Noel Dempsey Appoints New Commissioner To ComReg


Dublin, Thursday, 2nd December 2004

Noel Dempsey T.D., Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources today announced the appointment of Mr. Mike Byrne as the third Commissioner of the Commission for Communications Regulation, for a four year period with effect from 1 December 2004.


Mr. Byrne is currently Director of Market Operations at the Commission for Communications Regulation (ComReg), where he had responsibility for a number of key regulatory initiatives including local area fixed wireless access, mobile number portability and single billing wholesale line rental projects.  Mr. Byrne joined ComReg in January 2002, as Director of Market Framework.


Prior to joining ComReg, Mr. Byrne was a Director of Vision Consulting, where he managed major telecommunications and financial services projects for 5 years.  He is a former officer in the Defence Forces, where he held a key role in the development of strategic technology systems for the Defence Forces.


Aged 42, Mr. Byrne holds an MSc from Trinity College, Dublin, and a BSc from UCG. He has also completed executive education courses at UCC and Stanford University, USA.


The other Commissioners are John Doherty, the current chairperson of the Commission, and Isolde Goggin, who will replace John Doherty as chairperson with effect from 1 December 2004. 


The Minister said that he looks forward to working with the ComReg team in continuing to develop the communications sector. 



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