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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

The Joint Committee on Education and Social Protection will meet on Wednesday, 08 July at 1pm in Committee Room 3, Leinster House 2000 to discuss:


  1. Draft Educational Research Centre (Establishment) Order 2015 [Minister for Education and Skills]

     2. Engagement with Ms. Brigid Mc Manus, Chair designate of the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA)








News from the Committee

23 June 15
Education Committee to meet Chair Designate of State Examination Commission

16 June 15
Social Protection Select sub Committee to consider Gender Recognition Bill 2014

9 June 15
Social Protection Committee to meet Chair Designate of the Citizens Information Board


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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.


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