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Last updated - 13 Mar 2019, 14.02

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

12 Mar 2019, 11.30

Committee on Children and Youth Affairs to hear from Tusla and Scouting Ireland

26 Feb 2019, 10.05

Committee on Children and Youth Affairs to hear from new Chair of Tusla

18 Feb 2019, 10.24

Committee on Children and Youth Affairs to discuss the potential impact of Brexit on young people

Recent videos

Wed, 13 Mar 2019

Committee on Children and Youth Affairs

Engagement with Representatives of Tusla, in relation to Scouting Ireland Governance and Child Protection Policy

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Wed, 6 Mar 2019

Committee on Children and Youth Affairs

2019 Revised Estimates for Public Services - Vote 40

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Wed, 27 Feb 2019

Committee on Children and Youth Affairs

Engagement with Mr. Pat Rabbitte, Chairperson Designate, Tusla, to discuss his appointment and his strategic priorities for his term of office

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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, 13 Mar

Opening statement, Adrian Tennant, Chair of Scouting Ireland’s Board of Directors, Scouting Ireland

Opening statement, Adrian Tennant, Chair of Scouting Ireland’s Board of Directors, Scouting Ireland ()

Wed, 13 Mar

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

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

Wed, 6 Mar

Opening statement, Josepha Madigan, Minister at the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht

Opening statement, Josepha Madigan, Minister at the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht (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:
Alan Neary
(01) 618 4743
(086) 010 7500
alan.neary@oireachtas.ie