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Joint Committee on 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.  View and current Work Programme 2012.

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Have your say: Justice Committee seeks public submissions

The Committee is inviting submissions from interested groups and individuals on ‌Gangland Crime and the Brighter Evenings Bill.

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What's on this week

The Joint Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality will meet in public session on Wednesday 22 October 2014 at 12 noon in CR2 LH2000 to discuss the following:

(i) 12 noon Motion re: Appointment of Members to the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission [subject to referral] [Ms. Frances Fitzgerald, T.D., Minister for Justice and Equality]

experience of persons of mixed race in State institutions [Representatives from Mixed Race Irish]

News from the Committee

21 October 14
Justice Committee to discuss motion on Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission

16 October 14
Justice Committee launches report on hearings on domestic and sexual violence

15 October 14
Justice Committee to launch report on its hearings on domestic and sexual violence

 

View older Committee press releases.

 

  • 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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