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.
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What's on this week
The Joint Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality will meet in public session on Tuesday 11 March 2014 at 2.30 p.m. in CR4 LH2000 to discuss the situation regarding Irish prisoners serving IPP sentences in the United Kingdom [Representative from Irish Council for Prisoners Overseas will be in attendance]
The Select Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality will meet in public session on Wednesday 12 March 2014 at 9.30 a.m. in CR2 LH2000 to consider the Criminal Justice (Forensic Evidence and DNA Database System) Bill 2013 [Mr. Alan Shatter, T.D., Minister for Justice and Equality will be in attendance]