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

Cyber security

Latest Report

Cyber security

The committee has published a report on cyber security. It sets out 18 recommendations to help protect children and young adults in the digital world.

Press releases

6 Jul 2018, 10.50

TV, advertising regulators to discuss childhood obesity with Children and Youth Affairs Committee

26 Jun 2018, 11.37

Children & Youth Affairs Committee to focus on physical activity & healthy eating in fight against childhood obesity

19 Jun 2018, 17.00

Tusla Chief Executive Fred McBride to appear before Children & Youth Affairs Committee

Recent videos

Wed, 11 Jul 2018

Committee on Children and Youth Affairs

Scrutiny of EU Legislative Proposals

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Wed, 27 Jun 2018

Committee on Children and Youth Affairs

Tackling Childhood Obesity (resumed)

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Wed, 20 Jun 2018

Committee on Children and Youth Affairs

Recent developments relating to TUSLA

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Recent debates

Wed, 27 Jun 2018

Joint Committee

Tackling Childhood Obesity: Discussion (Resumed)

Wed, 20 Jun 2018

Joint Committee

HIQA Report: Engagement with Tusla

Wed, 13 Jun 2018

Joint Committee

Tackling Childhood Obesity: Discussion (Resumed)

Recent reports

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

Thu, 9 Nov 2017

Report on the provision of foster care services in Ireland
Committee on Children and Youth Affairs report on the provision of foster care services in Ireland

Wed, 26 Jul 2017

Report on the Working Conditions of the Early Years Education and Care Sector 2017
Committee on Children and Youth Affairs report on the working conditions of the early years education and care sector 2017

Recent documents

Wed, 11 Jul

Opening statement, Michael O'Keeffe, CEO, Broadcasting Authority of Ireland

Opening statement, Michael O'Keeffe, CEO, Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (PDF)

Wed, 11 Jul

Opening statement, Kevin McPartlan, Director, Food Drink Ireland

Opening statement, Kevin McPartlan, Director, Food Drink Ireland (PDF)

Wed, 11 Jul

Opening statement, Orla Twomey, CEO, Advertising Standards Authority for Ireland

Opening statement, Orla Twomey, CEO, Advertising Standards Authority for Ireland (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:
Shawn Pogatchnik
(01) 618 4203

(086) 701 3295
shawn.pogatchnik@oireachtas.ie