Written answers

Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment

Departmental Agencies Data

Photo of James BrowneJames Browne (Wexford, Fianna Fail)
Link to this: Individually | In context | Oireachtas source

511. To ask 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]

Photo of Richard BrutonRichard Bruton (Dublin Bay North, Fine Gael)
Link to this: Individually | In context | Oireachtas source

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


No comments

Log in or join to post a public comment.