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Last updated - 8 Apr 2019, 10.52

There are currently no scheduled meetings for this Committee.

The committee shadows the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection and provides a meaningful input into legislation and policy. It was created during the Dáil term (26 Sep 2017) and assumed relevant responsibilities from both the Committee on Social Protection and the Committee on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation.

Date established: 26 Sep 2017

House: 32nd Dáil, 25th Seanad

Press releases

1 Apr 2019, 12.05

Joint Committee on Employment Affairs & Social Protection to discuss Job Clubs and Local Employment Services

27 Mar 2019, 09.21

Joint Committee on Employment Affairs & Social Protection to discuss the topic of Bogus Self Employment

13 Feb 2019, 09.56

Joint Committee on Employment Affairs & Social Protection to discuss the topic of Bogus Self Employment

Recent videos

Thu, 11 Apr 2019

Committee on Employment Affairs and Social Protection

Detailed scrutiny of the Pensions (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill 2017

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Thu, 4 Apr 2019

Committee on Employment Affairs and Social Protection

Indecon Reports on Job Clubs and Local Employment Services (resumed)

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Tue, 2 Apr 2019

Committee on Employment Affairs and Social Protection

Indecon Reports on Job Clubs and Local Employment Services

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Recent reports

Wed, 14 Nov 2018

Report on Labour Activation
Joint Committee on Employment Affairs and Social Protection report on labour activation

Fri, 27 Jul 2018

Report on supports available to people with disabilities transitioning from education or training into employment
Joint Committee on Employment Affairs and Social Protection et al. report on supports available to people with disabilities transitioning from education or training into employment

Recent documents

Thu, 11 Apr

Opening statements, Laura Bambrick, Social Policy Officer, Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU)

Opening statements, Laura Bambrick, Social Policy Officer, Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU) (PDF)

Thu, 11 Apr

Opening statement, The Irish Association of Pension Funds (IAPF)

Opening statement, The Irish Association of Pension Funds (IAPF) (PDF)

Thu, 4 Apr

Opening statement, Regina Doherty, Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection

Opening statement, Regina Doherty, Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection (PDF)

Select committee

The select committee comprises only Dáil Members. It meets to consider legislation and Estimates relating to the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection.

EU scrutiny

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EU scrutiny

All proposed EU legislation in the area of employment affairs and social affairs is scrutinized by the committee and decisions are made regarding such proposals.

Committee contact details

Committee on Employment Affairs and Social Protection
Leinster House
Kildare Street
Dublin 2
D02 XR20

Clerk to the Committee:
Anne-Marie Lynch
(076) 100 1747
(01) 618 4281
annemarie.lynch@oireachtas.ie

Press Officer:
Alan Neary
(01) 618 4743
(086) 010 7500
alan.neary@oireachtas.ie