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Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment

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
Employees500 Employees
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

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

Structure

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

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:

History

The Department of Fisheries was created in 1921 during the Ministry of Dáil Éireann. It was given a statutory basis by the Ministers and Secretaries Act 1924, soon after the establishment of the Irish Free State in 1922. This act provided it with:[2]

the administration and business generally of public services in connection with fisheries, including deep-sea fisheries, tidal waters fisheries, coastal fisheries, inland waters fisheries, and industries connected with or auxiliary to the same, and all powers duties and functions connected with the same, and shall include in particular the business powers, duties and functions of the branches and officers of the public services specified in the Seventh Part of the Schedule to this Act, and of which Department the head shall be, and shall be styled, an t-Aire Iascaigh or (in English) the Minister for Fisheries.

The Schedule assigned it with the duties of the following bodies:[3]

  • Department of Agriculture and Technical Instruction for Ireland--Fisheries Branch.
  • Congested Districts Board for Ireland--Fisheries Branch, and Rural Industries Branch.
  • The Conservators of Fisheries.

Alteration of name and transfer of functions

The name and functions of the department have changed several times by statutory instruments.

Date Change
2 June 1924 Establishment of the Department of Fisheries.[4]
1 September 1928 Renamed as the Department of Lands and Fisheries
Transfer of Lands from the Department of Agriculture.[5]
8 February 1977 Transfer of Lands to the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries.[6]
8 February 1977 Transfer of Fisheries from the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries.[7]
9 February 1977 Renamed as the Department of Fisheries.[8]
19 February 1978 Renamed as the Department of Fisheries and Forestry.[9]
18 February 1986 Transfer of Tourism from the Department of Industry, Trade, Commerce and Tourism.[10]
18 February 1986 Renamed as the Department of Tourism, Fisheries and Forestry.[11]
19 March 1987 Renamed as the Department of the Marine.[12]
31 March 1987 Transfer of Shipping from the Department of Communications.[13]
31 March 1987 Transfer of Tourism to the Department of Tourism and Transport.[14]
31 March 1987 Transfer of Forestry and Wildlife to the Department of Energy.[15]
11 July 1997 Transfer of Forestry from the Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry.[16]
12 July 1997 Renamed as the Department of the Marine and Natural Resources.[17]
15 July 1997 Transfer of Mining from the Department of Public Enterprise.[18]
1 October 1997 Transfer of Offshore Exploration from the Department of Public Enterprise.[19]
18 June 2002 Transfer of Communications from the Department of Public Enterprise.[20]
19 June 2002 Renamed as the Department of Communications, Marine and Natural Resources.[21]
19 October 2007 Transfer of Marine to Department of Agriculture and Food.[22]
20 October 2007 Renamed as the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources.[23]
22 July 2016 Transfer of Climate Action and Environment from the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government.[24]
23 July 2016 Renamed as the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment.[25]

References

  1. ^ "Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment". Who Does What. Retrieved 2018.
  2. ^ "Ministers and Secretaries Act 1924, Section 1: Establishment of the Departments of State". Irish Statute Book. 21 April 1924. Retrieved 2019.
  3. ^ "Ministers and Secretaries Act 1924, Schedule". Irish Statute Book. 21 April 1924. Retrieved 2019.
  4. ^ "Ministers and Secretaries Act 1924 (Commencement) Order 1924". Irish Statute Book. 30 May 1924. Retrieved 2019.
  5. ^ "Ministers and Secretaries (Amendment) Act 1928 (Commencement) Order 1928". Irish Statute Book. 7 August 1928. Retrieved 2019.
  6. ^ "Lands (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 1977". Irish Statute Book. 8 February 1977. Retrieved 2019.
  7. ^ "Fisheries (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 1977". Irish Statute Book. 8 February 1977. Retrieved 2019.
  8. ^ "Lands (Alteration of Name of Department and Title of Minister) Order 1977". Irish Statute Book. 8 February 1977. Retrieved 2019.
  9. ^ "Fisheries (Alteration of Name of Department and Title of Minister) Order 1978". Irish Statute Book. 18 February 1978. Retrieved 2019.
  10. ^ "Tourism (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order, 1986". Irish Statute Book. 18 February 1986. Retrieved 2019.
  11. ^ "Fisheries and Forestry (Alteration of Name of Department and Title of Minister) Order 1986". Irish Statute Book. 18 February 1986. Retrieved 2019.
  12. ^ "Tourism, Fisheries and Forestry (Alteration of Name of Department and Title of Minister) Order 1987". Irish Statute Book. 19 March 1987. Retrieved 2019.
  13. ^ "Communications (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 1987". Irish Statute Book. 31 March 1987. Retrieved 2019.
  14. ^ "Tourism (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 1987". Irish Statute Book. 31 March 1987. Retrieved 2019.
  15. ^ "Forestry and Wildlife (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 1987". Irish Statute Book. 31 March 1987. Retrieved 2019.
  16. ^ "Forestry (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 1997". Irish Statute Book. 8 July 1997. Retrieved 2019.
  17. ^ "Marine (Alteration of Name of Department and Title of Minister) Order 1997". Irish Statute Book. 8 July 1997. Retrieved 2019.
  18. ^ "Exploration and Mining (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 1997". Irish Statute Book. 15 July 1997. Retrieved 2019.
  19. ^ "Petroleum and Offshore Exploration (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 1997". Irish Statute Book. 30 September 1997. Retrieved 2019.
  20. ^ "Communications, Energy and Geological Survey of Ireland (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2002". Irish Statute Book. 30 September 1997. Retrieved 2019.
  21. ^ "Marine and Natural Resources (Alteration of Name of Department and Title of Minister) Order 1997". Irish Statute Book. 18 June 2002. Retrieved 2019.
  22. ^ "Sea Fisheries, foreshore and Dumping at Sea (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2007". Irish Statute Book. 9 October 2007. Retrieved 2019.
  23. ^ "Communications, Marine and Natural Resources (Alteration of Name of Department and Title of Minister) Order 1997". Irish Statute Book. 9 October 2007. Retrieved 2019.
  24. ^ "Climate Action and Environment (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2016". Irish Statute Book. 19 July 2016. Retrieved 2019.
  25. ^ "Communications, Energy and Natural Resources (Alteration of Name of Department and Title of Minister) Order 2016". Irish Statute Book. 19 July 2016. Retrieved 2019.

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