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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

There will be no meeting of the Joint Committee on Education and Social Protection during week beginning 18 May 2015









News from the Committee

12 May 15
Social Protection Committee to receive update on the Family Income Supplement

5 May 15
Education Committee to discuss use of ICT in primary schools

28 April 15
Eligibility issues facing social protection payment applicants to be scrutinised by Social Protection Committee


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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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