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State Bodies

​​Below are the State Bodies under the responsibility of the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment.

From time to time, vacancies become available on the Boards of these State Bodies.  A listing of these positions is available at current vacancies.

 

Communications

An Post

An Post is Ireland's national postal service provider. It provides postal, communication, retail and money transmission services. As one of Ireland's largest commercial companies, An Post employs over 9,600 people in retail, processing and delivery points. www.anpost.ie

 

Commission for Communication Regulation (ComReg)

ComReg is the statutory body responsible for the regulation of the electronic communications sector. This includes, the telecommunications, radiocommunications, broadcasting transmission and the postal sector. www.comreg.ie

Digital Hub Development Agency (DHDA)

The Digital Hub Development Agency was established under the Digital Hub Development Act 2003. It oversees the development of the Digital Hub, Ireland's flagship in the digital media sector. www.thedigitalhub.ie

Raidió Teilifís Éireann (RTÉ)

RTÉ is the national public service broadcaster. It is required to provide a comprehensive range of programmes on its radio and television services. www.rte.ie

Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI)

The BAI was established on 1st October 2009, and is the regulator of broadcasting in Ireland. The BAI has assumed the roles previously held by the Broadcasting Commission of Ireland (BCI) and the Broadcasting Complaints Commission (BCC). www.bai.ie

Teilifís na Gaeilge - TG4​

TG4 is an Irish Language television station based at Baile na hAbhann, Co. Galway. TG4 was established as an independent statutory body in 2007 under the Broadcasting Act, 2001. www.tg4.ie

 

Energy

Electricity Supply Board (ESB)

ESB was established in accordance with the Electricity Supply Board Acts 1927 – 2001. It is a corporate body which controls and develops Ireland's electricity network. ESB is involved in the generation and supply of electricity to both domestic and commercial users. Employing over 7,000 people, it is the largest Electricity Utility in the state. ESB is actively diversifying their portfolio to include renewable energy and communication networks. www.esb.ie

EirGrid

EirGrid PLC was established to act as the independent Transmission System Operator (TSO), in line with the requirements of the EU Electricity Directive. EirGrid became operational as the TSO on 1 July 2006 www.eirgrid.com

Commission for Regulation of Utilities (CRU)

Established in 1999, the CRU, formerly the Commission for Energy Regulation (CER)​, is Ireland's independent energy regulator. It has a wide range of economic, customer protection and safety responsibilities in the energy sector. In addition, the CRU is Ireland's economic regulator of the Irish public water and wastewater sector. Policy for this area is the responsibility of the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government. www.cru.ie

Bord na Móna​

Bord na Móna is the supplier of products and services based principally on peat. The company is also providing products and services in the environmental, renewable energy, electricity generation and waste management business sectors. www.bnm.ie

National Oil Reserves Agency (NORA)

NORA was established as a stand-alone agency under the NORA Act 2007. Its main function is to maintain Ireland’s 90 days of strategic oil reserves for use in an oil supply disruption. www.nora.ie

Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI)

The SEAI, formerly SEI, was established in 2002 to promote and assist the development of sustainable energy. www.seai.ie

Irish National Petroleum Corporation (INPC)

INPC is a state company which owned the Whitegate refinery and Bantry Bay Terminal on Whiddy Island. These were sold by the state in 2001, and since then the INPC has had no staff. It is currently overseen by a 3 person technical board. The boards functions relate to upholding the Minister's rights and obligations under the 2001 Sale and Purchase Agreement. This principally involves managing environmental claims.


 

 

Climate Action and Environment

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is responsible for protecting the environment in Ireland, through licensing, enforcement and guidance. It was set up in 1993 under the Environmental Protection Agency Act 1992 as an independent public body. www.epa.ie

 

Natural Resources

Inland Fisheries Ireland

Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) was established under the Inland Fisheries Act 2010. IFI is the agency responsible for the protection, management and conservation of Ireland's inland fisheries and sea angling resources. www.fisheriesireland.ie

Loughs Agency

The Loughs Agency was established under the British Irish Agreement Act 1999. It is a North South body under the co-sponsorship of the department. The Agency aims to provide effective conservation, management, promotion and development of the fisheries and marine resources of the Foyle and Carlingford areas. It is also responsible for the development and licensing of aquaculture, as well as the development of marine tourism  www.loughs-agency.org

Mining Board

The Mining Board is a Statutory Body established under Section 33 of the Minerals Development Act 1940. The Board is an appellate body principally involved in consideration as to whether minerals are excepted from provisions of the Minerals Development Act 1979 which vested in the Minister the exclusive right of working minerals in the State save for “excepted minerals”.   The full list of the Board's functions are available here.