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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 on bankruptcy term

The Committee is inviting submissions from interested groups and individuals on the lowering the bankruptcy term. The closing date has been extended to 26 June. Have your say and make a submission.

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What's on this week

The Joint Committee will meet on Wednesday the 1st of July at 10.00 a.m. in CR2 LH2000 with the Chairman Designate of the Charities Regulatory Authority.

[Mr. Paddy Hopkins].

News from the Committee

30 June 15
Justice Committee to meet Chair Designate of Charities Regulatory Authority

23 June 15
Human Rights and Equality sub-Committee to consider Charities Act 2009

23 June 15
UNHCR representatives to address Justice Committee to mark International Refugee Day


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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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