According to the press release this is what it does:
For the first time in the history of Parliament, Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) will provide the opportunity for the Houses to engage directly with the public through the Internet. The Joint Committee on Communications, Marine and Natural Resources will use this innovative approach to assist it in considering proposals from the Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources in relation to broadcasting. Simply by logging on to eConsultation.ie, the general public can read and give its views on the proposals and, at a later stage, see the Joint Committee considering the views expressed and actively participate in discussion â€” all on-line.
The site as of this morning doesn’t appear to be finished with a few broken links and “Put something meaningful in here” type space fillers. It might be done by noon though.
These are the current areas of discussion. It’ll be great to see more initiatives like this. Don’t forget to send them in your feedback.