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Joint Committee on Transport and Communications

This Committee has a very broad remit over policy areas which impinge on the lives of citizens in every corner of the country.  In shadowing the work of the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources and the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, the Committee considers general policy matters relating to the functions of those two Departments and EU policy priorities in those areas. 

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What's on this week

The Joint Committee on Transport and Communications will meet in public session 9.30am 15 October 2014

  Post – EU Council of Ministers’ meeting briefing [Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport] and RTÉ’s decision to close the Clarkstown long wave transmitter and its impact on the diaspora in the U.K.   [Representatives of RTÉ]





News from the Committee

15 October 14
Communications Committee expresses support for retention of longwave RTÉ radio service

14 October 14
Communications Committee to hear from RTÉ on closure of longwave radio service

8 October 14
Communications Committee highlights rural broadband and mobile coverage concerns


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This Committee was established on 12 June 2012. It assumed relevant responsibilities from the Joint Committee on Communications, Natural Resources and Agriculture and the Joint Committee on Environment, Transport, Culture and the Gaeltacht.

On 18 July 2013, the Committee launched a report which recommended that a single body be given responsibility for co-ordinating the regulation of social media content.

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