Next meeting:

Last updated - 21 Oct 2019, 16.09

24 Oct 2019, 10.30

The Joint Committee on Employment Affairs and Social Protection will meet in Committee Room 4, LH2000.

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

25 Sep 2019, 16.19

Joint Committee on Employment Affairs and Social Protection to hear Pre-Budget Submissions from St Vincent de Paul and NCBI

3 Jul 2019, 10.34

Joint Committee on Employment Affairs and Social Protection to hear pre Budget submissions

19 Jun 2019, 16.45

Joint Committee on Employment Affairs and Social Protection to discuss Bogus Self Employment

Recent videos

Thu, 10 Oct 2019

Committees

Pre-legislative scrutiny of the general scheme of the Payment of Wages (Amendment) Bill 2019

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Thu, 26 Sep 2019

Committees

Pre-Budget Submission

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Tue, 9 Jul 2019

Committees

Motion on Social Welfare Consolidation Act 2005 (Specified Bodies) Regulations 2019

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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, 10 Oct

Opening statement, Adrian Cummins, CEO, Restaurants of Ireland

Opening statement, Adrian Cummins, CEO, Restaurants of Ireland (PDF)

Thu, 10 Oct

Opening statement, Michael Lennon, President, Irish Hotels Federation et al.

Opening statement, Michael Lennon, President, Irish Hotels Federation et al. (PDF)

Thu, 10 Oct

Opening statement, Dr Donal de Buitléir, Chair, The Low Pay Commission et al.

Opening statement, Dr Donal de Buitléir, Chair, The Low Pay Commission et al. (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

Robert Kennedy-Cochrane

(01) 618 4149

(085) 870 7436

robert.kennedy-cochrane@oireachtas.ie