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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

Committee on Future of Mental Healthcare publishes second interim report

Members of the Committee on Future of Mental Healthcare at the launch of the second interim report, 26 April 2018

Committee on Future of Mental Healthcare publishes second interim report

The committee has published its second interim report. The report includes a list of recommended actions for the Department of Health and the HSE based on the committee's progress to date.

“Overall, this report shines a light on the glaring inadequacies of the Irish mental health service, and the urgent need for action to be taken, particularly in the areas of primary care, recruitment and funding,” said Senator Joan Freeman, chair of the committee.

Recent debates

Thu, 17 May 2018

Committee on Employment Affairs and Social Protection [Select Committee]

Message to Dáil

Thu, 17 May 2018

Committee of Public Accounts

2016 Financial Statements of the HSE (Resumed)

Wed, 16 May 2018

Committee on Health [Joint Committee]

CervicalCheck Screening Programme: Discussion

Press releases

22 May 2018, 17.46

Housing Committee to examine how local authorities’ waiting lists operate

22 May 2018, 16.49

Flooding on Galway-Limerick rail line to be explored by Rural Development Committee

22 May 2018, 16.18

PAC to hear from four State bodies on lack of submission of draft financial statements for 2017

22 May 2018, 16.11

Psychiatric support in Ireland’s prisons the focus for Committee on Future of Mental Health Care

Recent reports

Thu, 17 May 2018

Revised report of the Business Committee, 22 - 24 May 2018
Arrangements for business and business schedule for Tuesday to Thursday, 22 - 24 May 2018

Thu, 17 May 2018

Report of the Business Committee, 22 - 24 May 2018
Arrangements for business and business schedule for Tuesday to Thursday, 22 - 24 May 2018

Thu, 17 May 2018

South East Action Plan for Jobs: Waterford Engagement
Joint Committee on Business, Enterprise and Innovation report on South East Action Plan for Jobs: Waterford Engagement

Wed, 16 May 2018

Third revised Report of the Business Committee, 15 - 17 May 2018
Arrangements for business and business schedule for Tuesday to Thursday, 15 - 17 May 2018

Submission guidelines

Before you make a submission to an Oireachtas committee, please read our guidelines document. It gives a brief overview of the purpose of submissions and the format you should use when you make a submission.

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.