The committee plays a key role in informing debate on Ireland’s membership of the European Union.

Date established: 5 Jul 2016

House: 32nd Dáil, 25th Seanad

Annual Report 2016

Latest Report

Annual Report 2016

The committee has published its first Annual Report setting out the work it undertook during the period July to December 2016.

Press releases

2 Jul 2018, 10.20

Austria’s presidency of European Union Council in spotlight at EU Affairs Committee

12 Jun 2018, 11.32

Minister for European Affairs to update EU Committee on Brexit, budget efforts

11 Jun 2018, 10.43

European Commission to detail post-2020 budget proposals at EU Affairs Committee

Recent videos

Wed, 4 Jul 2018

Committee on European Union Affairs

Priorities of the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the European Union

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Wed, 13 Jun 2018

Committee on European Union Affairs

Engagement on the work of the General Affairs Council (GAC), to include: - Negotiations on the UK’s Withdrawal from the EU: Future of Europe: Enlargement perspective for the Western Balkans: Future Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) 2021-2027

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Tue, 12 Jun 2018

Committee on European Union Affairs

EU Budget for the Future: Engagement on the European Commission’s proposals for the Multiannual Financial Framework after 2020 (2021-2027)

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Recent debates

Wed, 4 Jul 2018

Joint Committee

Austrian Presidency of the Council of the European Union: Discussion

Wed, 13 Jun 2018

Joint Committee

General Affairs Council: Minister of State at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Tue, 12 Jun 2018

Joint Committee

Multi-Annual Financial Framework after 2020: European Commission

Recent documents

Wed, 13 Jun

Opening statement, Helen McEntee TD, Minister of State for European Affairs

Opening statement, Helen McEntee TD, Minister of State for European Affairs (PDF)

Tue, 12 Jun

Opening statement, Jennifer Brown, Head of Unit, European Commission

Opening statement, Jennifer Brown, Head of Unit, European Commission (PDF)

Tue, 22 May

Opening statement, Karl-Heinz Lambertz, President, European Committee of the Regions

Opening statement, Karl-Heinz Lambertz, President, European Committee of the Regions (PDF)

Recent reports

Wed, 25 Apr 2018

Report, Meeting of the of COSAC Working Group, Brussels, 26 Mar 2018
Report on the meeting of the of COSAC Working Group on the Taskforce on Subsidiarity, Proportionality and "Doing Less More Efficiently"

Wed, 25 Apr 2018

Report, Meeting of the Chairpersons of COSAC Sofia, Bulgaria 21 - 22 January 2018
Joint Committee on European Union Affairs travel report on meeting of Chairpersons of COSAC Sofia, Bulgaria 21 - 22 January 2018

Tue, 27 Mar 2018

Annual Work Programme 2018, Joint Committee on European Union Affairs
Annual Work Programme of the Joint Committee on European Union Affairs

Committee contact details

Committee on European Union Affairs
Leinster House
Kildare Street
Dublin 2
D02 XR20

Clerk to the Committee:
Heidi Lougheed
(01) 618 3189
(076) 100 1748
eu.committee@oireachtas.ie

Press Officer:
Shawn Pogatchnik
(01) 618 4203

(086) 701 3295
shawn.pogatchnik@oireachtas.ie