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

Climate change and sustainability in the agriculture and food sectors

Report

Climate change and sustainability in the agriculture and food sectors

The Committee on Agriculture Food and the Marine has produced a report on climate change and sustainability in the agriculture and food sectors. The report proposes incentives to encourage climate adaptation on farms.

Recent debates

Thu, 20 Sep 2018

Committee Of Public Accounts
Comptroller and Auditor General Special Report No. 102: National Asset Management Agency Second Progress Report

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Wed, 19 Sep 2018

Joint Committee On Justice And Equality
General Scheme of the Thirty-eighth Amendment of the Constitution (Role of Women) Bill: Discussion

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Wed, 19 Sep 2018

Joint Committee On Health
Licensing of Abortion Medication: Health Products Regulatory Authority

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Tue, 18 Sep 2018

Committee On Budgetary Oversight
Priorities for Budget 2019: Discussion (Resumed)

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Press releases

20 Sep 2018, 15.40

Need for greater transparency in Budget process - Budgetary Oversight Committee report

19 Sep 2018, 15.49

NAMA to face questioning from PAC on its loan sales and housing delivery

19 Sep 2018, 14.44

Climate Action Committee to focus on energy generation as it continues hearings on Citizens’ Assembly Report

18 Sep 2018, 16.54

Education Committee welcomes the EU Contest for Young Scientist representatives to Leinster House

Recent reports

Thu, 20 Sep 2018

Revised report of the Business Committee for 25 - 27 September 2018
Arrangements for business and business schedule for Tuesday to Thursday, 25 - 27 September 2018

Thu, 20 Sep 2018

Final Pre-Budget Report
Committee on Budgetary Oversight final pre-budget report

Thu, 20 Sep 2018

Report of the Business Committee for 25 - 27 September 2018
Arrangements for business and business schedule for Tuesday to Thursday, 25 - 27 September 2018

Tue, 18 Sep 2018

Second revised report of the Business Committee for 18 - 20 September 2018
Arrangements for business and business schedule for Tuesday to Thursday, 18 - 20 September 2018

Committee on Education and Skills invites submissions on the Qualification and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) (Amendment) Bill 2018.
Find out more

Any organisation or individual can send a written submission to an Oireachtas committee. Read our submission guidelines for more information.

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.