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The committee shadows the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment and considers general policy matters relating to the functions of the Department.

Date established: 16 Jun 2016

House: 32nd Dáil, 25th Seanad

Disinformation and 'fake news'

Meeting

Disinformation and 'fake news'

The third meeting of the International Grand Committee on Disinformation and ‘Fake News’ gathering at Leinster House before the public meeting in the Seanad Chamber on Thursday, 7 November 2019.

(left to right) James Lawless TD, Senator Carol Brown (Australia), Eamon Ryan TD, Keit Pentus Rosimannus, MP, (Estonia Vice, Chairwoman, Reform Party) Tom Packalén, MP (Finland) Hildegarde Naughton TD (Chair), Senator Maria Byrne, Nino Goguadze, (Georgia, Chair of Foreign Relations Committee), Dr Janil Puthucheary, (Singapore, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Communications and  Information), Amrin Amin, (Singapore, Senior Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs), Congressman David N. Cicilline, (USA Chairman of Sub- Committee on Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law, House of Representatives), Lord David Puttnam, (UK, Chair of the House of Lords Select Committee for Democracy and Digital Technology)

Press releases

2 Dec 2019, 16.41

Google and Apple representatives before Communications Committee

25 Nov 2019, 16.49

EirGrid chairman designate before Committee on Communications, Climate Action and Environment

12 Nov 2019, 17.36

ESB to be recalled before Oireachtas Committee following EPA report

Recent videos

Tue, 3 Dec 2019

Committees

The use of data collected by digital assistants (resumed)

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Tue, 26 Nov 2019

Committees

2019 Supplementary Estimates for Public Services - Vote 29 (Communications, Climate Action and Environment)

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Tue, 26 Nov 2019

Committees

Scrutiny of EU Legislative Proposals: Schedule B: COM (2019) 413 and COM (2019) 414, Engagement with Mr. Brendan Tuohy, Chairperson Designate, Eirgrid, Detailed scrutiny of the Just Transition (Worker and Community Environmental Rights) Bill 2018 [PMB]

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Recent reports

Tue, 27 Aug 2019

Report on an investigation to examine the National Broadband Plan process thus far and how best to proceed and the best means to roll out rural broadband
Joint Committee on Communications, Climate Action and Environment report on an investigation to examine the National Broadband Plan process thus far and how best to proceed and the best means to roll out rural broadband

Fri, 1 Mar 2019

Joint Committee on Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Work Programme 2019
Work Programme 2019

Fri, 21 Sep 2018

Political Contribution on COM (2018) 340: Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the impact of certain plastic products on the environment
Joint Committee on Communications, Climate Action and Environment report

Recent documents

Tue, 3 Dec

Opening statement, Gary Davis, Director of Privacy, Europe, and Worldwide Director of Privacy Compliance, Apple

Opening statement, Gary Davis, Director of Privacy, Europe, and Worldwide Director of Privacy Compliance, Apple (PDF)

Tue, 3 Dec

Opening statement, Ryan Meade, Government Affairs and Public Policy Manager, Google

Opening statement, Ryan Meade, Government Affairs and Public Policy Manager, Google (PDF)

Tue, 26 Nov

Opening Statement, Brendan Tuohy, Chairperson Designate, EirGrid

Opening Statement, Brendan Tuohy, Chairperson Designate, EirGrid (PDF)

Select committee

The select committee comprises only Dáil Members. It meets to consider legislation and Estimates relating to the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment

EU scrutiny

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EU scrutiny

All proposed EU legislation in the areas of communications,climate action and environment is scrutinized by the committee and decisions are made regarding such proposals.

Committee contact details

Joint Committee on Communications, Climate Action and Environment
Leinster House
Kildare Street
Dublin 2
D02 XR20

Clerk to the Committee:
Gina Long
(01) 618 3575
(076) 100 1752 
ccae@oireachtas.ie

Press Officer:
Petrina Vousden
+353 (0) 1 618 3437
+353 (0) 85 8745 295
petrina.vousden@oireachtas.ie