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The Joint Committee on European Union Affairs

The European Affairs Committee plays a key role in informing debate on the European Union in Ireland by fully considering important EU developments and initiatives affecting Ireland, ensuring that EU legislation and proposals are properly scrutinised and in holding the Government to account in Ireland’s relations with Europe.

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 2015 .

Read the Committee's EU Matters page.

What's on this week

The Joint Committee on European Union Affairs will meet on: 

Thursday 23 April 2015 at 2.00 p.m. in Committee Room 2, LH 2000, to discuss:

European Semester: Engagement on the National Reform Programme

[Minister Dara Murphy TD, Minister of State for European Affairs]

[Representatives from the Committee of the Regions Cllr. Mary Freehill- Head of Delegation Dublin City Council, Cllr. Neale Richmond- DLR Co. Council, Cllr. Maria Byrne- Limerich City Co. Council, Cllr. Enda Stenson- Leitrim Co. Council and Cllr. Rose Conway Walsh- Mayo Co. Council]







News from the Committee

26 March 15

9 March 15
Sir Bill Cash, MP, to address EU Affairs Committee on ‘BrExit’

4 March 15
EU Affairs Committee to hear from Baroness Quin on 'BrExit'


View older press releases.

On 4 July, the Committee launched a report calling for the European Commission, Council and Parliament to increase the total available funds for the Youth Guarantee.

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