[Archive 31st Dáil] The Joint Committee on European Union Affairs

The European Affairs Committee plays a key role in informing debate on the European Union in Ireland by fully considering important EU developments and initiatives affecting Ireland, ensuring that EU legislation and proposals are properly scrutinised and in holding the Government to account in Ireland’s relations with Europe.

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 and current Work Programme 2015 .

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What's on this week

The 31st Dáil was dissolved on 3 February 2016. The Joint Committee on European Union Affairs is adjourned sine die.

News from the Committee

26 January 16
Dóchas to appear before EU Affairs Committee 

19 January 16
EU Affairs Committee to receive update on ‘Brexit’ negotiations

15 December 15
Kevin Cardiff to brief EU Affairs Committee on European Court of Auditors Annual Report



On 4 July, the Committee launched a report calling for the European Commission, Council and Parliament to increase the total available funds for the Youth Guarantee.