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Joint Committee on Justice, Equality, Defence and Women's Rights 2002- 2007

(Select Committee of Dáil Éireann and Select Committee of Seanad Éireann)

See also:
Select Committee on Justice, Equality, Defence and Women's Rights
Sub-Committee on the Barron Report on The Dublin Bombings of 1972 and 1973
Sub-Committee on the Barron Report on the Dublin and Monaghan Bombings of 1974
Sub-Committee on the Barron Report on the Murder of Seamus Ludlow
Sub-Committee on the Barron Report on the Bombing of Kay's Tavern, Dundalk


Members of the Joint Committee
Deputies:
Seán Ardagh (Fianna Fáil) (Chairman)
Brendan Howlin (Labour)
Niall Blaney (Fianna Fáil)
Finian McGrath (Independent)
Kathleen Lynch (Labour)
Gerard Murphy (Fine Gael) (Vice-Chairman)
Seán Ó Fearghaíl (Fianna Fáil)
Charlie O'Connor (Fianna Fáil)
Denis O'Donovan (Fianna Fáil)
Jim O'Keefe (Fine Gael)
Peter Power (Fianna Fáil)

Senators:
Tony Kett (Fianna Fáil)
Maurice Cummins (Fine Gael)
Joanna Tuffy (Labour)
Jim Walsh (Fianna Fáil)

Changes of Membership:

  • Deputies Dinny McGinley (Fine Gael) and Paul McGrath (Fine Gael) were discharged from the Committee on 20 October 2004.
    Appointed in Substitution for them were Deputies Gerard Murphy (Fine Gael) and Jim O'Keefe (Fine Gael).
  • Senator Maurice Cummins was appointed in substitution for Senator Sheila Terry by Order of the Séanad of the 20 October 2004.
  • Deputy Brendan Howlin replaced Deputy Joe Costello by order of the Dáil on 18 May 2006
  • Deputy Kathleen Lynch replaced Deputy Breeda Moynihan-Cronin by order of the Dáil on 18 May 2006
  • Deputy Niall Blaney replaced Deputy Máire Hoctor by order of the Dáil on 8th February 2007.
  • Members appointed by Seanad Éireann 6 November 2002
  • Members appointed by Dáil Éireann 7 November 2002


    • Clerk to the Committee: Ray Treacy
    • e-mail: ray.treacy@oireachtas.ie
    • Phone: + 353 (0) 1 618 3929
    • Fax: + 353 (0) 1 618 4123
    • Leinster House
      Kildare Street
      Dublin 2
      Ireland

    Orders of Reference
  • Orders of Reference agreed by Dáil Éireann on 16 October 2002 and by Seanad Éireann on 17 October 2002

    • Orders of Reference establishing Sub-Committee on the Barron Report (Report of the Independent Commission of Inquiry into the Dublin and Monaghan bombings of 1974)
    • Orders of Reference establishing Sub-Committee on the Barron Report (Dublin Bombings of 1972 and 1973)


    Committee Reports
    • Dublin and Monaghan Bombings of 1974

    Interim Report on the Report of the Independent Commission of Inquiry into the Dublin and Monaghan Bombings of 1974, December 2003 Interim Report on the Report of the Independent Commission of Inquiry into the Dublin and Monaghan Bombings of 1974, December 2003.
    Final Report on the Report of the Independent Commission of Inquiry into the Dublin and Monaghan Bombings of 1974, April 2004 Final Report on the Report of the Independent Commission of Inquiry into the Dublin and Monaghan Bombings of 1974, April 2004.

    For public headings on the Dublin and Monaghan Bombings of 1974, see Committee Debates (Joint Committee on Justice, Equality, Defence and Women's Rights, Sub-Committee on the Barron Report, 20 January 2004 - 20 March 2004.


    • Dublin Bombings of 1972 and 1973

    Interim Report on the Report of the Independent Commission of Inquiry into the Dublin Bombings of 1972 and 1973 Interim Report on the Report of the Independent Commission of Inquiry into the Dublin Bombings of 1972 and 1973, November 2004.
    Final Report on the Report of the Independent Commission of Inquiry into the Dublin Bombings of 1972 and 1973, February 2005. Final Report on the Report of the Independent Commission of Inquiry into the Dublin Bombings of 1972 and 1973, February 2005.

    For public headings on the Dublin Bombings of 1972 and 1973, see Committee Debates (Joint Committee on Justice, Equality, Defence and Women's Rights, Sub-Committee on the Barron Report, 25 January 2005 - 3 February 2005.


    Interim Report on the Report of the Independent Commission of Inquiry into the murder of Seamus Ludlow (in PDF format) Interim Report on the Report of the Independent Commission of Inquiry into the murder of Seamus Ludlow

    Report on Childcare by the Joint Committee on Justice, Equality, Defence and Women’s Rights (in PDF format) Report on Childcare by the Joint Committee on Justice, Equality, Defence and Women’s Rights


  • Submissions re: Report on the Review of the Criminal Justice System

    Ministers Brief Ministers Brief
    Association of Garda Sergants and Inspectors Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors
    Bar Council Bar Council
    Commissioner of An Garda Síochana Mr Noel Conroy,Commissioner of An Garda Síochana
    ourts Service Courts Service
    Director of Public Prosecutions Director of Public Prosecutions
    G. Hogan Senior Counsel G.Hogan, Lecturer in Law and Senior Counsel
    Ivana Bacik Ivana Bacik BL, Law School, Trinity College
    Irish Council for Civil Liberties Irish Council for Civil Liberties
    Irish Prison Service Irish Prison Service
    Law Society Law Society
    P O'Mahoney P.O'Mahoney, Head of School of Occupational Therapy, St. James Hospital
    Professor Finbarr McAuley, Acting Director, Institute of Criminology, Faculty of Law, UCD Professor Finbarr McAuley, Acting Director, Institute of Criminology, Faculty of Law, UCD
    Barry St.J. Galvin Barry ST.J. Galvin
    Victim Support Victim Support
    Report on a Review of the Criminal Justice System, July 2004 Report on a Review of the Criminal Justice System, July 2004


    Community Policing

    Request for Submissions Hearings Process on Community Policing in Ireland - Request for Submissions. The closing date for submissions is 5.30 p.m. on Friday 4th March 2005.

    Report on Community Policing Download Report on Community Policing in PDF format, 29 April 2005


    Restorative Justice

    Report on Restorative Justice, January 2007 Report on Restorative Justice, January 2007


    Sub-Committee on the Barron Report of the Independent Commission of Inquiry into the Bombing of Kay’s Tavern, Dundalk

  • Houses of the Oireachtas, Joint Committee on Justice, Equality, Defence and Women’s Rights, Report of the Independent Commission of Inquiry into the Bombing of Kay's Tavern, Dundalk

    Final Report on the Report of the Independent Commission of Inquiry into the Bombing of Kay's Tavern, Dundalk Final Report on the Report of the Independent Commission of Inquiry into the Bombing of Kay's Tavern, Dundalk


    Committee Debates
    Joint and Select Committee Debates 2004 ---

  • Joint and Select Committee Debates 2002 - 2003

    The full text of the debates is available in HTML.


    Committee Debates - Unrevised

    All Committee debates (Unrevised/revised) are now published on the debates site above. We have discontinued the practice of publishing debates on this page. Unrevised debates previously appearing on this page are available here, but will be deleted shortly.


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