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 33rd Dáil / 26th Seanad

Post-Budget Report

Latest report

Post-Budget Report

The Committee on Budgetary Oversight has published its post-Budget 2022 report.

The report includes a number of observations and recommendations around issues that could have an impact on Budget 2022 as well as improvements for future Budgets.

The Committee has also made a number of comments on the recommendations set out in its pre-Budget reports.

 

Committee on Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth invites submissions on the General Scheme of the Child Care (Amendment) Bill 2021
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If you are interested in responding to a call for submissions to a public consultation, it is important that you read the guidance note.

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, 25 Nov 2021

Select Committee On Finance, Public Expenditure And Reform, And Taoiseach
Business of Select Committee

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Tue, 23 Nov 2021

Select Committee On Agriculture, Food And The Marine
Message to Dáil

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Thu, 18 Nov 2021

Select Committee On Finance, Public Expenditure And Reform, And Taoiseach
Message to Dáil

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Thu, 18 Nov 2021

Committee Of Public Accounts
Business of Committee

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Press releases

30 Nov 2021, 18.14

Health Committee to discuss report into crack cocaine use in Tallaght with representatives

30 Nov 2021, 16.45

Joint Committee on Transport and Communications to meet with Chairperson Designate of Transport Infrastructure Ireland

30 Nov 2021, 16.25

Joint Committee on Tourism, Culture, Arts, Sport and Media to discuss elimination of abuse against referees, officials and players in sport

30 Nov 2021, 12.45

Caighdeán Gaeilge na hArdteistiméireachta agus Gaeilge na nÁbhar Oidí agus na Múinteoirí

Recent reports

Tue, 30 Nov 2021

Second revised report of the Business Committee for 30 November - 3 December 2021
Arrangement for business and business schedule for Tuesday to Thursday, 30 November - 3 December 2021

Mon, 29 Nov 2021

Revised report of the Business Committee for 30 November - 3 December 2021
Arrangement for business and business schedule for Tuesday to Thursday, 30 November - 3 December 2021

Fri, 26 Nov 2021

Report on Visit to Irish Naval Service HQ, Haulbowline, County Cork 8th October, 2021
Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence Report on Visit to Irish Naval Service HQ, Haulbowline, County Cork 8th October, 2021

Fri, 26 Nov 2021

Report of the Business Committee for 30 November - 3 December 2021
Arrangement for business and business schedule for Tuesday to Thursday, 30 November - 3 December 2021

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.