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

Apprenticeships and traineeships

Report

Apprenticeships and traineeships

The Joint Committee on Education and Skills has published a report on the uptake of apprenticeships and traineeships.

The report makes 13 recommendations, including that a national and persistent promotional campaign be implemented to ensure broad appreciation of the range of apprenticeships available, with an emphasis on encouraging more women to consider the opportunity. The Committee also recommends Ireland bid to host WorldSkills to boost the image of apprenticeships in the country generally.

Recent debates

Wed, 16 Oct 2019

Joint Committee On Health
Workforce Planning in the Irish Health Sector: Discussion (Resumed)

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Tue, 15 Oct 2019

Joint Committee On Business, Enterprise And Innovation
Corporate Social Responsibility Stakeholder Forum: Discussion

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Tue, 15 Oct 2019

Joint Committee On Housing, Planning And Local Government
General Scheme of the Land Development Agency Bill 2019: Discussion (Resumed)

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Tue, 15 Oct 2019

Joint Committee On Communications, Climate Action And Environment
Gas Networks Ireland's Vision 2050: Discussion

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Press releases

17 Oct 2019, 14.58

Chair of Oireachtas Communications Committee welcomes return of Longwave radio service

16 Oct 2019, 18.01

Committee on Rural and Community Development welcomes road repair fund review

16 Oct 2019, 16.59

Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs, Trade and Defence to discuss access to quality education for girls in developing countries

16 Oct 2019, 14.59

PAC to meet with Officials from Caranua

Recent reports

Thu, 17 Oct 2019

Report of the Business Committee for 22 - 24 October 2019
Arrangement for business and business schedule for Tuesday to Thursday, 22 - 24 October 2019

Wed, 16 Oct 2019

Second revised Report of the Business Committee for 15 - 17 October 2019
Arrangement for business and business schedule for Tuesday to Thursday, 15 - 17 October 2019

Mon, 14 Oct 2019

Revised Report of the Business Committee for 15 - 17 October 2019
Arrangement for business and business schedule for Tuesday to Thursday, 15 - 17 October 2019

Fri, 11 Oct 2019

Report on Scrutiny of the Urban Regeneration and Housing (Amendment) Bill 2019 [PMB]
Joint Committee on Housing, Planning and Local Government Report on Scrutiny of the Urban Regeneration and Housing (Amendment) Bill 2019 [PMB]

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.