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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.

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What's on this week

The Select Committee will consider Committee Stage of the Criminal Justice (Terrorist Offences) (Amendment) Bill 2014 [Seanad] in Public Session at 9.30 a.m. on Wednesday 13th May 2015 in CR2 LH2000.



The Sub-Committee on Human Rights relative to Justice and Equality Matters will discuss the ratification of UN Conventions with Dr. Eilionoir Flynn, NUIG in Public Session at 10.00 a.m. on Thursday 14th May 2015 in CR4 LH2000.





News from the Committee

13 May 15
Human Rights and Equality sub-Committee to consider Ireland’s ratification process of UN conventions

12 May 15
Select Committee on Justice to debate Criminal Justice (Terrorist Offences) (Amendment) Bill

22 April 15
Justice Committee welcomes moves to upgrade Forensic Science Ireland facilities


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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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