Schedule of meetings

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    Special Committee on Covid-19 Response

    Dail Chamber

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    Dail Chamber

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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

How do Committees scrutinise Government spending?

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How do Committees scrutinise Government spending?

These infographics ilustrate the process by which Committees engage in scrutiny of the Estimates for Public Services. The Estimates set out how most Government spending will provide public services each year.

Recent debates

Tue, 26 May 2020

Special Committee On Covid-19 Response
Congregated Settings: Direct Provision Centres

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Tue, 19 May 2020

Special Committee On Covid-19 Response
Briefing by ICTU, HSA and CIF Representatives on the Reopening of the Construction Industry

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Tue, 12 May 2020

Special Committee On Covid-19 Response
Election of Chairman

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Wed, 18 Dec 2019

Joint Committee On Climate Action
Supporting a Just Transition: Discussion (Resumed)

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Press releases

1 Jun 2020, 15.00

Special Committee on Covid 19 Response to discuss private hospitals and travel

25 May 2020, 14.53

Special Committee on Covid 19 Response to discuss nursing homes and direct provision centres

18 May 2020, 15.56

Special Committee on Covid-19 Response to hear from witnesses over three sessions

11 May 2020, 12.18

Oireachtas Special Committee on Covid-19 Response to meet for first time

Recent reports

Fri, 29 May 2020

Revised report of the Business Committee for 3 - 4 June 2020
Arrangement for business and business schedule for Wednesday and Thursday, 3 - 4 June 2020 and for the Special Committee on Covid-19 Response, Tuesday, 2 June 2020

Thu, 28 May 2020

Report of the Business Committee for 3 - 4 June 2020
Arrangement for business and business schedule for Wednesday and Thursday, 3 - 4 June 2020 and for the Special Committee on Covid-19 Response, Tuesday, 2 June 2020

Wed, 27 May 2020

Revised report of the Business Committee for 27 - 28 May 2020
Arrangement for business and business schedule for Wednesday and Thursday, 27 - 28 May 2020 and for the Special Committee on Covid-19 Response, Tuesday, 26 May 2020

Thu, 21 May 2020

Report of the Business Committee for 27 - 28 May 2020
Arrangement for business and business schedule for Wednesday and Thursday, 27 - 28 May 2020 and for the Special Committee on Covid-19 Response, Tuesday, 26 May 2020

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

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.