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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 Bail Bill

The Committee is inviting submissions from interested groups and individuals on:

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What's on this week

The Select Committee will meet in Public Session on Wednesday the 7th of October at 5.00 p.m. in CR2 LH2000 to consider the Garda Síochána (Policing Authority and Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2015.


News from the Committee

16 July 15
Justice Committee invites submissions on draft Criminal Justice (Victims of Crime) Bill

15 July 15
Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality takes stock of intense workload during 31st Dáil and 24th Seanad

14 July 15
Justice Committee to hear from Churchfield Community Trust on their work


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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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