The Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources has responsibility for the Telecommunications, Broadcasting and Energy sectors. It regulates, protects and develops the Natural Resources of Ireland.      

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National Energy Efficiency Action Plan

Details on the National Energy Efficiency Action Plan including access to the full plan itself are available here. Press release and speech available here.

Better Energy Programme

SEAI has a hotline number set up for all queries relating to the Better Energy programme. Call 1850 927000.

National Broadband Scheme Expiry

The National Broadband Scheme came to an end at midnight on August 25th 2014. To find out more, check out our FAQs here.


The National Broadband Plan

Delivering a connected society - a National Broadband Plan for Ireland. Read more.

National Digital Strategy

The National Digital Strategy is a foundation step in helping Ireland to reap the full rewards of a digitally enabled society. Visit here for videos of the benefits of digital adoption for Irish citizens, businesses and education.

Spectrum Policy Consultation

A Review of Spectrum Policy is underway – Consultation document can be found here

Energy Green Paper

The public consultation process on the Green Paper on Energy Policy in Ireland concludes at 17.30 on Thursday 31st July. Submissions should be emailed to greenpaper@dcenr.gov.ie or sent in writing to

Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Energy Planning Unit, 29-31 Adelaide Road, Dublin 2.

make it safe - make it simple - makeITsecure.org

Learn how to keep yourself and your family secure online. For information regarding the makeITsecure campaign click here.


Visit our Publications section for all DCENR publications categorised by section.


Looking for a Speech? Browse Speeches by month or year or Minister.

Connecting Communities 

The State intervention under the National Broadband Plan. Read more at www.broadband.gov.ie

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