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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

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What's on this week


The Joint Committee will meet on Wednesday, 4 November to engage with the National Youth Council of Ireland, Ballymun Job Centre and the Department of Social Protection, for an update on the operation and impact of JobBridge and the Youth Guarantee.







News from the Committee

24 November 15
Education Committee to meet with the Chair-designate of the NCSE and engage with NALA on adult literacy

17 November 15
Education Committee to examine the current provisions for special needs pupils at secondary level

10 November 15
Sub-Committee to debate the Social Welfare 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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