Ireland. Access to the increased benefits from this telecommunications cable will be available right across Ireland; that is good news for business.

"This indicates the growing confidence of the business sector throughout Ireland, despite the current economic climate Ireland is once again being seen as a place, particularly for the telecommunications industry, to do business.

"This will bring areas throughout Ireland on a par with other major locations across Europe and North America and in this climate of economic downturn, that is to be welcomed." CRÍOCH

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