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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 24 September 2014 in CR2 LH2000 at 11 a.m. to discuss services provided to assist tourists who become victims of crime [Representatives from the Irish Tourist Assistance Service will be in attendance]

News from the Committee

18 September 14
Justice Committee Chairman welcomes establishment of community court on a pilot basis

16 September 14
Justice Committee to meet with Chair Designate of the National Disability Authority

28 July 14
Justice Committee invites submissions on the Effects of Gangland Crime on the Community

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Justice Committee launches three reports as part of a busy work programme 10 July 2014Justice Committee launches reports on Criminal Justice (Community Sanctions) Bill, Children and Family Relationships Bill and Community Courts as part of busy work programme 10 July 2014

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