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Last updated - 15 Apr 2019, 09.49

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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

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

13 Feb 2019, 12.20

Committee on Foreign Affairs, Trade & Defence to discuss Brexit with Tánaiste Coveney

Recent videos

Thu, 18 Apr 2019

Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Defence

The humanitarian situation in Yemen

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Thu, 4 Apr 2019

Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Defence

Update on the peace process in Columbia

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Thu, 28 Mar 2019

Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Defence

2019 Revised Estimates for Public Services - Vote 28, Vote 27

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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, 4 Apr

Opening statement, Eamon Gilmore, EU Special Envoy for the peace process in Colombia, EEAS

Opening statement, Eamon Gilmore, EU Special Envoy for the peace process in Colombia, EEAS (PDF)

Thu, 28 Mar

Opening statement, Simon Coveney, Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs

Opening statement, Simon Coveney, Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs (PDF)

Thu, 28 Mar

Opening statement, Ciarán Cannon, Minister of State with special responsibility for the Diaspora and Overseas Aid

Opening statement, Ciarán Cannon, Minister of State with special responsibility for the Diaspora and Overseas Aid (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:
Alan Neary
(01) 618 4743
(086) 010 7500
alan.neary@oireachtas.ie