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Louth TD concerned over roaming charges post Brexit

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Louth TD concerned over roaming charges post Brexit

Louth TD concerned over roaming charges post Brexit

Louth TD Declan Breathnach has said that he has sought clarification from Minister Richard Bruton to ensure that he will "do all in his power" to prevent the return of roaming charges post Brexit.

“Inadvertent roaming happens all the time in the border region and indeed just north of where I live where the phone signal which is the strongest at any time is the one which your phone connects to,” said Deputy Breathnach.

“I would not wish to see mobile phone bills increase unfairly after Brexit for those living in the border area. This is just another example of the lack of consideration shown to those residing in the border region both north and south. The UK is currently a member of the EU Digital Single Market, but post 29th March if Britain leaves with no deal, this membership will cease."

He continued: “Both Governments need to ensure that free roaming is maintained on the island of Ireland and indeed between Ireland and the UK after Brexit.

“While I am aware that most of the large mobile service providers have stated that they have no plans to introduce roaming fees, we need to have this set in stone so that people will not need to worry about accidental roaming. We need fairness for all.