14 Jan 2020

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

Date dissolved: 14 Jan 2020

House: 32nd Dáil, 25th Seanad

Press releases

26 Nov 2019, 16.18

Education Committee to defer consideration of Retention of Records Bill

25 Nov 2019, 12.35

Education Committee to discuss proposed legislation on redress bodies' records

24 Oct 2019, 12.35

Oireachtas Education Committee welcomes Romanian delegation to Leinster House

Recent videos

Tue, 17 Dec 2019

Committee on Education and Skills (32nd Dáil)

Engagement with Mr. Patrick Malone, Chairperson Designate, of the Governing Body of Dundalk Institute of Technology and Mr. Sean Aylward, Chairperson Designate, SOLAS

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Thu, 12 Dec 2019

Committee on Education and Skills (32nd Dáil)

2019 Supplementary Estimates for Public Services - Vote 26 (Education and Skills)

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Thu, 5 Dec 2019

Committee on Education and Skills (32nd Dáil)

Motion on Universities Act 1997 (section 54(3)) (University Authorisation) Order 2019

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Recent reports

Wed, 25 Sep 2019

Report on Hearings Relating to the Uptake of Apprenticeships and Traineeships
Joint Committee on Education and Skills report on hearings relating to the uptake of apprenticeships and traineeships

Thu, 4 Jul 2019

Interim Report on the Committee’s Examination on the Current Use of Reduced Timetables
Joint Committee on Education and Skills Interim Report on the Committee’s Examination on the Current Use of Reduced Timetables

Thu, 4 Jul 2019

Report on Committee’s examination of School Costs, School Facilities and Teaching Principals
Joint Committee on Education and Skills Report on Committee’s examination of School Costs, School Facilities and Teaching Principal

Recent documents

Tue, 17 Dec

Opening Statement, Patrick Malone, Chairperson Designate, Dundalk Institute of Technology

Opening Statement, Patrick Malone, Chairperson Designate, Dundalk Institute of Technology (PDF)

Tue, 17 Dec

Opening Statement, Sean Aylward, Chairperson Designate, SOLAS

Opening Statement, Sean Aylward, Chairperson Designate, SOLAS (PDF)

Thu, 12 Dec

Opening Statement, Minister Joe McHugh, Department of Education and Skills

Opening Statement, Minister Joe McHugh, Department of 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:
Dervila Flynn
(01) 618 3848
(076) 100 1746
educationskills@oireachtas.ie

Press Officer:
Petrina Vousden
+353 (0) 1 618 3437
+353 (0) 85 8745 295
petrina.vousden@oireachtas.ie