Schedule of meetings

About committees

Oireachtas committees advise the Houses of the Oireachtas on a range of specific areas. Committee members include TDs, Senators or both. Committees receive submissions and presentations from members of the public, interest groups and Government Departments. Their public meetings are broadcast live and recorded and they may publish reports on specific issues. Committees also scrutinise Government expenditure and debate proposed legislation.

Committees 32nd Dáil / 25th Seanad

Childhood obesity

Report

Childhood obesity

The Committee on Children and Youth Affairs has published a report on tackling childhood obesity. It sets out 20 recommendations to help schools, communities and families make healthier choices for Ireland’s young people.

Recent debates

Wed, 19 Dec 2018

Joint Committee On Climate Action

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Wed, 19 Dec 2018

Joint Committee On Health
General Scheme of Assisted Human Reproduction Bill 2017: Discussion (Resumed)

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Tue, 18 Dec 2018

Joint Committee On Children And Youth Affairs
Oberstown Children Detention Campus: Minister for Children and Youth Affairs

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Tue, 18 Dec 2018

Joint Committee On Agriculture, Food And The Marine
Suckler Beef Sector: Discussion with Irish Farmers Association

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Press releases

14 Jan 2019, 17.58

Budgetary Oversight Committee to discuss IFAC report on Budget 2019, Brexit with Finance Minister

19 Dec 2018, 18.00

Children and Youth Affairs Committee calls on Minister to provide sight of Oberstown report

18 Dec 2018, 12.50

Health Committee to resume PLS on General Scheme of the Assisted Human Reproduction Bill

17 Dec 2018, 14.17

Coiste na Gaeilge chun Seirbhísí Gaeilge a phlé le Tusla

Recent reports

Tue, 15 Jan 2019

Third revised report of the Business Committee for 15 - 17 January 2019
Arrangements for business and business schedule for Tuesday to Thursday, 15 - 17 January 2019

Tue, 15 Jan 2019

Second revised report of the Business Committee for 15 - 17 January 2019
Arrangements for business and business schedule for Tuesday to Thursday, 15 - 17 January 2019

Fri, 11 Jan 2019

Revised report of the Business Committee for 15 - 17 January 2019
Arrangements for business and business schedule for Tuesday to Thursday, 15 - 17 January 2019

Wed, 19 Dec 2018

Revised report of the Business Committee for 18 - 19 December 2018
Arrangements for business and business schedule for Tuesday to Wednesday, 18 - 19 December 2018

Scrutiny of EU legislation

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Scrutiny of EU legislation

What happens when the EU proposes new legislation for member states? This infographic outlines how the Oireachtas reviews and responds to such proposals.

Parliamentary inquiries

A number of parliamentary inquiries have been conducted by the Houses of the Oireachtas. The reports of these parliamentary inquiries have been laid before the Houses of the Oireachtas.

Archive

The current, 32nd, Dáil Éireann held its first sitting on 10 March 2016.

To find a report published by a committee of a previous Dáil, search the Oireachtas Library & Research Service catalogue. There, you will find all committee reports and other documents laid before the Houses of the Oireachtas.

If you are interested in what was said at a public meeting of a committee, visit the committee debates page and search by date.

For other information about committees of the 31st Dáil, which sat from March 2011 to February 2016, you could browse the archive of committees of the 31st Dáil.

Glossary

Do you know your standing committees from your joint committees from your select committees? Decode parliamentary jargon with our A to Z guide.

What are standing committees?

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What are standing committees?

Standing committees are established by standing orders of the Oireachtas and fulfill functions that are required by every parliament, such as the scrutiny of public accounts.

What is the difference between select and joint committees?

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What is the difference between select and joint committees?

A select committees includes members from either the Dáil or the Seanad, but not both. A joint committee has members from both Dáil and Seanad.