Next meeting:

Last updated - 17 Jun 2019, 11.13

19 Jun 2019, 10.00

 The Joint Committee on Children and Youth Affairs will meet in CR1, LH2000.

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

10 Jun 2019, 14.10

Joint Committee on Children and Youth Affairs to hear from Focus Ireland on the impact of Homelessness on Children

28 May 2019, 11.05

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

7 May 2019, 10.40

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

Recent videos

Tue, 11 Jun 2019

Committee on Children and Youth Affairs

Representatives of Focus Ireland to discuss the impact of homelessness on children

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Tue, 28 May 2019

Committee on Children and Youth Affairs

Representatives of Fórsa on the topic of the recruitment and retention of social workers (resumed)

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Wed, 15 May 2019

Committee on Children and Youth Affairs

Update on the LGBTI+ Youth Strategy

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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

Tue, 11 Jun

Opening Statement, Mike Allen, Director of Advocacy, Focus Ireland

Opening Statement, Mike Allen, Director of Advocacy, Focus Ireland (PDF)

Tue, 28 May

Opening statement, Éamonn Donnelly, Head of Division – Health and Welfare, Fórsa

Opening statement, Éamonn Donnelly, Head of Division – Health and Welfare, Fórsa (PDF)

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)

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:
Petrina Vousden
+353 (0) 1 618 3437
petrina.vousden@oireachtas.ie