An Comhchoiste um
Chumarsáid, Gníomhú ar son na hAeráide
agus Comhshaol

Joint Committee on
Communications, Climate Action
and Environment

This Committee has a very broad remit over policy areas which impinge on the lives of citizens in every corner of the country. The Committee shadows the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment and considers general policy matters relating to the functions of this department.

Note: This committee's name was changed from the Joint Committee on Communications, Climate Change and Natural Resources on Thursday 29 September 2016.

Select Committee

What's on this week

Next Meeting: Tuesday 17 January 2017 at 5.00 p.m.

(i) EU Scrutiny: COM (2016) 761 - Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2012/27/EU on energy efficiency (Text with EEA relevance) (more details below)
(ii) Policy issues arising from the Communications Regulation (Postal Services) (Amendment) Bill 2016 and Report of the Post Office Network Business Development Group (and the Implementation Group)

Witnesses invited to attend:

  • Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment [Corporate Governance, Postal]
  • Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs [Post Office Network and Broadband Implementation Unit]
  • ComReg (Commission for Communications Regulation)
  • Post Office Network Business Development Group [Bobby Kerr, Chairman]
  • An Post
  • Age Action
  • Communications Workers Union
  • Irish Postmasters Union
  • Tico Mail Works

Public Consultations

The committee is running two public consultations which are open until 2 February 2017:

Funding Public Service Broadcasting
Hydraulic Fracturing:
Prohibition of the Exploration and Extraction of Onshore Petroleum Bill 2016
EPA led Joint Research Programme on the Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing on the Environment and Human Health
News from the Committee

16 January 17
Communications, Climate Action and Environment Committee to discuss post office network

22 December 16
Climate Action and Environment Committee invites submissions on Fracking

21 December 16
Communications Committee invites submissions on Future Funding of Public Service Broadcasting

 

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