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Last updated - 17 Jan 2019, 12.15

There are currently no scheduled meetings for this Committee.

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

19 Dec 2018, 18.00

Children and Youth Affairs Committee calls on Minister to provide sight of Oberstown report

14 Dec 2018, 17.39

Children and Youth Affairs Committee to discuss Oberstown operational review

21 Nov 2018, 13.47

Children and Youth Affairs Committee calls alleged historical abuse cases in Scouting Ireland disturbing

Recent videos

Tue, 18 Dec 2018

Committee on Children and Youth Affairs

Oberstown Children Detention Campus operational review report

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Thu, 29 Nov 2018

Committee on Children and Youth Affairs

2018 Supplementary Estimates for Public Services - Vote 40

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Wed, 21 Nov 2018

Committee on Children and Youth Affairs

Governance Issues in Scouting Ireland

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Recent reports

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

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

Recent documents

Tue, 18 Dec

Opening statement, Minister Katherine Zappone, Department of Children and Youth Affairs

Opening statement, Minister Katherine Zappone, Department of Children and Youth Affairs (PDF)

Thu, 29 Nov

Opening statement, Dr Katherine Zappone TD, Minister, Department of Children and Youth Affairs

Opening statement, Dr Katherine Zappone TD, Minister, Department of Children and Youth Affairs (PDF)

Wed, 21 Nov

Opening statement, Aisling Kelly, Non Executive Director of Scouting Ireland and Interim Chair of the Board, Scouting Ireland

Opening statement, Aisling Kelly, Non Executive Director of Scouting Ireland and Interim Chair of the Board, Scouting 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