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

Brexit and the health sector

Report

Brexit and the health sector

The Committee on Health has published its second interim report on the implications of Brexit for the health sector.

The report provides an update on the preparation undertaken by the Department of Health and other associated bodies in mitigating the effects of the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union on the health services of Ireland.

Recent debates

Thu, 20 Jun 2019

Select Committee On Finance, Public Expenditure And Reform, And Taoiseach
Message to Dáil

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Wed, 19 Jun 2019

Joint Committee On Justice And Equality
Direct Provision and the International Protection Application Process: Discussion (Resumed)

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Wed, 19 Jun 2019

Joint Committee On Climate Action
Climate Action Plan: Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment

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Wed, 19 Jun 2019

Joint Committee On Children And Youth Affairs
Impact of Homelessness on Children: Discussion (Resumed)

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Press releases

25 Jun 2019, 10.35

Joint Committee on European Union Affairs to discuss Engagement on alliance-building

25 Jun 2019, 10.20

Climate Action Committee to hear from international cycling experts

24 Jun 2019, 16.55

Committee on Budgetary Oversight to hear from Economists in the context of pre-budget consultation

24 Jun 2019, 15.17

Committee on Business, Enterprise and Innovation to discuss the topic of co-operatives

Recent reports

Fri, 21 Jun 2019

Revised report of the Business Committee for 25 - 27 June 2019
Arrangement for business and business schedule for Tuesday to Thursday, 25 - 27 June 2019

Fri, 21 Jun 2019

Report of the Business Committee for 25 - 27 June 2019
Arrangement for business and business schedule for Tuesday to Thursday, 25 – 27 June 2019

Wed, 19 Jun 2019

Report on Stakeholder Engagement on the Policy Implications of the Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) (Amendment) Bill 2018
Joint Committee on Education and Skills report on Stakeholder Engagement on the Policy Implications of the Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) (Amendment) Bill 2018

Wed, 19 Jun 2019

Second revised report of the Business Committee for 19-20 June 2019
Arrangement for business and business schedule for Wednesday to Thursday, 19 - 20 June 2019

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.

What financial scrutiny do select Committees do?

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What financial scrutiny do select Committees do?

This infographic illustrates the Dáil select Committees and the ministerial Vote groups which each one scrutinises.