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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

The Committee is inviting submissions from interested groups and individuals on the Disability Act 2005 and associated policy. Have your say and make a submission.

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What's on this week

Sub-Committee on Human Rights relative to Justice Matters meets in Private Session at 10.00 a.m. CR2 LH2000  

The Joint Committee will meet in Public Session on Wednesday 25th March at 2.30 p.m. in CR2 on the following:

Discussion on the recently published Annual Policing Plan 2015 any change implemented and future plans for the force.

[Garda Commissioner, Ms. Nóirín O’Sullivan]

Discussion on the work of Forensic Science Ireland.

[Dr. Sheila Willis, Director General]

Motion re: European Parliament and of the Council repealing certain acts in the field of police cooperation and judicial cooperation.     


News from the Committee

25 March 15
Inaugural Human Rights and Equality sub-Committee meeting sets out programme of work

24 March 15
Justice Committee to meet Garda Commissioner on Annual Policing Plan 2015

11 March 15
Justice Committee calls for Junior Minister to be assigned responsibility for drugs policy


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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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