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Last updated - 14 May 2018, 10.31

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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

Island schools

Latest Report

Island schools

The committee has published a report on the challenges facing island schools. The report recommends the State increase its support to island schools to help them face their unique circumstances.

Press releases

14 May 2018, 11.24

Education Committee continues review of relationships and sexuality education

30 Apr 2018, 14.54

Education Committee to focus on Review of Relationships and Sexuality Education (RSE)

16 Apr 2018, 11.02

Education Committee to focus on delivery of Schools Building Programme

Recent videos

Tue, 15 May 2018

Committee on Education and Skills

Review of Relationships and Sexuality Education (RSE) (resumed)

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Tue, 1 May 2018

Committee on Education and Skills

Review of Relationships and Sexuality Education (RSE)

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Tue, 24 Apr 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 (resumed)

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Recent debates

Tue, 1 May 2018

Joint Committee

Relationships and Sexuality Education: Discussion

Tue, 24 Apr 2018

Joint Committee

Teacher Recruitment: Discussion (Resumed)

Tue, 17 Apr 2018

Joint Committee

Schools Building Programme Delays: Discussion

Recent reports

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

Thu, 9 Nov 2017

Report on scrutiny of education Bills
Joint Committee on Education and Skills report on scrutiny of the Education (Amendment) Bill 2015 [PMB] and the General Scheme of the Education (Parent and Student Charter) Bill 2016

Recent documents

Wed, 16 May

Opening statement, Rachael Treanor,

Opening statement, Rachael Treanor, (PDF)

Wed, 16 May

Opening statement, Sarah Lennon, Inclusion Ireland

Opening statement, Sarah Lennon, Inclusion Ireland (PDF)

Wed, 16 May

Opening statement, Alex Cooney, CEO, CyberSafe Ireland

Opening statement, Alex Cooney, CEO, CyberSafe Ireland (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