Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment

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Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment
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Department overview
Formed26 August 1921
JurisdictionIreland
Headquarters29–31 Adelaide Road,
Dublin 2, D02 X285
53°19′56″N 6°15′22″W / 53.33222°N 6.25611°W / 53.33222; -6.25611Coordinates: 53°19′56″N 6°15′22″W / 53.33222°N 6.25611°W / 53.33222; -6.25611
Minister responsible
Department executive
Websitedccae.gov.ie

The Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment (Irish: An Roinn Cumarsáide, Gníomhaithe ar son na hAeráide agus Comhshaoil) is a department of the Government of Ireland that is responsible for the telecommunications and broadcasting sectors and regulates, protects and develops the natural resources of Ireland. The head of the department is the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment who is assisted by one Minister of State.

Departmental team[edit]

The official headquarters and ministerial offices of the department are in 29–31 Adelaide Road, Dublin 2. The departmental team consists of the following:

History[edit]

The Department of Fisheries was created in 1921. Over the years its name and functions have changed several times.

Transfer of functions and change of name[edit]

Statute Statute Number Effect
Ministers and Secretaries Act, 1924 16 of 1924 Establishment of the Department of Fisheries
Ministers and Secretaries (Amendment) Act, 1928 6 of 1928 Renamed as the Department of Lands and Fisheries
Transfer of Lands from the Department of Agriculture
Lands (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order, 1977 S.I. No. 28/1977 Transfer of Lands to the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
Lands (Alteration of Name of Department and Title of Minister) Order, 1977 S.I. No. 29/1977 Renamed as the Department of Fisheries
Fisheries (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order, 1977 S.I. No. 30/1977 Transfer of Fisheries from the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
Fisheries (Alteration of Name of Department and Title of Minister) Order, 1978 S.I. No. 195/1978 Renamed as the Department of Fisheries and Forestry
Fisheries and Forestry (Alteration of Name of Department and Title of Minister) Order, 1986 S.I. No. 40/1986 Renamed as the Department of Tourism, Fisheries and Forestry
Tourism, (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order, 1986 S.I. No. 42/1986 Transfer of Tourism from the Department of Industry, Trade, Commerce and Tourism
Tourism, Fisheries and Forestry (Alteration of Name of Department and Title of Minister) Order, 1987 S.I. No. 82/1987 Renamed as the Department of the Marine
S.I. No. 91/1987 - Communications (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order, 1987. S.I. No. 91/1987 Transfer of Shipping from the Department of Communications
S.I. No. 95/1987 - Tourism, (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order, 1987. S.I. No. 95/1987 Transfer of Tourism to the Department of Tourism and Transport
Tourism, (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order, 1987 S.I. No. 96/1987 Transfer of Forestry to the Department of Energy
Forestry (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order, 1997 S.I. No. 300/1997 Transfer of Forestry from the Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry
Marine (Alteration of Name of Department and Title of Minister) Order, 1997 S.I. No. 301/1997 Renamed as the Department of the Marine and Natural Resources
Exploration and Mining (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order, 1997 S.I. No. 314/1997 Transfer of Mining from the Department of Public Enterprise
Petroleum and Offshore Exploration (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order, 1997 S.I. No. 429/1997 Transfer of Offshore Exploration from the Department of Public Enterprise
Marine and Natural Resources (Alteration of Name of Department and Title of Minister) Order 2002 S.I. No. 307/2002 Renamed as the Department of Communications, Marine and Natural Resources
Communications, Energy and Geological Survey of Ireland (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2002 S.I. No. 300/2002 Transfer of Communications from the Department of Public Enterprise
Communications, Marine and Natural Resources (Alteration of Name of Department and Title of Minister) Order 2007 S.I. No. 706/2007 Renamed as the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources
Sea Fisheries, foreshore and Dumping at Sea (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2007 S.I. No. 707/2007 Transfer of Marine to Department of Agriculture and Food
Climate Action and Environment (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2016 S.I. No. 393/2016 Transfer of Climate Action and Environment from the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government
Communications, Energy and Natural Resources (Alteration of Name of Department and Title of Minister) Order 2016 S.I. No. 421/2016 Renamed as the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment

Structure[edit]

The Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment is subdivided into the following divisions:

  • Broadcasting – The Broadcasting Division aims to develop a policy and legislative framework to facilitate the provision of quality broadcasting services in Ireland, and to optimise the opportunities presented by the emerging technologies for the provision of new Irish-based broadcasting services.
  • Climate Action – The Department has three major aims regarding climate change: To develop a competitive energy supply industry, to ensure security and reliability of energy supply, and to develop energy conservation and end-use efficiency.
  • Communications – The core policy objective of the Communications Sector is to contribute to sustained macro-economic growth and competitiveness and ensure that the Republic of Ireland is best placed to avail of the emerging opportunities provided by the information and knowledge society, by promoting investment in state-of-the-art infrastructures, by providing a supportive legislative and regulatory environment and by developing a leading edge research and development reputation in the information, communications and digital technologies.
  • Natural Resources – This division is subdivided into three sectors: the Exploration and Mining Division, Petroleum Affairs Division, and the Geological Survey of Ireland.

Affiliated bodies[edit]

Among the State Agencies and other bodies affiliated to the Department in some way are:

Among the state-sponsored bodies of the Republic of Ireland under the aegis of the Minister are:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment". Who Does What. Retrieved 1 September 2018.

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