Home > Oireachtas Business > List of Committees > Education and Social Protection

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

Access EU Matters.

Select Sub-Committees:

What's on this week

he next meeting of the Joint Committee on Education and Social Protection will take place on Wednesday 04 February 2015 in Committee Room 3 at 1.00 p.m. in LH2000

The topic under discussion will be -

 The National Strategy for Higher Education to 2030, and the Higher Education System Performance Framework 2014–2016 [Higher Education Authority]

News from the Committee

27 January 15
Education & Social Protection Committee to examine issues surrounding the short-term unemployed

20 January 15
Social Protection Committee to examine the impact of social protection payments on income distribution

13 January 15
Social Protection Committee to explore issues in relation to jobless households


View older press releases.

This Committee was established on 12 June 2012. It assumed relevant responsibilities from the Joint Committee on Jobs, Social Protection and Education.


Keep in Touch

Follow us on TwitterJoin us on Facebook Go to or Videos on You Tube Follow us on Flickr