Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Questions (564)

Mary Lou McDonald


564. Deputy Mary Lou McDonald asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the studies, reviews and research undertaken or commissioned by him; and the date by which each study, review and research is scheduled to be completed. [27877/19]

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Written answers (Question to Communications)

My Department administers a very diverse, complex and technical brief across critical and strategic sectors of the Irish economy.

Studies, reviews and research are currently being undertaken by my Department which contribute to project delivery and informed, robust and evidence based policy making. Details of these are set out in the following table.

Details of Study/Review/Research

Scheduled date of completion

National study into how Ireland can achieve 90% collection rate for single use beverage containers (PET and aluminium)

Q3 2019

Research survey on consumer attitudes to waste

July 2019

Review of Year 1 of Operation of Compliance Scheme for tyres

Q3 2019

An independent analysis of the Warmth and Wellbeing Scheme carried out by the London School of Tropical Medicine


Tsunami inundation mapping pilot study (Geological Survey Ireland)

August 2019

Geological Survey Ireland funded research reports

Ongoing up to end 2020

Pilot Study on Landslide Hazard mapping

October 2019

Review by ComReg of aspects of Analysys Mason Report on “Pricing and Access Arrangements for the MANs”

The ComReg review is expected to be completed in September, 2019.

A social, environmental and economic analysis of the effects of Galmoy and Lisheen Mines on their respective communities

October 2019

Report of the Interdepartmental Group on the Delivery of "Offline" Government Services

H2 2019

BAI 5 Year Review of Public Service Broadcasters

Completed 2018 (not yet published)

Working Group on the Future Funding of Public Service Broadcasting

Completed 2019

Research in relation to Online Safety commissioned by the National Advisory Council for Online Safety

End 2019

Last month, I published the Government's Climate Action Plan To Tackle Climate Breakdown which is available on my Department's website.