The Joint Oireachtas sub-Committee on Petitions

The Joint Oireachtas sub-Committee on Petitions, which receives the petitions, will serve as a robust forum to explore concerns in public service delivery, with a focus on outcomes that are responsive to the needs of citizens.

On receiving an admissible petition, the Joint sub-Committee may invite the petitioner to appear before it to speak on the subject matter of the petition.  The Joint sub-Committee may also seek oral or written evidence from relevant organisations such as government departments, other appropriate bodies or stakeholders. The sub-Committee has the power to invite government ministers to attend meetings and answer questions about the petition.