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

8 Apr 2019, 15.45

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

25 Mar 2019, 11.33

Joint Committee on Education and Skills to discuss the progression by members of the Travelling Community

11 Mar 2019, 11.05

Joint Committee on Education and Skills to discuss the delivery of services for students with Down Syndrome

Recent videos

Tue, 9 Apr 2019

Committee on Education and Skills

Engagement with Mr. Dónal Ó hAiniféin, Chairperson Designate, An Chomhairle um Oideachas Gaeltachta agus Gaelscolaíochta (COGG)

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Tue, 26 Mar 2019

Committee on Education and Skills

The progression by members of the Travelling Community to second-level and third-level education

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Tue, 12 Mar 2019

Committee on Education and Skills

The delivery of services for students with Down syndrome

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Recent reports

Thu, 11 Apr 2019

Report on the Home School Community Liaison Scheme
Joint Committee on Education and Skills Report on the Home School Community Liaison Scheme

Tue, 29 Jan 2019

Report on Relationships and Sexuality Education
Joint Committee on Education and Skills Report on Relationships and Sexuality Education

Fri, 18 Jan 2019

Joint Committee on Education and Skills, Work Programme 2019
Work Programme 2019

Recent documents

Thu, 11 Apr

Report on the Home School Community Liaison Scheme

Report on the Home School Community Liaison Scheme (PDF)

Tue, 9 Apr

Opening statement, Tara Carton, Principal Officer, Department of Education and Skills

Opening statement, Tara Carton, Principal Officer, Department of Education and Skills (PDF)

Tue, 9 Apr

Opening statement, Paul Fiorentini, President, ACCS

Opening statement, Paul Fiorentini, President, ACCS (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:
Alan Neary
(01) 618 4743
(086) 010 7500
alan.neary@oireachtas.ie