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Last updated - 17 Jun 2019, 11.05

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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

Inequality

Latest Report

Inequality

The Committee has published a report on inequality, disadvantage and barriers to the education system.

Press releases

17 Jun 2019, 16.30

Joint Committee on Education and Skills engages with stakeholders on Quality Assurance (Education and Training) (Amendment) Bill 2018

29 May 2019, 09.35

Joint Committee on Education and Skills to examine the use of Reduced Timetables in schools

8 Apr 2019, 15.45

Joint Committee on Education and Skills to examine the status of non-teaching staff in schools

Recent videos

Tue, 18 Jun 2019

Committee on Education and Skills

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

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Thu, 13 Jun 2019

Committee on Education and Skills

Engagement with Stakeholders on Reduced Timetables (Resumed)

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Thu, 30 May 2019

Committee on Education and Skills

Engagement with Stakeholders on Reduced Timetables

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Recent reports

Wed, 19 Jun 2019

Report on Stakeholder Engagement on the Policy Implications of the Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) (Amendment) Bill 2018
Joint Committee on Education and Skills report on Stakeholder Engagement on the Policy Implications of the Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) (Amendment) Bill 2018

Wed, 5 Jun 2019

Report on Education inequality & disadvantage and Barriers to Education
Joint Committee on Education and Skills Report on Education inequality & disadvantage and Barriers to Education

Fri, 31 May 2019

Report on the Delivery of Services for Students with Down Syndrome
Joint Committee on Education and Skills Report on the Delivery of Services for Students with Down Syndrome

Recent documents

Wed, 19 Jun

Report on Stakeholder Engagement on the Policy Implications of the Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) (Amendment) Bill 2018

Report on Stakeholder Engagement on the Policy Implications of the Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) (Amendment) Bill 2018 (PDF)

Tue, 18 Jun

Opening statement, Dr Attracta Halpin, Registrar, National University of Ireland (NUI)

Opening statement, Dr Attracta Halpin, Registrar, National University of Ireland (NUI) (PDF)

Tue, 18 Jun

Opening statement, William Beausang, Head of Higher and Further Education and Training Policy, Department of Education and Skills

Opening statement, William Beausang, Head of Higher and Further Education and Training Policy, 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:
Alan Guidon
(01) 618 3848
(076) 100 1746
educationskills@oireachtas.ie

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