Joint Committee on Education and Skills

‌This Committee shadows the key Government Department of Education and Skills. It seeks to provide a meaningful input into legislation and policy, with the important goal of ensuring Ireland’s education system benefits all of society and is recognised internationally as a top class system.

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Select Committee

What's on this week

The next meeting of the Joint Committee on Education and Skills will take place on Tuesday, 21st November 2017 at 4.00 p.m. in Committee Room 2.


Session A: The ongoing reform of the Leaving Certificate Curriculum

[Engagement with Mr. John Doran, Guidance Counsellor; Dr. Katriona O'Sullivan, Academic, Maynooth University; officials from the Department of Education and Skills, the State Examinations Commission, and representatives from the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA); the Irish Second-Level Students' Union (ISSU); the Teaching Council; National Parents' Council Post-Primary and IBEC]

Session B: Dáil na nÓg Delegate Report, 2015

[Engagement with the Comhairle na nÓg National Executive]

The Select Committee on Education and Skills will meet on Wednesday, 22nd November 2017 at 5.00 p.m. in Committee Room 2.


Technological Universities Bill 2015


[Ms. Mary Mitchell-O'Connor T.D., Minister of State for Higher Education]

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News from the Committee

14 November 17
Education Committee to discuss Technological Universities Bill 2015

7 November 17
Education Committee to discuss Home School Community Liaison Scheme and Strengthening Families Programme

23 October 17
Education Committee to discuss obesity and healthy eating in schools

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