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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 32nd Dáil / 25th Seanad

Direct provision and the international protection application process

Members of the Committee with representatives  from the Movement of Asylum Seekers in Ireland (MASI) and the Irish Refugee Council (IRC)

Direct provision and the international protection application process

The Committee on Justice and Equality has published a report on direct provision and the international protection application process. The Committee held a series of public hearings in May and June with stakeholder groups and visited direct provision centres in Mosney and Monaghan. The report concludes that the system needs root and branch reform or, preferably, replacement.

Recent debates

Wed, 18 Dec 2019

Joint Committee On Health
Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Independent Expert Panel Review into Cervical Screening: Discussion

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Wed, 18 Dec 2019

Joint Committee On Transport, Tourism And Sport
Governance and Funding of Football Association of Ireland: Discussion

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Wed, 18 Dec 2019

Joint Committee On Climate Action
Supporting a Just Transition: Discussion (Resumed)

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Wed, 18 Dec 2019

Joint Committee On Children And Youth Affairs
Insurance Cover for Crèches: Discussion

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Press releases

8 Jan 2020, 13.21

Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs, Trade and Defence offers deepest sympathies to Australian Ambassador on devastating impact of bush fires and condolences on loss of life

7 Jan 2020, 12.57

Joint Committee on Children and Youth Affairs extends deadline for written submissions on the General Scheme of a Certain Institutional Burials (Authorised Interventions) Bill

20 Dec 2019, 13.08

Joint Committee on Children and Youth Affairs calls for written submissions on the General Scheme of a Certain Institutional Burials (Authorised Interventions) Bill

18 Dec 2019, 17.09

Business, Enterprise and Innovation Committee moves closer to compelling the Director of Corporate Enforcement to provide submission relating to Fitzpatrick Trial

Recent reports

Mon, 13 Jan 2020

Report on Consultation on Ireland’s final integrated National Energy & Climate Plan 2021 – 2030
Joint Committee on Climate Action Report on Consultation on Ireland’s final integrated National Energy & Climate Plan 2021 – 2030

Thu, 19 Dec 2019

Report of Detailed Scrutiny on Control of Economic Activity (Occupied Territories) Bill 2018
Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade and Defence detailed scrutiny report on Control of Economic Activity (Occupied Territories) Bill 2018

Wed, 18 Dec 2019

Report of the Joint Committee on Scrutiny of the General Scheme of the Land Development Agency Bill 2019
Joint Committee on Housing, Planning and Local Government report of the Joint Committee on Scrutiny of the General Scheme of the Land Development Agency Bill 2019

Tue, 17 Dec 2019

Brexit Progress Report
Final report of the Seanad Special Select Committee on the withdrawal of the UK from the EU looking at how its recommendations from 2017 had been implemented, the progress made in the negotiations between the EU and the UK and preparedness and contingency plans in Ireland for the UK’s withdrawal.

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.

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.