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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 2014  .

Read the Committee's EU Matters page.

What's on this week

The Joint Committee on European Union Affairs will meet on Tuesday 17th February 2015 at 2.00pm in Committee Room 1, LH 2000, to discuss:

United Kingdom: Possible Exit from the European Union (commonly referred to as 'BrExit'): The ' Four Freedoms' & Ireland/UK Economic Interdependence [Mr. Steve Aiken, former Chief Executive of British-Irish Chamber of Commerece; Mr. Alan Matthews, Professor Emeritus of European Agricultural Policy in the Department of Economics, Trinity College Dublin; Ms. Siobhan Mullally, Professor of Law and Director of the Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights; Mr. Dáithi Ó Ceallaigh, Director of Corporate Affairs, The Institute of International and European Affairs]]

 

 

 

News from the Committee

25 February 15
EU Affairs Committee to discuss treaty protocols and criminal justice issues in event of ‘BrExit’

23 February 15
EU Affairs Committee to discuss Irish/UK economic interdependence

16 February 15
EU Affairs Committee to discuss Irish/UK economic interdependence

 

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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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