14 Jan 2020

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

Date dissolved: 14 Jan 2020

House: 32nd Dáil, 25th Seanad

Occupied territories

Latest report

Occupied territories

The Select Committee has completed its detailed scrutiny of the Control of Economic Activity (Occupied Territories) Bill 2018. The Select Committee broadly welcomes the Bill and recommends that it proceed to Third (Committee) Stage for further review.

Press releases

8 Jan 2020, 13.21

Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs, Trade and Defence offers deepest sympathies to Australian Ambassador on devastating impact of bush fires and condolences on loss of life

16 Dec 2019, 16.45

Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs, Trade and Defence to discuss work of Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation

27 Nov 2019, 15.52

Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs, Trade and Defence to meet Minister Kehoe on recruitment and retention in the Defence Forces

Recent videos

Tue, 17 Dec 2019

Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Defence (32nd Dáil)

The work of the Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation

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Thu, 12 Dec 2019

Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Defence (32nd Dáil)

Consideration of Draft Committee report

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Thu, 28 Nov 2019

Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Defence (32nd Dáil)

2019 Supplementary Estimates for Public Services - Vote 28 (Foreign Affairs and Trade)

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Recent reports

Thu, 19 Dec 2019

Report of Detailed Scrutiny on Control of Economic Activity (Occupied Territories) Bill 2018
Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade and Defence detailed scrutiny report on Control of Economic Activity (Occupied Territories) Bill 2018

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

Wed, 18 Dec

Submissions, Detailed scrutiny of Control of Economic Activity (Occupied Territories) Bill 2018 [Seanad] [PMB]

Submissions, Detailed scrutiny of Control of Economic Activity (Occupied Territories) Bill 2018 [Seanad] [PMB] (PDF)

Tue, 17 Dec

Opening statement, Barbara Walshe et al., Chair of Board, Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation

Opening statement, Barbara Walshe et al., Chair of Board, Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation (PDF)

Thu, 28 Nov

Opening Statement, Paul Kehoe, Minister of State at the Department of Defence

Opening Statement, Paul Kehoe, Minister of State at the Department of 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
+353 (0) 1 618 3167
foreignaffairs@oireachtas.ie

Press Officer

Robert Kennedy-Cochrane

+353 (0) 1 618 4149

+353 (0) 85 870 7436

robert.kennedy-cochrane@oireachtas.ie