Department of Climate Action, Communications Networks and Transport

The Department of Climate Action, Communications Networks and Transport (Irish: An Roinn Gníomhaíochta Aeráide, Líonraí Cumarsáide agus Iompair) is a department of the Government of Ireland that is responsible for transport policy and overseeing transport services and infrastructure. The department is led by the Minister for Climate Action, Communications Networks and Transport who is assisted by one Minister of State.

Department of
Climate Action, Communications Networks and Transport
Department overview
Formed1 November 1973
JurisdictionIreland
HeadquartersLeeson Lane,
Dublin 2, D02 TR60
53°20′30″N 6°15′18″W / 53.34167°N 6.25500°W / 53.34167; -6.25500
Minister responsible
Department executive
WebsiteDepartment of Transport, Tourism and Sport

Departmental teamEdit

 
Department headquarters

The official headquarters and ministerial offices of the department are in Leeson Lane, Dublin 2, D02 TR60.[1] It also has offices in Killarney and Loughrea.[2] The departmental team consists of the following:

Affiliated bodiesEdit

State AgenciesEdit

Among the State Agencies that report to, are appointed by the Minister, or are otherwise affiliated to the department are:

State-sponsored bodiesEdit

Among the state-sponsored bodies sponsored by the Minister are:

HistoryEdit

Department of
Transport and Power
Department overview
Formed27 July 1959
Preceding Department
Dissolved2 January 1984
Superseding agency
JurisdictionIreland
Minister responsible
Department executive

The Department of Transport and Power was created by the Ministers and Secretaries (Amendment) Act 1959 with Erskine H. Childers as its first minister. Thekla Beere was appointed as the Secretary of the Department in that year, making it the first government department to be led by a woman. On 2 January 1984, the Department of Transport was abolished under the Ministers and Secretaries (Amendment) Act 1983.

Date Effect
27 July 1959 Establishment of the Department of Transport and Power[4]
27 July 1959 Transfer of Transport, Fuel and Power from the Department of Industry and Commerce[5]
13 September 1977 Transfer of Energy to the Department of Industry and Commerce[6]
23 September 1977 Renamed as the Department of Tourism and Transport[7]
25 January 1980 Transfer of Tourism to the Department of Industry, Commerce and Tourism[8]
25 January 1980 Renamed as the Department of Transport[9]
2 January 1984 Department abolished under the Ministers and Secretaries (Amendment) Act 1983,
functions transferred to the Department of Communications[10][11][12]

The Department of the Public Service was created in 1973. Throughout most of the period of this ministerial title, it was held by a minister who also had another ministerial role. In 1987, at the formation of the 20th government, the Department of the Public Service was renamed as the Department of Tourism and Transport, and the substantive functions of the Department of the Public Service were transferred to the Department of Finance; therefore, the current Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport is formally a successor to the Department of the Public Service established in 1973.[13]

Date Effect
1 November 1973 Establishment of the Department of the Public Service[14]
1 November 1973 Transfer of Public Service from the Department of Finance[15]
19 March 1987 Transfer of Public Service to the Department of Finance[16]
20 March 1987 Renamed as the Department of Tourism and Transport[17]
31 March 1987 Transfer of Transport from the Department of Communications[18]
31 March 1987 Transfer of Tourism from the Department of the Marine[19]
7 February 1991 Renamed as the Department of Tourism, Transport and Communications[20]
6 February 1991 Transfer of Communications from the Department of Communications[21]
20 January 1993 Transfer of Tourism to the Department of Energy[22]
21 January 1993 Transfer of Energy from the Department of Energy[23]
22 January 1993 Renamed as the Department of Transport, Energy and Communications[24]
12 July 1997 Renamed as the Department of Public Enterprise[25]
15 July 1997 Transfer of Mining to the Department of the Marine and Natural Resources[26]
18 June 2002 Transfer of Roads from the Department of the Environment and Local Government[27]
18 June 2002 Transfer of Communications and Energy to the Department of the Marine and Natural Resources[28]
19 June 2002 Renamed as the Department of Transport[29]
1 April 2011 Transfer of Tourism and Sport from the Department of Tourism, Culture and Sport[30]
2 April 2011 Renamed as the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport[31]
27 June 2020 Renamed as the Department of Climate Action, Communication Networks and Transport

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Where to find us". Department of Transport, Tourism, and Sport. Retrieved 2 June 2016.
  2. ^ "Where to find us." (Archive) Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport. Retrieved 28 April 2016. It also says: "Our main office is located at the following address: Leeson Lane, Dublin 2, D02 TR60"
  3. ^ "The Management Board". Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport. Retrieved 20 February 2013.
  4. ^ "Ministers and Secretaries (Amendment) Act 1959 (Appointed Day) Order 1959". Irish Statute Book. 27 July 1959. Retrieved 28 August 2019.
  5. ^ "Transport, Fuel and Power (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 1959". Irish Statute Book. 27 July 1959. Retrieved 28 August 2019.
  6. ^ "Energy (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 1977". Irish Statute Book. 13 September 1977. Retrieved 28 August 2019.
  7. ^ "Transport and Power (Alteration of Name of Department and Title of Minister) Order 1977". Irish Statute Book. 13 September 1977. Retrieved 28 August 2019.
  8. ^ "Tourism (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 1980". Irish Statute Book. 15 January 1980. Retrieved 28 August 2019.
  9. ^ "Tourism and Transport (Alteration of Name of Department and Title of Minister) Order 1980". Irish Statute Book. 15 January 1980. Retrieved 28 August 2019.
  10. ^ "Ministers and Secretaries (Amendment) Act 1983: Section 5, Transfer of functions of Minister for Transport and abolition of office". Irish Statute Book. 27 December 1983. Retrieved 28 April 2020.
  11. ^ "Ministers and Secretaries (Amendment) Act 1983: Section 1, Definitions". Irish Statute Book. 27 December 1983. Retrieved 28 August 2019.
  12. ^ "Postal and Telecommunications Services Act 1983 (An Post) (Vesting Day) Order 1983". Irish Statute Book. 21 December 1983. Retrieved 28 August 2019.
  13. ^ "Dáil Éireann debate - Tuesday, 10 Mar 1987: Appointment of Taoiseach and Nomination of Members of Government". Houses of the Oireachtas. 10 March 1987. Retrieved 28 August 2019.
  14. ^ "Ministers and Secretaries (Amendment) Act 1973 (Appointed Day) Order 1973". Irish Statute Book. 30 October 1973. Retrieved 28 August 2019.
  15. ^ "Public Service (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 1973". Irish Statute Book. 30 October 1973. Retrieved 28 August 2019.
  16. ^ "Public Service (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 1987". Irish Statute Book. 19 March 1987. Retrieved 28 August 2019.
  17. ^ "Public Service (Alteration of Name of Department and Title of Minister) Order 1987". Irish Statute Book. 19 March 1987. Retrieved 28 August 2019.
  18. ^ "Communications (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) (No. 2) Order 1987". Irish Statute Book. 31 March 1987. Retrieved 28 August 2019.
  19. ^ "Tourism (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 1987". Irish Statute Book. 31 March 1987. Retrieved 28 August 2019.
  20. ^ "Tourism and Transport (Alteration of Name of Department and Title of Minister) Order 1991". Irish Statute Book. 6 February 1991. Retrieved 28 August 2019.
  21. ^ "Communications (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 1991". Irish Statute Book. 6 February 1991. Retrieved 28 August 2019.
  22. ^ "Tourism (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 1993". Irish Statute Book. 20 January 1993. Retrieved 28 August 2019.
  23. ^ "Energy (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) (No. 2) Order, 1993". Irish Statute Book. 20 January 1993. Retrieved 28 August 2019.
  24. ^ "Tourism, Transport and Communications (Alteration of Name of Department and Title of Minister) Order 1993". Irish Statute Book. 20 January 1993. Retrieved 28 August 2019.
  25. ^ "Transport, Energy and Communications (Alteration of Name of Department and Title of Minister) Order 1997". Irish Statute Book. 8 July 1997. Retrieved 28 August 2019.
  26. ^ "Exploration and Mining (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 1997". Irish Statute Book. 15 July 1997. Retrieved 28 August 2019.
  27. ^ "National Roads and Road Traffic (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2002". Irish Statute Book. 18 June 2002. Retrieved 28 August 2019.
  28. ^ "Communications, Energy and Geological Survey of Ireland (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2002". Irish Statute Book. 18 June 2002. Retrieved 28 August 2019.
  29. ^ "Public Enterprise (Alteration of Name of Department and Title of Minister) Order 2002". Irish Statute Book. 18 June 2002. Retrieved 28 August 2019.
  30. ^ "Tourism and Sport (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2011". Irish Statute Book. 29 March 2011. Retrieved 28 August 2019.
  31. ^ "Transport (Alteration of Name of Department and Title of Minister) Order 2011". Irish Statute Book. 29 March 2011. Retrieved 28 August 2019.

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