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Last updated - 10 Jun 2019, 09.30

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The committee shadows the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation and provides a meaningful input into legislation and policy. It also informs debate on the creation and retention of jobs and promoting enterprise and innovation. The committee was renamed during the Dáil term (26 Sep 2017) and was previously the Committee on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation.

Date established: 26 Sep 2017

House: 32nd Dáil, 25th Seanad

Consumer protection

Latest Report

Consumer protection

The committee has published a report on the scrutiny of the Consumer Protection (Amendment) Bill 2017 [PMB]. The committee supports the aims of the Bill and recommends increased regulation of gift vouchers, particularly around expiry dates.

Press releases

30 May 2019, 14.27

Business, Enterprise and Innovation Committee publishes report on work permits and apprenticeships

9 May 2019, 09.54

Business, Enterprise and Innovation Committee to seek power to compel the Director of Corporate Enforcement to provide submission relating to Fitzpatrick Trial

18 Feb 2019, 15.07

Committee on Business, Enterprise and Innovation to discuss future of ODCE

Recent videos

Tue, 11 Jun 2019

Committee on Business, Enterprise and Innovation

Detailed scrutiny of the Industrial and Provident Societies (Amendment) Bill 2018

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Tue, 28 May 2019

Committee on Business, Enterprise and Innovation


Draft Sectoral Employment Order (Electrical Contracting Sector) 2019

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Wed, 15 May 2019

Committee on Business, Enterprise and Innovation

Draft Sectoral Employment Order (Construction Sector) 2019

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Recent reports

Thu, 30 May 2019

Report on The Role of Apprenticeships and Work Permits in Addressing Ireland’s Skills Needs
Joint Committee on Business, Enterprise and Innovation Report on The Role of Apprenticeships and Work Permits in Addressing Ireland’s Skills Needs

Thu, 25 Apr 2019

Report on Pre-Legislative Scrutiny of the General Scheme of the Industrial Development Bill 2018
Joint Committee on Business, Enterprise and Innovation report on Pre-Legislative Scrutiny of the General Scheme of the Industrial Development (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2018

Thu, 25 Apr 2019

Work Programme 2019, Joint Committee on Business, Enterprise and Innovation
Joint Committee on Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Work Programme January - December 2019

Recent documents

Tue, 11 Jun

Opening statement, Deputy Clare Daly

Opening statement, Deputy Clare Daly (PDF)

Thu, 30 May

Report on The Role of Apprenticeships and Work Permits in Addressing Ireland’s Skills Needs

Report on The Role of Apprenticeships and Work Permits in Addressing Ireland’s Skills Needs (PDF)

Wed, 29 May

Submission, Enterprise Ireland

Submission, Enterprise Ireland (PDF)

Select committee

The select committee comprises only Dáil Members. It meets to consider legislation and Estimates relating to the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation.

EU scrutiny

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EU scrutiny

All proposed EU legislation in the area of business, enterprise and innovation is scrutinized by the committee and decisions are made regarding such proposals.

Committee contact details

Joint Committee on Business, Enterprise and Innovation
Leinster House
Kildare Street
Dublin 2
D02 XR20

Clerk to the Committee:
Martin Hughes
(01) 618 3929
(076) 100 1754
Martin.Hughes@oireachtas.ie

Press Officer:
Alan Neary
(01) 618 4743
(086) 010 7500
alan.neary@oireachtas.ie