Wednesday, 13 November 2019

Questions (199)

Carol Nolan


199. Deputy Carol Nolan asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if he will ensure that the office of the just transition commissioner is based in County Offaly or the midlands region; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46780/19]

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Written answers (Question to Communications)

Mr. Kieran Mulvey has been appointed as Ireland's first Just Transition Commissioner. The Commissioner will help ensure a co-ordinated and effective approach to a Just Transition for communities and workers affected by the imminent ending of peat harvesting for power generation in the Midlands region. The Terms of Reference for the Just Transition Commissioner set out that the secretariat support for the Commissioner will be provided by my Department or the Midlands Transition Team as appropriate. Further details are currently being finalised.