This was just sent on to me. Not good. Three in a row.
I would have thought that ComReg had a decent legal team/resource, no? I mean this time they failed on the grounds that they didn't listen to the parties they were imposing some serious consequences on. Against eircom, they imposed something denying they right to appeal. Surely these are very basic things that most 3rd level business/comp/languages students would have covered in a couple of short Law lectures, never mind law students, solicitors, or higher.
Incompetence, in the extreme which, once again, cost the consumer dearly.
December 2nd 2005
"A strong culture of delivery", doesn't say delivering what.....
Sebastian Farr according to that diagram is where the buck stops for legal issues??
If they keep going the way they are, their only use will be for delivering pizzas.
So if I make a complaint against some teleco I'll get a free pizza?
Or am I missing something here....
If you don't get your broadband within 60 years of asking for it you get your broadband for free!
A test will be held to see how fast they can fill a plastic bag with sh1te . If they cannot fill the bag in one sitting and in full then they are obviously incapable of 'delivery' to Comreg standards and will evidently have to become full Commissioners instead of legal advisors
I am that surprised they lost again the dopey arrogant muppets
I am not sure that this is still this case. Have heard that there was a change to the legal advisers with ComReg, both in house and external.
This was a test case in any event and now we can all take our money and run.
The point here really is that its the simple process points of the law which are killing off many of the appeals we are witnessing.
We (the consumers) are footing the bills for this.
I find it painful that ComReg fail in the instances where they are trying to do something.
What will become of the regulator when Mike Byrne will head the organisation after Isolde?
Can the Minister any longer simply turn his head away when those things are happening and happening?
The image to our August ComWreck blog is gaining relevance.
I do like how the regulator is legally not allowed to regulate.
I prefer that it's targets are still protected by basic laws, including the right to appeal. Shame on every person in ComReg involved on this. Especially the legal resources. A complete waste of money, in the off-chance that a decision would go their way (and most reasonably thinking people would agree with the High Court and ECAP decisions that went against ComReg), and stalling any chance of securing some very basic Consumer privileges for months (and years for LLU). Shame on you ComReg.
Noel does not agree with you at all: See DCMNR press release 1.December 2005:
I have severe reservations against the ComReg crew; I have seen their limitations on so many fronts; but I have always thought that at least in the realm of judicial proceedings and dealing with the judicial stuff coming from the EU they had some grasp on things – but even there they are a waste of time, a godsend for the monopolistic forces in the Telco industry of Ireland.
And now we are stuck with them for another three years.
In todays Irish Times. They spent €5m on this legal fiasco alone.
€5m would have paid for the entire Comreg consumer affairs department for about 10 years .
if this were a business operating in the commercial environment the senior management would have some serious questions to answer about their behaviour and would face possible termination.
But since it is a quango and it is our money they are wasting with such behviour, it goes unpunished, and no doubt their bonuses are guaranteed as well.