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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 3 December 2014 in CR2 LH2000 at 9.30 a.m. to consider proposals to address aggressive begging from a public order perspective [Representatives from the Licensed Vintners Association will be in attendance]

The Select Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality will also meet in public session on Wednesday 3 December 2014 in CR2 LH2000 at 2.30 p.m. to consider the Department of Defence – 2014 Supplementary Estimates for Public Services – Vote 35 (Army Pensions) and Vote 36 (Defence) [Mr. Simon Coveney, T.D., Minister for Defence will be in attendance]



News from the Committee

25 November 14
Justice Committee to discuss judicial appointments with academics

19 November 14
Justice Committee to seek submissions on Department review of firearms licensing

18 November 14
Justice Committee to discuss ‘problem drinking’ with VFI and NOffLA

 

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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