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.

The committee also has an oversight role in relation to a number of regulatory bodies (CER, BAI, and ComReg).

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
  • Tuesday 20 June 2017 (5.00 p.m.)
    • Session A: Decarbonising Transport – the key role of alternative fuels and technologies, including Electric Vehicles
      [Officials from the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment and from the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport; representatives from the SEAI (Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland), CER (Commission for Energy Regulation), ESB (Electricity Supply Board), Gas Networks Ireland,  SIMI (Society of the Irish Motor Industry), IRHA (Irish Road Haulage Association), and IEVOA (EV Owners Ireland)]
    • Session B: Oversight of CER (Commission for Energy Regulation)
      [Paul McGowan (Chairperson), Garrett Blaney (Commissioner) and Laura Brien (Director of Energy Markets & Smart Metering)]
  • Tuesday 4 July 2017 (5.00 p.m.)
    • Engagement with Mr. Paul Holden, chairman designate of the Digital Hub Development Agency.
    • Oversight of BAI (Broadcasting Authority of Ireland)
  • Friday 7 July 2017 (9.30 a.m.)
    • Future Broadcast
      • Forum on the Future Funding of Public Service Broadcasting
      • Hibernia Conference Centre, Dublin Castle
  • Tuesday 11 July 2017 (11.30 a.m.)
    • Pre-legislative scrutiny of the General Scheme of the Broadcasting (Amendment Bill) 2017, and Retransmission Fees
    • Officials from:
      • the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment;
    • Representatives from:
      • BAI (Broadcasting Authority of Ireland);
      • RTÉ (Raidió Teilifís Éireann)

Future Broadcast:

Forum on the Future Funding of Public Service Broadcasting

Save the Date! Friday 7 July 2017, 09.30 - 15.30

A consultation, hosted by the joint committee, on the future of public service broadcasting, particularly its funding, to be held in Dublin Castle.

See also Forum on Funding Public Service Broadcasting #FutureBroadcast

News from the Committee

16 May 17
Communications, Climate Action & Environment Committee to discuss Minerals Development Bill 2015

15 May 17
Communications, Climate Action & Environment Committee to discuss Inland Fisheries (Amendment) Bill 2017

8 May 17
Communications, Climate Change & Environment Committee to consider Ireland’s electricity grid development

See also older press releases 

 

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