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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 and current Work Programme 2014 for Joint Committee on Education and Social Protection

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What's on this week

A meeting of the Joint Committee on Education and Social Protection will take place in private session on Wednesday 17 December 2014 in Committee Room 3 at 1.00 p.m. in LH2000

News from the Committee

9 December 14
Select Education sub-Committee to consider 2014 Supplementary Estimate for the Department of Education and Skills

2 December 14
Education Committee to consider online learning potential

25 November 14
Select Social Protection sub-Committee to consider Social Welfare Bill 2014

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

On 5 March 2014 the Committee launched a report with a series of recommendations on Schools Admissions legislation. Members of the Committee are pictured presenting the report to Minister for Education and Skills Ruairi Quinn TD.

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