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Last updated - 21 Sep 2018, 15.51

25 Sep 2018, 15.30

The Joint Committee on Education and Skills will meet in CR2 LH2000.

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

Committee on Education and Skills invites submissions on the Qualification and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) (Amendment) Bill 2018.
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Tackling childhood obesity

Latest Report

Tackling childhood obesity

The committee has published a report on tackling childhood obesity. It highlights parental involvement but also suggests measures that schools could take to promote healthy lifestyles and nutrition, coupled with the provision of physical education.

Press releases

18 Sep 2018, 16.54

Education Committee welcomes the EU Contest for Young Scientist representatives to Leinster House

27 Aug 2018, 14.20

Education and Skills Committee to examine parental costs, crowded classrooms, principal pressures as new term begins

11 Jul 2018, 11.55

Education Committee Report calls for ban on vending machines in schools to counteract obesity

Recent videos

Thu, 30 Aug 2018

Committee on Education and Skills

School costs, school facilities and related matters (resumed)

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Wed, 29 Aug 2018

Committee on Education and Skills

School costs, school facilities and related matters

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Tue, 10 Jul 2018

Committee on Education and Skills

The apparent shortage of substitute teachers throughout the State and issues related to the recruitment and retention of teachers

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Recent reports

Wed, 11 Jul 2018

Report on tackling of obesity and the promotion of healthy eating in schools
Joint Committee on Education and Skills report on tackling of obesity and the promotion of healthy eating in schools

Tue, 27 Feb 2018

Report on Challenges Facing Island Schools
Committee on Education and Skills report on challenges facing island schools

Fri, 26 Jan 2018

Work programme 2018
Joint Committee on Education and Skills, Work Programme 2018

Recent documents

Thu, 30 Aug

Opening Statement, Geoffrey Browne, The National Parents Council Post Primary

Opening Statement, Geoffrey Browne, The National Parents Council Post Primary (PDF)

Thu, 30 Aug

Opening statement, Seamus Mulcronry, General Secretary, Catholic Primary Schools Management Association (CPSMA)

Opening statement, Seamus Mulcronry, General Secretary, Catholic Primary Schools Management Association (CPSMA) (PDF)

Thu, 30 Aug

Opening statement, Dr. Michael Redmond, Director of Research and Development, Joint Managerial Body (JMB)

Opening statement, Dr. Michael Redmond, Director of Research and Development, Joint Managerial Body (JMB) (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