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Last updated - 17 Jan 2019, 12.15

There are currently no scheduled meetings for this Committee.

The committee shadows the Department of Education and Skills. It seeks to provide a meaningful input into legislation and policy and ensure Ireland’s education system benefits all of society and is recognised internationally as a top class system.

Date established: 16 Jun 2016

House: 32nd Dáil, 25th Seanad

School transportation

Latest Report

School transportation

The committee has published a report on operation of the school transport scheme. It recommends a full safety audit of all vehicles and also a review of the entire scheme.

Press releases

19 Nov 2018, 11.29

Education Committee to discuss how to boost interest in apprenticeships, traineeships

14 Nov 2018, 15.21

Education Committee to explore ways to increase uptake of apprenticeships, Caranua operations

5 Nov 2018, 16.01

Education and Skills Committee to discuss school construction issues with Education Minister

Recent videos

Tue, 4 Dec 2018

Committee on Education and Skills

2018 Supplementary Estimates for Public Services - Vote 26 (Education and Skills)

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Tue, 20 Nov 2018

Committee on Education and Skills

The uptake of apprenticeships and traineeships (resumed)

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Thu, 15 Nov 2018

Committee on Education and Skills

The uptake of apprenticeships and traineeships

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Recent reports

Fri, 18 Jan 2019

Joint Committee on Education and Skills, Work Programme 2019
Work Programme 2019

Thu, 17 Jan 2019

Annual Report 2018 - Joint Committee on Education and Skills
Joint Committee on Education and Skills - Annual Report 2018

Fri, 23 Nov 2018

Report on Summary of Submissions – Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) (Amendment) Bill 2018
Joint Committee on Education and Skills on report on Summary of Submissions – Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) (Amendment) Bill 2018

Recent documents

Fri, 18 Jan

Joint Committee on Education and Skills, Work Programme 2019

Joint Committee on Education and Skills, Work Programme 2019 (PDF)

Thu, 17 Jan

Annual Report 2018 - Joint Committee on Education and Skills

Annual Report 2018 - Joint Committee on Education and Skills (PDF)

Tue, 4 Dec

Opening Statement, Joe McHugh T.D., Minister for Education and Skills

Opening Statement, Joe McHugh T.D., Minister for Education and Skills (PDF)

Select committee

The select committee comprises only Dáil Members. It meets to consider legislation and Estimates relating to the Department of Education and Skills.

EU scrutiny

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EU scrutiny

All proposed EU legislation in the area of educaion and skills is scrutinized by the committee and decisions are made regarding such proposals.

Committee contact details

Joint Committee on Education and Skills
Leinster House
Kildare Street
Dublin 2
D02 XR20

Clerk to the Committee:
Alan Guidon
(01) 618 3848
(076) 100 1746
educationskills@oireachtas.ie

Press Officer:
Nuala Walsh
(01) 618 3437
(086) 410 0898
nuala.walsh@oireachtas.ie