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Last updated - 15 Oct 2019, 17.15

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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

Apprenticeships and traineeships

latest report

Apprenticeships and traineeships

The Committee has published a report on the uptake of apprenticeships and traineeships. The report makes 13 recommendations, including that a national and persistent promotional campaign be implemented to ensure broad appreciation of the range of apprenticeships available, with an emphasis on encouraging more women to consider the opportunity.

Press releases

26 Sep 2019, 12.30

Joint Oireachtas Education Committee welcomes Slovak Republic’s State Minister of Education

23 Sep 2019, 15.33

Reduced timetables to be discussed at Oireachtas Education Committee

6 Sep 2019, 15.43

Student grants and rising school costs top agenda for Oireachtas Education and Skills Committee meeting

Recent videos

Tue, 24 Sep 2019

Committees

Engagement with Minister for Education & Skills on the Interim Report on Reduced Timetables

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Thu, 12 Sep 2019

Committees

Engagement with Stakeholders on the ‘Eligibility criteria of SUSI’, Engagement with Stakeholders on School Costs

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Tue, 18 Jun 2019

Committees

Engagement with Stakeholders on Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) (Amendment) Bill 2018

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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

Wed, 25 Sep

Report on Hearings Relating to the Uptake of Apprenticeships and Traineeships

Report on Hearings Relating to the Uptake of Apprenticeships and Traineeships (PDF)

Tue, 24 Sep

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

Opening Statement, Minister Joe McHugh, Department of Education and Skills (PDF)

Tue, 24 Sep

Opening Statement, Andrew Brownlee, CEO, SOLAS

Opening Statement, Andrew Brownlee, CEO, SOLAS (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:
Petrina Vousden
+353 (0) 1 618 3437
+353 (0) 85 8745 295
petrina.vousden@oireachtas.ie