Petitions Committee to meet later today

The Joint Committee on Public Petitions will meet today at 1.30pm in Committee Room 1, Leinster House.

17 May 2017

The Committee will consider the following petitions:

•    Petition No P00009/17 – Assigning mandatory community service to people claiming job seeker’s allowance at minimum wage rate or greater.
•    Petition No P00011/17 – To re-route the Leinster Orbital North of Navan away from the Tara and Bru Na Boinne archaeological landscapes and to create a legally binding mechanism to allow early intervention in the case of large infrastructure affecting areas of National importance.
•    Petition No P00020/17 – Complaint against Ombudsman.
•    Petition No P00003/17 – Public consultation on the feasibility of developing a hemp industry.
•    Petition No P00023/16 – Acknowledgement of, and response to, correspondence by Government Ministers.

All petitions will be examined for their compliance with Standing Orders and decisions will be given in public session.

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Committee Membership:

Chairman: Sean Sherlock TD (Labour)


Shane Cassells (Fianna Fáil)
Martin Heydon (Fine Gael)
John Paul Phelan (Fine Gael)
Denise Mitchell  (Sinn Féin)
Eugene Murphy  (Fianna Fáil)
Brendan Ryan (Labour)


Jerry Buttimer (Fine Gael)
Colette Kelleher (Independent)
Denis Landy (Labour)
Diarmuid Wilson (Fianna Fáil)