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

Brexit and the Irish housing market

Report

Brexit and the Irish housing market

The Committee on Housing, Planning and Local Government has published a report on the potential impact of Brexit on Ireland's housing market. The report deals with potential population changes, added pressure on our housing stock, barriers to trade and potential tariffs on goods, potential disruption to materials needed for construction and potential increased costs and delays on construction times.

Recent debates

Wed, 13 Mar 2019

Joint Committee On Justice And Equality
Reform of Family Law System: Discussion (Resumed)

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Wed, 13 Mar 2019

Select Committee On Business, Enterprise And Innovation
Message to Dáil

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Wed, 13 Mar 2019

Joint Committee On Children And Youth Affairs
Governance and Child Safeguarding Issues in Scouting Ireland: Tusla and Scouting Ireland

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Wed, 13 Mar 2019

Joint Committee On Health
National Cancer Strategy: Discussion

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Press releases

15 Mar 2019, 17.24

Committee on Transport, Tourism and Sport wishes Ireland’s Special Olympics team well in Abu Dhabi

13 Mar 2019, 10.59

PAC publishes 5th Periodic Report

12 Mar 2019, 14.08

European Union Affairs Committee welcomes EU-UK progress

12 Mar 2019, 13.54

Health Committee to hear from Chair Designate of National Paediatric Hospital

Recent reports

Thu, 21 Mar 2019

Revised report of the Business Committee for 26 - 28 March 2019
Arrangement for business and business schedule for Tuesday to Thursday, 26 - 28 March 2019

Thu, 14 Mar 2019

Report of the Business Committee for 26 - 28 March 2019
Arrangement for business and business schedule for Tuesday to Thursday, 26 - 28 March 2019

Thu, 14 Mar 2019

Annual Report on the operation of the European Union (Scrutiny) Act 2002 - 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2018
Joint Committee on European Union Affairs Annual Report on the operation of the European Union (Scrutiny) Act 2002

Wed, 13 Mar 2019

Second revised report of the Business Committee for 12 - 13 March 2019
Arrangements for business and business schedule for Tuesday to Wednesday, 12 - 13 March 2019

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.