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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 2012.

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What's on this week

The next meeting of the Joint Committee will take place on Wednesday 7 May 2014 at 1 p.m. in Committee Room 3


News from the Committee

8 April 14
Education Committee to consider school leadership issues

1 April 14
Education Committee to consider RSCI accreditation in Bahrain

25 March 14
Social Protection Committee to consider social welfare entitlements of self-employed

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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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