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Last updated - 13 Aug 2019, 16.15

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

26 Jul 2019, 15.29

Tusla and Department of Children and Youth Affairs officials due before Joint Oireachtas Committee following RTÉ crèche investigation.

8 Jul 2019, 15.55

Tusla to appear before Oireachtas Children and Youths Affairs hearing on homelessness

18 Jun 2019, 18.10

Committee on Children and Youth Affairs to hear from Ombudsman for Children on impact of homelessness on children

Recent videos

Wed, 31 Jul 2019

Committee on Children and Youth Affairs

Discussion on issues arising from the recent RTE "Primetime Investigates" programme on child care facilities

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Tue, 9 Jul 2019

Committee on Children and Youth Affairs

Any other business, The impact of homelessness on children

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Wed, 19 Jun 2019

Committee on Children and Youth Affairs

The impact of homelessness on children (resumed)

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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, 31 Jul

Opening statement, Pat Smyth, Interim Chief Executive, Tusla

Opening statement, Pat Smyth, Interim Chief Executive, Tusla (PDF)

Wed, 31 Jul

Opening statement, Bernie McNally, Assistant Secretary, Department of Children and Youth Affairs

Opening statement, Bernie McNally, Assistant Secretary, Department of Children and Youth Affairs (PDF)

Tue, 9 Jul

Opening statement, Mary Hurley, Assistant Secretary, Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government

Opening statement, Mary Hurley, Assistant Secretary, Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government (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
+353 (0) 85 8745 295
petrina.vousden@oireachtas.ie