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

Committee on Communications, Climate Action and Environment reports on scrutiny of Waste Reduction Bill 2017


Committee on Communications, Climate Action and Environment reports on scrutiny of Waste Reduction Bill 2017

The Committee on Communications, Climate Action and Environment has completed its detailed scrutiny of the Waste Reduction Bill 2017 [PMB]. The Committee recommends that the Bill proceed to Third Stage, and that any potential drafting deficiencies be addressed during the Committee Stage debate.

Recent debates

Thu, 12 Jul 2018

Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, and Taoiseach [Select Committee]

Business of Select Committee

Thu, 5 Jul 2018

Committee of Public Accounts

Vote 38 - Department of Health

Tue, 3 Jul 2018

Committee on Communications, Climate Action and Environment [Joint Committee]

Scrutiny of Petroleum and Other Mineral Development (Amendment) (Climate Energy Measures) Bill 2018: Discussion

Press releases

12 Jul 2018, 14.44

Caroline Dwyer, mother of Irishman slain in Bolivia in 2009, meets Foreign Affairs Committee

12 Jul 2018, 14.22

No tolls and further reduced rate of motor tax recommended to accelerate uptake of electric cars - Climate Action and Environment Committee report

12 Jul 2018, 12.15

Working arrangements in Irish film industry need to be made more secure – Committee Report

12 Jul 2018, 11.37

Agriculture Committee proposes incentives to encourage farms to adapt to Climate Change

Recent reports

Thu, 12 Jul 2018

Climate Change and Sustainability in the Agriculture and Food Sectors
Joint Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine report on climate change and sustainability in the agriculture and food sectors

Thu, 12 Jul 2018

Report on Decarbonising Domestic Transport - E-Cars
Joint Committee on Communications, Climate Action and Environment report on decarbonising domestic transport - e-cars

Thu, 12 Jul 2018

Development and Working Conditions in the Irish Film Industry
Joint Committee on Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht report on development and working conditions in the Irish film industry

Wed, 11 Jul 2018

Report on the Cost of Doing Business
Joint Committee on Business, Enterprise and Innovation report on the cost of doing business

Seanad Public Consultation Committee invites submissions on small and medium sized business in Ireland

Submission guidelines

Before you make a submission to an Oireachtas committee, please read our guidelines document. It gives a brief overview of the purpose of submissions and the format you should use when you make a submission.

Scrutiny of EU legislation


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.


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.


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.