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

Childhood obesity

Report

Childhood obesity

The Committee on Children and Youth Affairs has published a report on tackling childhood obesity. It sets out 20 recommendations to help schools, communities and families make healthier choices for Ireland’s young people.

Recent debates

Thu, 8 Nov 2018

Committee Of Public Accounts
Matters related to Medical Negligence, Open Disclosure, Cervical Cancer and Thalidomide Litigation

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Thu, 8 Nov 2018

Select Committee On Health
Message to Dáil

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Thu, 8 Nov 2018

Joint Committee On Employment Affairs And Social Protection
Bogus Self-Employment: Discussion

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Thu, 8 Nov 2018

Joint Committee On The Implementation Of The Good Friday Agreement
North-South Implementation Bodies: Waterways Ireland and Loughs Agency

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Press releases

19 Nov 2018, 17.21

Children and Youth Affairs Committee to assess governance of Scouting Ireland

19 Nov 2018, 14.50

An Roinn Leanaí agus Gnóthaí Óige chun faisnéis a thabhairt do Choiste na Gaeilge faoi bhearta chun tacú le teaghlaigh Ghaeltachta

19 Nov 2018, 14.49

Department of Children and Youth Affairs to brief Irish Language Committee on measures to support Gaeltacht families

19 Nov 2018, 14.08

Agriculture Committee to resume discussion of impact of Brexit on agri-food

Recent reports

Thu, 15 Nov 2018

Revised report of the Business Committee for 20 - 22 November 2018
Arrangements for business and business schedule for Tuesday to Thursday, 20 - 22 November 2018

Thu, 15 Nov 2018

Report of the Business Committee for 20 - 22 November 2018
Arrangements for business and business schedule for Tuesday to Thursday, 20 - 22 November 2018

Wed, 14 Nov 2018

Report on Tackling Childhood Obesity
Joint Committee on Children and Youth Affairs Report on Tackling Childhood Obesity

Wed, 14 Nov 2018

Accessibility of Public Transport for People with Disabilities
Joint Committee on Transport, Tourism and Sport report on accessibility of public transport for people with disabilities

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.