Next meeting:

Last updated - 16 Nov 2018, 16.47

21 Nov 2018, 09.30

 The Joint Committee on Children and Youth Affairs will meet in Committee Room 1, 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

19 Nov 2018, 17.21

Children and Youth Affairs Committee to assess governance of Scouting Ireland

15 Nov 2018, 10.00

Children and Youth Affairs Committee publishes Report on Tackling Childhood Obesity

8 Oct 2018, 16.47

Child obesity: Children and Youth Affairs Committee to discuss fast food and play areas near schools

Recent videos

Thu, 15 Nov 2018

Committee on Children and Youth Affairs

Report Launch: Report on Tackling Childhood Obesity

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Wed, 10 Oct 2018

Committee on Children and Youth Affairs

Childhood Obesity (resumed)

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Wed, 26 Sep 2018

Committee on Children and Youth Affairs

Tackling Childhood Obesity (resumed)

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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

Wed, 14 Nov

Report on Tackling Childhood Obesity

Report on Tackling Childhood Obesity (PDF)

Wed, 10 Oct

Opening statement, Colin Ryan, Senior Planning Advisor, Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government

Opening statement, Colin Ryan, Senior Planning Advisor, Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government (PDF)

Wed, 10 Oct

Opening statement, Joan Martin, Chief Executive, Louth County Council

Opening statement, Joan Martin, Chief Executive, Louth County Council (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