Documents published by the committee

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

  • Review of the performance of ComReg's (Commission for Communications Regulation) statutory functions and Strategy Statement 2017 – 2019

          Presentation was made by:



Tuesday, 09 March 2017

  • Review of Ireland's Electricity Grid Development Strategy 2017 and the proposed Celtic Interconnector (Ireland - France) in the context of Brexit

    Presentation was made by:



  • Clean Energy for all Europeans

  • The effect of the proposed withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union (Brexit) on the energy market in Ireland.

Tuesday 28 February 2017

Representatives from certain State bodies

Tuesday 14 February 2017

Officials from the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment

  • JCCAE - Clean Energy for All Europeans Package / Brexit
    • Kevin Brady, Principal Officer, Strategic Energy Policy Division
    • Una Nic Giolla Choille,Principal Officer, Electricity & Gas Regulation Division
    • Rebecca Minch,Principal Officer, Energy Efficiency & Affordability Division
    • Eamonn Confrey, Principal Officer, Decarbonisation Policy & Coordination Division
    • Michael Goodwin, Principal Officer, Energy Security & Infrastructure Division
    • Dr. John O’Neill, Principal Officer, Climate Policy Division

Tuesday 7 February 2017 at 12.00 noon

Call for submission on full media merger examination of the proposed acquisition of CMNL Limited, formerly Celtic Media Newspapers Limited, by INM plc (lndependent News & Media Holdings Limited) by the BAI (Broadcasting Authority of Ireland).

See also


Opening statement will be added shortly.

25 October 2016 at 5.00 p.m. in Comittee Room 2

Regulations re Greenhouse Gas Emissions

AGENDA: Further scrutiny of COM(2016)479 (the inclusion of greenhouse gas emissions and removals from land use, land use change and forestry into the 2030 climate and energy framework) and COM(2016)482 (binding annual greenhouse gas emission reductions by Member States from 2021 to 2030)

The chairman welcomed the following witnesses:

  • Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment
    • Dr. John O'Neill (Principal),
    • Mr. Eamonn Conefrey (Principal),
    • Mr. Colin O'Hehir (Assistant Principal)
  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
    • Dara Lynott (Deputy Director General)
    • Dr. Tom Ryan (Programme Manager, Office of Environmental Sustainability)
    • Stephen Treacy (Senior manager)
  • Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI)
    • Dr Eimear Cotter (Head of Low Carbon Technologies)
  • Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine
    • Paul McKiernan (Principal),
    • Eugene Hendrick (Senior Inspector),
    • John Muldowney (Agricultural Inspector)
  • Institute of International and European Affairs (IIEA)
    • Joseph Curtin (senior research fellow)
  1. Opening Statement Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment
  2. Presentation Environmental Protection Agency
  3. Presentation Environmental Protection Agency PP
  4. Presentation IIEA and UCC
  5. Presentation IIEA and UCC PP

Note: "PP" indicates PowerPoint format file, otherwise PDF format.

8 September 2016:

Digital Single Market

  1. Mr. Andrus Ansip, EU Commission Vice President for the Digital Single Market, supplied opening statement: The Digital Single Market - EU Commission VP
  2. Committee Secretariat: Digital Single Market - Summary
  3. Digital Single Market - Department of the Taoiseach
  4. Digital Single Market - Dept Communications, Climate Action, Environment

 See also

  • Parliamentary Debates  Joint Committee on Communications, Climate Change and Natural Resources
  • Official Report 8 September 2016
  • Video Recording 8 September 2016

8 November 2016 and 22 November 2016

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