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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 33rd Dáil / 26th Seanad

Covid-19 and mental health services

Latest report

Covid-19 and mental health services

The Sub-Committee on Mental Health has published its interim report on Covid-19 and its effect on mental health services in the community.

The United Nations has warned that Covid-19 risks sparking a significant global mental health crisis and has reported higher than usual levels of symptoms of depression and anxiety across various countries.

The Sub-Committee intends to further explore this issue and publish its final report at the end of the year.

How do Committees scrutinise Government spending?

Scrutiny of Estimates

How do Committees scrutinise Government spending?

Scrutinising Government spending is one of the important functions of Dáil Éireann and its select Committees. Find out more about the process by which Committees scrutinise the Government's annual Estimates for spending on public services.

Recent debates

Thu, 22 Jul 2021

Comhchoiste Na Gaeilge, Na Gaeltachta Agus Phobal Labhartha Na Gaeilge
Seirbhísí Poiblí Dátheangacha: Seirbhís Thithe an Oireachtais

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Wed, 21 Jul 2021

Comhchoiste Na Gaeilge, Na Gaeltachta Agus Phobal Labhartha Na Gaeilge
Cláir Nuachta Gaeilge: Plé

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Tue, 20 Jul 2021

Joint Committee On Agriculture, Food And The Marine
Impact of Peat Shortages on the Horticultural Industry: Discussion

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Thu, 15 Jul 2021

Joint Committee On Agriculture, Food And The Marine
General Scheme of Animal Health and Welfare (Amendment) Bill 2021: Discussion

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Press releases

4 Aug 2021, 10.26

Foilsíonn Comhchoiste Oireachtais tuarascáil ar thuarascáil an Choimisinéara Teanga i dtaca le cur i bhfeidhm moltaí imscrúdaithe faoi Acht na dTeangacha Oifigiúla, 2003 – An Garda Síochána

3 Aug 2021, 15.15

Agriculture Committee resumes debate on issues related to forestry industry with Minister Pippa Hackett

30 Jul 2021, 17.40

Statement following meeting of Dáil Business Committee and Seanad Committee on Parliamentary Privileges and Oversight to discuss letter received from President Higgins

29 Jul 2021, 16.31

Budgetary Oversight Committee publishes its Interim Pre-Budget 2022 Report

Recent reports

Tue, 3 Aug 2021

Tuarascáil an Chomhchoiste ar Thuarascáil an Choimisinéara Teanga
Tuarascáil an Chomhchoiste na Gaeilge, na Gaeltachta agus Phobal Labhartha na Gaeilge ar Thuarascáil an Choimisinéara Teanga: ‘Oifig an Choimisinéara Teanga: Tuarascáil faoi fho-alt 26(5) d’Acht na dTeangacha Oifigiúla, 2003 do Thithe an Oireachtais maidir le cur i bhfeidhm moltaí imscrúduithe a rinneadh faoi fho-alt 21(f) d’Acht na dTeangacha Oifigiúla, 2003 – An Garda Síochána’.

Thu, 29 Jul 2021

Interim Pre-Budget Report 2022
Committee on Budgetary Oversight Interim Pre-Budget Report 2022 July 2021

Thu, 29 Jul 2021

Report on Pre-Budget Submission to the Department of Rural and Community Development
Joint Committee on Social Protection, Community and Rural Development and the Islands Report on Pre-Budget Submission to the Department of Rural and Community Development

Wed, 28 Jul 2021

Interim Report on Covid-19 and its effect on Mental Health Services in the Community
Sub-Committee on Mental Health Interim Report on Covid-19 and its effect on Mental Health Services in the Community

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.