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

CERN - the case for Irish membership

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CERN - the case for Irish membership

The Committee on Business, Enterprise and Innovation has published a report on the case for Irish membership of CERN, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research.

The report recommends Ireland seek associate membership of CERN as soon as possible and that efforts be made to fund the annual associate membership fee from within the Business, Enterprise and Innovation Vote.

Recent debates

Thu, 5 Dec 2019

Committee Of Public Accounts
National Paediatric Hospital Development Board: Financial Statements 2018

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Wed, 4 Dec 2019

Select Committee On Transport, Tourism And Sport
Message to Dáil

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Wed, 4 Dec 2019

Committee On Public Petitions
Decisions on Public Petitions Received

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Wed, 4 Dec 2019

Select Committee On Health
Message to Dáil

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Press releases

4 Dec 2019, 17.11

Joint Committee on Housing, Planning and Local Government to meet with Minister English to discuss Report of the Expert Group on Traveller Accommodation

4 Dec 2019, 16.30

Joint Committee on Employment Affairs and Social Protection to resume discussion on Bogus Self-Employment

4 Dec 2019, 16.09

PAC to examine financial statements of the National Paediatric Hospital Development Board and matters related to Primary Care Centres

4 Dec 2019, 09.48

Committee on Budgetary Oversight to meet Irish Fiscal Advisory Council tomorrow

Recent reports

Thu, 5 Dec 2019

Report of the Business Committee for 10 - 12 December 2019
Arrangement for business and business schedule for Tuesday to Thursday, 10 - 12 December 2019

Mon, 2 Dec 2019

Report of Detailed Scrutiny of the Industrial and Provident Societies (Amendment) Bill 2018 [PMB]
Joint Committee on Business, Enterprise and Innovation report on Detailed Scrutiny of the Industrial and Provident Societies (Amendment) Bill 2018 [PMB]

Mon, 2 Dec 2019

Second revised report of the Business Committee for 3 - 5 December 2019
Arrangement for business and business schedule for Tuesday to Thursday, 3 - 5 December 2019

Thu, 28 Nov 2019

Revised report of the Business Committee for 3 - 5 December 2019
Arrangement for business and business schedule for Tuesday to Thursday, 3 - 5 December 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 Committee 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.