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 change and sustainability in the agriculture and food sectors

Report

Climate change and sustainability in the agriculture and food sectors

The Committee on Agriculture Food and the Marine has produced a report on climate change and sustainability in the agriculture and food sectors. The report proposes incentives to encourage climate adaptation on farms.

Recent debates

Wed, 17 Oct 2018

Select Committee On Health
Message to Dáil

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Wed, 17 Oct 2018

Joint Committee On Health
New Standard Operating Procedure for Assessment of Need under the Disability Act 2005: Discussion (Resumed)

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Tue, 16 Oct 2018

Joint Committee On Business, Enterprise And Innovation
Irish Membership of CERN: Discussion

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Tue, 16 Oct 2018

Joint Committee On Agriculture, Food And The Marine
EU Directive on Unfair Trading Practices: Discussion

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Press releases

18 Oct 2018, 09.55

Climate Action Committee to hear from Secretary General of the Department of Business, Enterprise & Innovation

17 Oct 2018, 16.01

Minister of State for Defence to brief Foreign Affairs Committee on Ireland's security cooperation with EU partners

17 Oct 2018, 15.35

Finance Committee to examine loan sales to unregulated funds

17 Oct 2018, 12.05

Committee on the Future of Mental Health Care publishes final report

Recent reports

Thu, 18 Oct 2018

Joint Committee on Health, Work Programme 2018-2019

Thu, 18 Oct 2018

Revised report of the Business Committee for 23 - 25 October 2018
Arrangements for business and business schedule for Tuesday to Thursday, 23 - 25 October 2018

Thu, 18 Oct 2018

Report of the Business Committee for 23 - 25 October 2018
Arrangements for business and business schedule for Tuesday to Thursday, 23 - 25 October 2018

Wed, 17 Oct 2018

Final Report, Joint Committee on the Future of Mental Health Care
Joint Committee on the Future of Mental Health Care Final Report

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.