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Last updated - 13 Mar 2019, 14.03

There are currently no scheduled meetings for this Committee.

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

11 Mar 2019, 11.05

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

11 Feb 2019, 09.37

Joint Committee on Education and Skills to discuss the topic of Brexit with Minister McHugh TD

29 Jan 2019, 16.30

Education Committee calls for update of classroom curriculum in relationships and sexuality education

Recent videos

Tue, 12 Mar 2019

Committee on Education and Skills

The delivery of services for students with Down syndrome

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Tue, 26 Feb 2019

Committee on Education and Skills

2019 Revised Estimates for Public Services - Vote 26 (Education and Skills)
Joe McHugh, Minister for Education and Skills

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Tue, 12 Feb 2019

Committee on Education and Skills

Briefing in relation to the education-related provisions of the General Scheme of the Miscellaneous Provisions (Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union on 29 March 2019) Bill 2019
Briefing in relation to the New Statement of Strategy 2019-2021

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Recent reports

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

Thu, 17 Jan 2019

Annual Report 2018 - Joint Committee on Education and Skills
Joint Committee on Education and Skills - Annual Report 2018

Recent documents

Tue, 12 Mar

Opening statement, Fidelma Brady, National Education Officer, Down Syndrome Ireland

Opening statement, Fidelma Brady, National Education Officer, Down Syndrome Ireland (PDF)

Tue, 12 Mar

Opening statement, Colm Kelly, Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI)

Opening statement, Colm Kelly, Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) (PDF)

Tue, 12 Mar

Opening statement, Eddie Ward, Principal Officer, Department of Education and Skills

Opening statement, Eddie Ward, Principal Officer, 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:
Alan Neary
(01) 618 4743
(086) 010 7500
alan.neary@oireachtas.ie