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Justice, Defence and Equality

Traditionally, the Justice, Defence and Equality Committee has been a forum for Oireachtas members from all parties and none to have a meaningful input into key legislation and policy areas which have real significance.

It plays a major role in considering policy in the fields of justice, security, the rule of law, equality, defence and immigration to ensure that Irish society is safe, secure, just, open-minded and impartial.

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Have your say: Justice Committee seeks public submissions

The Committee is inviting submissions from interested groups and individuals on the Disability Act 2005 and associated policy. Have your say and make a submission.

Separately, the Committee is inviting submissions in relation to the General Scheme of the Criminal Justice (Burglary of Dwellings) Bill. Read more.

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What's on this week

The Joint Committee will meet in Private Session at 2.30 p.m. on Wednesday 22nd April 2015 in CR2 LH2000.


News from the Committee

27 March 15
Justice Committee calls for proposals on Daylight Saving Time to be further considered

27 March 15
Justice Committee to undertake review of Disability Act 2005 and associated policy

25 March 15
Inaugural Human Rights and Equality sub-Committee meeting sets out programme of work


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  • 16 October 2014: Justice Committee launches report on hearings on domestic and sexual violence
    Marcella Corcoran Kennedy TD and Anne Ferris TD launch Justice Committee report on hearings on domestic and sexual violence.

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