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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
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What's on this week

Week commencing Monday 09 March 2015


The Joint Committee on Transport and Communications will meet with representatives from RTÉ regarding governance at the station and the policies and procedures in place in order to prevent political bias in their programing and reporting.








News from the Committee

24 March 15
Transport & Communications Committee to hear from RTE on preventing bias in programming

10 March 15
Transport Committee to meet Bus Éireann & the NTA to discuss the discontinuation of certain Expressway services

3 March 15
Transport Committee to discuss ambitions for the Western Rail corridor & disused railway lines


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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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