Written Answers - Departmental Agencies

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 714 No. 4

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  555.  Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin  Information on Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin  Zoom on Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin   asked the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources  Information on Eamon Ryan  Zoom on Eamon Ryan   the State agencies under the aegis of his Department to which the 2009 Code of Practice for the Governance of State Bodies applies; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29484/10]

[1037]Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources (Deputy Eamon Ryan): Information on Eamon Ryan  Zoom on Eamon Ryan  I can inform the Deputy that the State Boards, agencies, regulators or other bodies under the remit of my Department are as follows:

An Post;

Bord Gáis Éireann;

Bord na Móna;

Broadcasting Authority of Ireland;

Inland Fisheries Ireland;

Commission for Communications Regulation;

Commission for Energy Regulation;

Digital Hub Development Agency;

EirGrid;

Electricity Supply Board (ESB);

Foyle, Carlingford and Irish Lights Commission;

Irish National Petroleum Corporation;

Mining Board;

National Oil Reserves Agency;

Ordnance Survey Ireland;

Radio Telefís Éireann;

Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland;

Teilifís na Gaeilge.

The Code of Practice for the Governance of State Bodies applies to all of these bodies, which requires them to comply with requirements relating to a broad range of matters, including remuneration, risk management, audit, procurement and capital investment, and to report annually to me on compliance with those requirements. Given the broad range of size, structure and nature and scale of activities of State Bodies under the aegis of my Department, the requirements of the Code are adapted to take account of each bodies particular circumstances.

My Department takes very seriously its responsibilities in respect of the governance of agencies under its remit. Agencies are required to confirm that they comply with the up-to-date requirements of the Code of Practice and are regularly reminded of their corporate governance responsibilities.


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