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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. 

Transcripts of the proceedings of Committee Meetings
Access the Committee's EU Matters webpage.

Membership of Select sub-Committees:

What's on this week

  Week commencing Monday 23 November 2015


The next meeting of the Joint Committee on Transport and Communications will take place  on Tuesday 24 November at 12.30 p.m. in CR 4 LH2000  to discuss  -

Briefing on pre-Council of Energy Ministers meeting.

  [Minister for Communication, Energy and Natural Resources]




Meeting of the Joint Committee on Transport and Communications- Wednesday 25 November at 9.30 a.m. in CR 4 LH2000 to discuss   -

Reported low conviction rates for drink driving offences.

 [Representatives of An Garda Siochána and Road Safety Authority]







News from the Committee

24 November 15
Transport Committee to discuss reported low conviction rates for drink driving

23 November 15
Transport Committee to discuss next EU Council of Energy Ministers’ meeting

17 November 15
Transport Committee to meet Chairperson Designate of ESB and discuss the prospects for electric-powered vehicles


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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