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

Committee on Communications, Climate Action and Environment reports on scrutiny of Waste Reduction Bill 2017

Report

Committee on Communications, Climate Action and Environment reports on scrutiny of Waste Reduction Bill 2017

The Committee on Communications, Climate Action and Environment has completed its detailed scrutiny of the Waste Reduction Bill 2017 [PMB]. The Committee recommends that the Bill proceed to Third Stage, and that any potential drafting deficiencies be addressed during the Committee Stage debate.

Recent debates

Wed, 20 Jun 2018

Committee on Health [Select Committee]

Message to Dáil

Thu, 14 Jun 2018

Committee on Housing, Planning and Local Government [Joint Committee]

General Scheme of the Residential Tenancies (Amendment) Bill 2018: Discussion (Resumed)

Thu, 14 Jun 2018

Committee of Public Accounts

Financial Statements 2016: National Treatment Purchase Fund

Press releases

20 Jun 2018, 15.40

Passport Office to accompany Department of Foreign Affairs at PAC meeting tomorrow

20 Jun 2018, 14.14

Education Committee to examine the management and operations of Caranua

20 Jun 2018, 12.20

Foreign Affairs Committee to discuss latest Christian Aid Tax Report

20 Jun 2018, 12.01

Finance Committee continues hearings on banking sector with AIB CEO

Recent reports

Thu, 21 Jun 2018

Report of the Business Committee, 26 - 28 June 2018
Arrangements for business and business schedule for Tuesday to Thursday, 26 - 28 June 2018

Tue, 19 Jun 2018

Second revised report of the Business Committee, 19 - 21 June 2018
Arrangements for business and business schedule for Tuesday to Thursday, 19 - 21 June 2018

Tue, 19 Jun 2018

Tuarascáil ar Scéim Ghinearálta Bhille na dTeangacha Oifigiúla (Leasú) 2017
Breithniú an Chomhchoiste ar Scéim Ghinearálta Bhille na dTeangacha Oifigiúla (Leasú) 2017

Tue, 19 Jun 2018

Revised report of the Business Committee, 19 - 21 June 2018
Arrangements for business and business schedule for Tuesday to Thursday, 19 - 21 June 2018

Seanad Public Consultation Committee invites submissions on small and medium sized business in Ireland

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.