Next meeting:

Last updated - 16 Nov 2018, 16.40

20 Nov 2018, 15.30

The Joint Committee on Education and Skills will meet in Committee Room 2 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

School transportation

Latest Report

School transportation

The committee has published a report on operation of the school transport scheme. It recommends a full safety audit of all vehicles and also a review of the entire scheme.

Press releases

14 Nov 2018, 15.21

Education Committee to explore ways to increase uptake of apprenticeships, Caranua operations

5 Nov 2018, 16.01

Education and Skills Committee to discuss school construction issues with Education Minister

24 Oct 2018, 17.37

Education Committee welcomes swift action to inspect, close potentially dangerous school buildings

Recent videos

Thu, 15 Nov 2018

Committee on Education and Skills

The uptake of apprenticeships and traineeships

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Tue, 6 Nov 2018

Committee on Education and Skills

Briefing in relation to the situation affecting a number of schools nationwide constructed by Western Building Systems

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Tue, 23 Oct 2018

Committee on Education and Skills

The effectiveness and timeliness of consent classes provided in third-level institutions

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Recent reports

Wed, 7 Nov 2018

Report on the operation of the School Transport Scheme
Joint Committee on Education and Skills report on the operation of the School Transport Scheme

Thu, 25 Oct 2018

Report on the provision of Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and Special Classes in mainstream schools
Joint Committee on Education and Skills report on the provision of Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and Special Classes in mainstream schools

Thu, 25 Oct 2018

Report on the ongoing reform of the Leaving Certificate curriculum
Joint Committee on Education and Skills report on the ongoing reform of the Leaving Certificate curriculum

Recent documents

Thu, 15 Nov

Opening statement, Phil O’Flaherty, Principal Officer, Department of Education and Skills

Opening statement, Phil O’Flaherty, Principal Officer, Department of Education and Skills (PDF)

Thu, 15 Nov

Opening statement, Ned Costello, Assistant Secretary General, Department of Education and Skills

Opening statement, Ned Costello, Assistant Secretary General, Department of Education and Skills (PDF)

Thu, 15 Nov

Opening statement, Mary-Liz Trant, Executive Director, SOLAS

Opening statement, Mary-Liz Trant, Executive Director, 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:
Nuala Walsh
(01) 618 3437
(086) 410 0898
nuala.walsh@oireachtas.ie