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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 5 October 2015

The Joint Committee will meet on Wednesday, 7 October 2015 at 9.30a.m with Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources to discuss the Estimates Process - (mid-year Review of Outputs and Expenditure).

News from the Committee

29 September 15
Transport Committee to conduct Mid-Year Review of Department’s 2015 Estimates

22 September 15
Communications Committee to meet Chair Designate of Inland Fisheries Ireland 

8 July 15
Illegal gas installers a threat to Irish households: Communications Committee


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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