Estimates Referred to the Committee

Updated 15 April 2017

Revised Estimate 2017 - Vote 29 - Communications, Climate Action and Environment

Referred by Dáil Éireann to the select committee on 15 December 2016

That, notwithstanding Standing Order 182 of the Standing Orders of Dáil Éireann relative to Public Business, Revised Estimates for the Public Services for the year ending 31st December, 2017, be presented to the Dáil and circulated to members and be referred to Select Committees, as appropriate, pursuant to Standing Orders 84A(3)(c) and 182(3).

Note: The estimate will be incorporated into the Appropriation Bill 2017.

Summary of 2017 position 2016 2017 Difference %
Programme Expenditure 466,484 528,235 61,751 13%
Carryover from previous year 14,328 12,128 -2,200 -15%
Total Estimate 480,812 540,363 59,551 12%

Appropriations-in-aid are offset against expenditure and as a result, the gross allocation for 2017 is €528.2m.

The adjusted gross allocation, including capital carryover, for 2017 is therefore €540.4m. This is the total amount of funds available for provision of services by or through the Department.

The adjusted gross allocation is allocated across the six programmes comprising this Vote is outlined below.


2017 Programme('000s)
A Communications €39,910 7%
B Broadcasting €261,209 48%
C Energy €122,934 23%
D Natural Resources €26,196 5%
E Inland Fisheries €30,601 6%
F Environment & Waste Management €59,513 11%
  Adjusted Gross Total €540,363 100%
This total does not include:
  • The Environment Fund
  • Fully or partially self financing associated agencies and bodies, including regulators
  • ECAS (The Emergency Call Answering Service)

Considred by the select committee on Tuesday 11 April 2017 (full text) (full text also video) and reported to the Dáil. The Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment and the Minister of State with special responsibility for Natural Resources attended.

The mide-year review of the expenditure is scheduled for 27 September 2017.

Useful documents

Further Revised Estimate 2016 - Vote 29 - Communications, Climate Action and Environment

Referral by the Dáil 15 November 2016

Considered by the Select Committee 22 November 2016

The estimates were incorporated into the Appropriation Bill 2016


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