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

Climate action report

Report

Climate action report

The Committee on Climate Action has agreed its report. The report is a response to the Third Report and Recommendations of the Citizens’ Assembly. It also takes account of the stark warning contained in the recent IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C.

Recent debates

Tue, 16 Apr 2019

Joint Committee On Transport, Tourism And Sport
Governance and Funding of Football Association of Ireland: Discussion

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Thu, 11 Apr 2019

Committee Of Public Accounts
Matters Relating to the National Paediatric Hospital Development Board Financial Statements 2017: Professor Chris Fitzpatrick

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Thu, 11 Apr 2019

Joint Committee On The Implementation Of The Good Friday Agreement
Legacy Issues: Commission for Victims and Survivors

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Thu, 11 Apr 2019

Select Committee On Housing, Planning And Local Government
Message to Dáil

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Press releases

17 Apr 2019, 08.31

PAC to examine Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) financial statements

16 Apr 2019, 15.35

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

16 Apr 2019, 11.08

Committee on Climate Action launches final report; calls for action on tackling climate change

16 Apr 2019, 10.15

Justice Committee to hear about the regulation and control of the gambling sector

Recent reports

Tue, 16 Apr 2019

Second revised report of the Business Committee for 16 - 18 April 2019
Arrangement for business and business schedule for Tuesday to Thursday, 16 - 18 April 2019

Fri, 12 Apr 2019

Revised report of the Business Committee for 16 - 18 April 2019
Arrangement for business and business schedule for Tuesday to Thursday, 16 - 18 April 2019

Thu, 11 Apr 2019

Report of the Business Committee for 16 - 18 April 2019
Arrangement for business and business schedule for Tuesday to Thursday, 16 - 18 April 2019

Thu, 11 Apr 2019

Report on the Home School Community Liaison Scheme
Joint Committee on Education and Skills Report on the Home School Community Liaison Scheme

Committee on Budgetary Oversight calls for submissions on pre-budget scrutiny of Budget 2020
Find out more

Any organisation or individual can send a written submission to an Oireachtas committee. Read our submission guidelines for more information.

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.