The committee's remit involves scrutinising the work of the Department of Children and Youth Affairs and key stakeholders in promoting the interests of children and young people.

Date established: 16 Jun 2016

House: 32nd Dáil, 25th Seanad

Childhood obesity

Latest Report

Childhood obesity

The committee 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.

Press releases

7 May 2019, 10.40

Joint Committee on Children and Youth Affairs to hear from Children’s Rights Alliance and Women's Aid

9 Apr 2019, 11.53

Joint Committee on Children and Youth Affairs to discuss recruitment and retention of social workers

26 Mar 2019, 13.02

Committee on Children and Youth Affairs to discuss the Recruitment and Retention of Social Workers

Recent videos

Wed, 15 May 2019

Committee on Children and Youth Affairs

Update on the LGBTI+ Youth Strategy

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Wed, 8 May 2019

Committee on Children and Youth Affairs

Representatives of Women's Aid to discuss Women's Aid Impact Report 2018


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Wed, 10 Apr 2019

Committee on Children and Youth Affairs

Representatives of Department of Social Sciences IT Sligo on the topic of the recruitment and retention of social workers

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Recent reports

Fri, 1 Feb 2019

Joint Committee on Children and Youth Affairs, Work Programme 2019
Work Programme 2019

Wed, 14 Nov 2018

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

Thu, 29 Mar 2018

Report on Cyber Security for Children and Young Adults
Committee on Children and Youth Affairs report on cyber security for children and young adults

Recent documents

Wed, 15 May

Opening Statement, Minister Katherine Zappone, Dept of Children and Youth Affairs

Opening Statement, Minister Katherine Zappone, Dept of Children and Youth Affairs (PDF)

Wed, 8 May

Opening statement, Tanya Ward, Chief Executive, Edel Quinn, Legal Research and Public Policy Manager, Children’s Rights Alliance

Opening statement, Tanya Ward, Chief Executive, Edel Quinn, Legal Research and Public Policy Manager, Children’s Rights Alliance (PDF)

Wed, 8 May

Opening statement, Margaret Martin, Director, Ursula Regan, Chair, Women’s Aid

Opening statement, Margaret Martin, Director, Ursula Regan, Chair, Women’s Aid (PDF)

Select committee

The select committee comprises only Dáil Members. It meets to consider legislation and Estimates relating to the Department of Children and Youth Affairs.

EU scrutiny

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EU scrutiny

All proposed EU legislation in the area of children and youth affairs is scrutinized by the committee and decisions are made regarding such proposals.

Committee contact details

Joint Committee on Children and Youth Affairs
Leinster House
Kildare Street
Dublin 2
D02 XR20

Clerk to the Committee:
Aileen Fallon
(01) 618 3843

(076) 100 1756

children@oireachtas.ie

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