Next meeting:

Last updated - 24 Jun 2019, 10.46

27 Jun 2019, 09.30

The Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade and Defence will meet in Committee Room 1, LH2000

 

 

The committee shadows and scrutinises the work of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Department of Defence.

Date established: 16 Jun 2016

House: 32nd Dáil, 25th Seanad

Irish Aid

Latest report

Irish Aid

The committee has completed its review of the Irish Aid programme and published its report. As part of the review, the committee met with stakeholders, considered written submissions from the public and visited two of Irish Aid’s key partner countries.

Press releases

29 May 2019, 11.40

Committee on Foreign Affairs, Trade & Defence to discuss retention of personnel in the Defence Forces.

3 Apr 2019, 10.50

Committee on Foreign Affairs, Trade & Defence to discuss on-going peace process in Colombia

4 Mar 2019, 17.31

Committee on Foreign Affairs, Trade & Defence to discuss the refugee situation in Syria

Recent videos

Thu, 13 Jun 2019

Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Defence

Motion on the proposed approval by Dáil Éireann of the terms of the Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Cuba, of the other part

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Thu, 30 May 2019

Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Defence

Scrutiny of EU Legislative Proposal
Retention of personnel in the Defence Forces

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Thu, 16 May 2019

Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Defence

Motion on the reports by the Minister with Responsibility for Defence, regarding service by the Defence Forces with the United Nations in 2017 and 2018 respectively.

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Recent reports

Wed, 28 Mar 2018

Report, Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade and Defence Work Programme 2018
Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade and Defence Work Programme 2018

Thu, 22 Feb 2018

Report, Review of the Irish Aid Programme
Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade and Defence review of the Irish aid programme

Recent documents

Thu, 13 Jun

Opening Statement, Minister Helen McEntee, Department of Foreign Affairs

Opening Statement, Minister Helen McEntee, Department of Foreign Affairs (PDF)

Thu, 30 May

Opening Statement, Commandant Conor King, General Secretary, RACO- Representative Association of Commissioned Officers

Opening Statement, Commandant Conor King, General Secretary, RACO- Representative Association of Commissioned Officers (PDF)

Thu, 16 May

Opening Statement, Paul Kehoe, Minister of State at the Departments of An Taoiseach and Defence with special responsibility for Defence

Opening Statement, Paul Kehoe, Minister of State at the Departments of An Taoiseach and Defence with special responsibility for Defence (PDF)

Select committee

Select committee

Select committee

The select committee comprises only Dáil Members. It meets to consider legislation and Estimates relating to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Defence.

EU scrutiny

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EU scrutiny

All proposed EU legislation in the area of foreign affairs and trade and defence is scrutinized by the committee and decisions are made regarding such proposals.

Committee contact details

Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Defence
Leinster House
Kildare Street
Dublin 2
D02 XR20

Clerk to the Committee:
Noel Murphy
(01) 618 3167
foreignaffairs@oireachtas.ie

Press Officer:
Petrina Vousden
+353 (0) 1 618 3437
petrina.vousden@oireachtas.ie