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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

Have your say: Education Committee seeks public submissions

The Committee is inviting submissions from interested groups and individuals as part of its upcoming scrutiny of the Retention of Records Bill. Read more and make a submission.


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What's on this week

The next meeting of the Joint Committee on Education and Social Protection will take place on Wednesday 15th April 2015 in Committee Room 3 at 1.00 p.m. in LH2000

The topic under discussion will be - 

Retention of Records Bill (Pre Legislative Scrutiny), Department of Education and Skills





News from the Committee

25 March 15
Education Select sub Committee to take Third Stage of the Education (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill

24 March 15
Select Sub-Committee on Social Protection to take Committee Stage of Social Welfare Bill

12 March 15
Have your say: Education Committee seeks submissions on draft Retention of Records Bill 2015


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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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