Next meeting:

Last updated - 15 Jun 2018, 16.45

20 Jun 2018, 14.00

 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

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

12 Jun 2018, 12.45

GAA to present ideas on combatting childhood obesity to Children & Youth Affairs Committee

28 May 2018, 16.14

Healthy eating advocates to discuss rising childhood obesity at Children and Youth Affairs Committee

15 May 2018, 18.56

Teacher, parent groups to discuss rising childhood obesity at Children and Youth Affairs Committee

Recent videos

Wed, 13 Jun 2018

Committee on Children and Youth Affairs

Tackling Childhood Obesity (resumed)

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Wed, 30 May 2018

Committee on Children and Youth Affairs

Tackling Childhood Obesity (resumed)

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Wed, 16 May 2018

Committee on Children and Youth Affairs

Tackling Childhood Obesity (resumed)

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Recent debates

Wed, 13 Jun 2018

Joint Committee

Tackling Childhood Obesity: Discussion (Resumed)

Wed, 30 May 2018

Joint Committee

Tackling Childhood Obesity: Discussion

Wed, 16 May 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, 13 Jun

Opening statement, Colin Regan, Community & Health Manager, GAA

Opening statement, Colin Regan, Community & Health Manager, GAA (PDF)

Wed, 16 May

Opening statement, Geoffrey Browne, National Parents Council Post Primary

Opening statement, Geoffrey Browne, National Parents Council Post Primary (PDF)

Wed, 16 May

Opening statement, Tomás Ó Ruairc, Director, The Teaching Council of Ireland

Opening statement, Tomás Ó Ruairc, Director, The Teaching Council of 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 3848
children@oireachtas.ie

Press Officer:
Shawn Pogatchnik
(01) 618 4203

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