[Archive 31st Dáil] Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade

The Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade considers and reports to the Houses of the Oireachtas on the expenditure, administration and policy of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and on European Union matters within the Department's remit. View 2015 Work Programme.



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What's on this week

The 31st Dáil was dissolved on 3 February 2016. The Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade is adjourned sine die.


News from the Committee

25 January 16
Foreign Affairs Select Committee to discuss EU – Central America Association Agreement

19 January 16
Foreign Affairs Committee to discuss Paris Climate Change Conference

15 December 15
Minister to brief Foreign Affairs Select Committee on Comprehensive Partnership and Cooperation Agreement with Vietnam


The Committee co-hosted the Interparliamentary Conference for the Common Foreign And Security Policy (CFSP) and Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) in Dublin Castle in March 2013. It took place as part of the parliamentary dimension during Ireland's Presidency of the European Council.

EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs Federica Mogherini met with a number of Committee Members in Leinster House on 13 January 2015.
  • 29 April 2015: JCFAT 29/4/15
    Irish Exporters Association Presentation