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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 the effectiveness of the legislation relating to oversight of An Garda Síochána. Separately, the Committee is seeking submissions on the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Bill 2013 and on the Heads of the Criminal Justice (Community Sanctions) Bill.

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What's on this week

The Joint Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality will meet in private session on Wednesday 16 April 2014 at 10 a.m. in CR2 LH2000.

News from the Committee

17 April 14
Justice Committee calls for State to recognise Traveller ethnicity

9 April 14
Justice Committee calls for interim reporting in Commission of Investigation

8 April 14
Justice Committee to start pre-legislative scrutiny of Children and Family Relationships Bill

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