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[Archive 31st Dáil] Joint Committee on Education and Social Protection

‌This Committee has a broad remit in shadowing two key Government Departments. It seeks to provide a meaningful input into legislation and policy, with a number of  goals such as:

  • Ensuring Ireland’s education system benefits all of society and is recognised internationally as a top class system
  • Ensuring that our most vulnerable citizens are protected by a strong and equitable social welfare system.
  • Supporting economic recovery and social renewal.  

The Committee also regularly engages with EU institutions to monitor and influence the political and strategic direction of the Union as a whole. View Committee's Orders of Reference

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What's on this week

The 31st Dáil was dissolved on 3 February 2016. The Joint Committee on Education and Social Protection is adjourned sine die.

News from the Committee

26 January 16
Social Protection Committee to meet with the Chairperson Designate of the Pensions Authority, Mr. David Begg

21 January 16
Education Committee launch report on the role of the Special Needs Assistant

19 January 16
Education Committee to discuss the quality of teaching in higher level education



This Committee was established on 12 June 2012. It assumed relevant responsibilities from the Joint Committee on Jobs, Social Protection and Education.