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, 23rd January 2018 at 4.00 p.m. in Committee Room 2.


Private meeting


The transcripts for Meetings already held by the Committee are available here and the Opening Statements made by the witnesses appearing before the Committee are available here.

Committee meetings can be watched live online and are often televised live on the Oireachtas TV channel, which is available on Virgin Media 207 and Sky 574. Meetings can also be viewed on the Houses of the Oireachtas Smartphone App which is available to download free of charge in iTunes and Google Play.

News from the Committee

18 December 17
Education Committee to discuss challenges facing island schools

5 December 17
Education Committee to discuss supplementary estimates

23 November 17
Employment Affairs & Social Protection Committee to discuss MABS & CIS restructuring

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