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Last updated - 3 Dec 2018, 11.48

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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

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

7 Nov 2018, 14.54

Employment Affairs and Social Protection Committee to examine Illness Benefit delays, bogus self-employment

Recent videos

Tue, 4 Dec 2018

Committee on Employment Affairs and Social Protection

2018 Supplementary Estimates for Public Services - Vote 37

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Thu, 22 Nov 2018

Committee on Employment Affairs and Social Protection

Committee Stage consideration of the Social Welfare, Pensions and Civil Registration Bill 2018

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Thu, 8 Nov 2018

Committee on Employment Affairs and Social Protection

Bogus Self-employment
Recent delays on Payment of Illness Benefit

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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

Tue, 4 Dec

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

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

Wed, 14 Nov

Report on Labour Activation

Report on Labour Activation (PDF)

Thu, 8 Nov

Opening statement, John McKeon, Secretary General, Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection

Opening statement, John McKeon, Secretary General, Department of 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:
Shawn Pogatchnik
(01) 618 4203
(086) 701 3295 
shawn.pogatchnik@oireachtas.ie