Tuesday, 24 July 2018

Questions (2127)

Eamon Ryan

Question:

2127. Deputy Eamon Ryan asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the number of times he or the Minister of State with responsibility for rural affairs and natural resources has met oil companies since taking office; and the locations in which and when those meetings took place. [35207/18]

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Written answers (Question to Communications)

I have met with the following oil companies since taking office:

- Ardilaun Energy Limited, Minister’s Office, Leinster House, 22 June 2016.

- Irving Oil, Whitegate Refinery, Whitegate, Midleton, Co. Cork, 24 October 2016.

- Statoil, Minister’s Office, Leinster House, 23 January 2018.

Minister of State, Sean Kyne TD has met with the following oil companies and oil industry bodies since taking office:

- Irish Offshore Operators Association, Minister’s Office, Department of Arts,

- Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, 23 Kildare St., 26 October 2016.

- Statoil, Minister’s Office Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, 23 Kildare St., 27 February 2017.

- Shell E&P Ireland Limited, Minister’s Office, Leinster House, 11 July 2017.

- * Shell E&P Ireland Limited, Vermilion Energy Ireland Limited and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Minister’s Board Room, Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment, 13 July 2017.