Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Ceisteanna (511)

James Browne

Ceist:

511. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the agencies or organisations under the remit of his Department; the number that have boards; the number of positions on each board; the number of vacant positions; and the agencies or organisations that have boards whose members have an obligation to appear before committees of the Houses of the Oireachtas. [51490/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Communications)

The following table sets out the information sought by the Deputy. In addition, the Deputy may wish to note that the Guidelines on Appointments to State Boards set out a requirement for prospective Chairpersons of State Bodies in relation to attendance before Oireachtas Committees.

Regulatory Authorities, while not organised as boards, also have obligations to appear before Oireachtas Committees.

Body

Board

Positions

Vacancies at 30 November 2019

Obligations of board members to appear before Oireachtas Committees

An Post

Yes

15

1

No specific obligation

Bord na Móna

Yes

12

1

No specific obligation

Digital Hub Development Agency (DHDA)

Yes

14

3

Digital Hub Development Agency Act 2003, Sections 32 and 33

EirGrid

Yes

10

0

No specific obligation

ESB

Yes

12

0

No specific obligation

Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI)

Yes

10

0

Inland Fisheries Act 2010, Sections 28 and 29

Irish National Petroleum Corporation (INPC)

Yes

3

0

No specific obligation

Loughs Agency

Yes

12

2

British-Irish Agreement Act 1999, Annex 2, Part 7

National Oil Reserves Agency (NORA)

Yes

6

0

National Oil Reserves Agency Act 2007, Section 31

RTÉ

Yes

12

4

Broadcasting Act 2009, Section 92

Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI)

Yes

12

2

Sustainable Energy Act, 2002, Section 25(5)

TG4

Yes

12

0

Broadcasting Act 2009, Section 92

The Mining Board

Yes

3

1

No specific obligation

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Executive Directorate

6

0

No specific obligation

Commission for Regulation of Utilities (CRU)

Regulatory Authority

3

0

Electricity Regulation Act 1999, Section 26

Commission for Communications Regulation (ComReg)

Regulatory Authority

3

0

Communications Regulation Act 2002, Section 34

Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI)

Regulatory Authority

9

0

Broadcasting Act, 2009, Part 2, Section 20