14 Jan 2020

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

Date dissolved: 14 Jan 2020

House: 32nd Dáil, 25th Seanad

Press releases

4 Dec 2019, 16.30

Joint Committee on Employment Affairs and Social Protection to resume discussion on Bogus Self-Employment

20 Nov 2019, 16.25

Joint Committee on Employment Affairs and Social Protection to meet Minister Doherty on Public Services Card

6 Nov 2019, 14.37

Joint Committee on Employment Affairs and Social Protection to meet with Irish Life

Recent videos

Thu, 5 Dec 2019

Committees

Bogus self employment (resumed)

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Thu, 28 Nov 2019

Committees

2019 Supplementary Estimates for Public Services - Vote 37 (Employment Affairs and Social Protection)

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Thu, 21 Nov 2019

Committees

Engagement with the Minister to discuss the Public Service Card

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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, 5 Dec

Opening statement, Tim Duggan, Assistant Secretary, DEASP

Opening statement, Tim Duggan, Assistant Secretary, DEASP (PDF)

Thu, 5 Dec

Opening statement, Joan Gordon, Chief Appeals Officer, DEASP

Opening statement, Joan Gordon, Chief Appeals Officer, DEASP (PDF)

Thu, 28 Nov

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

Robert Kennedy-Cochrane

+353 (0) 1 618 4149

+353 (0) 85 870 7436

robert.kennedy-cochrane@oireachtas.ie