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Last updated - 20 Feb 2019, 16.02

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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

13 Feb 2019, 09.56

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

20 Nov 2018, 14.36

Employment Affairs and Social Protection Committee publishes report on helping jobseekers find work

19 Nov 2018, 12.22

Employment Affairs and Social Protection Committee to consider Welfare, Pensions & Civil Registration Bill 2018

Recent videos

Today, 21 Feb 2019

Committee on Employment Affairs and Social Protection

Convention on social security signed between Ireland and the UK

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Wed, 20 Feb 2019

Committee on Employment Affairs and Social Protection

General Scheme of the Miscellaneous Provisions (Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union on 29 March 2019) Bill 2019

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Thu, 14 Feb 2019

Committee on Employment Affairs and Social Protection

Bogus Self Employment (resumed)

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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

Wed, 20 Feb

Opening statement, Minister Regina Doherty, Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection

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

Thu, 14 Feb

Opening statement, Professor Michael Doherty, National University of Ireland Maynooth (NUIM)

Opening statement, Professor Michael Doherty, National University of Ireland Maynooth (NUIM) (PDF)

Thu, 31 Jan

Opening statement, Patricia King, General Secretary, Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU)

Opening statement, Patricia King, General Secretary, Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU) (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