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Assignment of Responsibilities under the
Public Service Management Act 1997




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The Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment is responsible for creating and implementing policies in order to protect and manage Ireland’s energy supply, natural resources, communications, broadcasting and postal services. The department must ensure that all of its policies are in line with EU and global obligations. These policies are of vital national strategic importance and play a major underpinning role in our national economic development. The areas for which the department is responsible are, by their nature, undergoing substantial and rapid change, therefore the department is actively engaged in shaping and responding to that change in collaboration with its agencies, other government departments and its stakeholders.

The department oversees 17 commercial, non-commercial and regulatory bodies, each of which is responsible for a specific division of the communications, energy or natural resources sectors. View the State Bodies under the aegis of the department.