Next meeting:

Last updated - 22 Mar 2019, 16.06

27 Mar 2019, 09.00

The Joint Committee on Justice and Equality will meet in Committee Room 2, LH2000.

The committee shadows the Department of Justice and Equality and considers policy in the fields of justice, security, the rule of law and equality to ensure that Irish society is safe, secure, just, open-minded and impartial.

Date established: 16 Jun 2016

House: 32nd Dáil, 25th Seanad

Rights and equality in the context of brexit

Latest Report

Rights and equality in the context of brexit

The Committee has published a report which considers the potential implications of Brexit on the observation and enforcement of human rights and equality standards.

Press releases

11 Mar 2019, 12.21

Justice Committee to hold its final meeting on family law reform

5 Mar 2019, 09.53

Justice Committee to hold 2nd meeting on family law reform

26 Feb 2019, 12.42

Justice Committee to discuss Brexit bill with Justice Minister

Recent videos

Wed, 13 Mar 2019

Committee on Justice and Equality

Reform of the Family Law System (Resumed)

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Wed, 6 Mar 2019

Committee on Justice and Equality

Reform of the Family Law System

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Wed, 27 Feb 2019

Committee on Justice and Equality

Briefing on Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union (Consequential Provisions) Bill 2019

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Recent documents

Wed, 13 Mar

Opening statement, Dr. Kenneth Burns, Senior Lecturer in Social Work, University College Cork (UCC)

Opening statement, Dr. Kenneth Burns, Senior Lecturer in Social Work, University College Cork (UCC) (PDF)

Wed, 13 Mar

Opening statement, Eilis Barry, Chief Executive, Free Legal Advice Centres (FLAC)

Opening statement, Eilis Barry, Chief Executive, Free Legal Advice Centres (FLAC) (PDF)

Wed, 13 Mar

Opening statement, Dr. Geoffrey Shannon, Special Rapporteur on Child Protection

Opening statement, Dr. Geoffrey Shannon, Special Rapporteur on Child Protection (PDF)

Recent reports

Wed, 6 Feb 2019

Report on pre-legislative Scrutiny of the General Scheme of the Gender Pay Gap Information Bill
Committee on Justice and Equality report on pre-legislative scrutiny of the general scheme of the Gender Pay Gap Information Bill

Wed, 6 Feb 2019

Report on Rights and Equality in the Context of Brexit
Joint Committee on Justice and Equality report on rights and equality in the context of Brexit

Thu, 24 Jan 2019

Report on pre-legislative scrutiny of the General Scheme of the Sex Offenders (Amendment) Bill 2018
Joint Committee on Justice and Equality report on pre-legislative scrutiny of the General Scheme of the Sex Offenders (Amendment) Bill 2018

Select committee

The select committee comprises only Dáil Members. It meets to consider legislation and Estimates relating to the Department of Justice and Equality.

EU scrutiny

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EU scrutiny

All proposed EU legislation in the areas of justice and equality is scrutinized by the committee and decisions are made regarding such proposals.

Committee contact details

Joint Committee on Justice and Equality
Leinster House
Kildare Street
Dublin 2
D02 XR20

Clerk to the Committee:
Damian Byrne
(01) 618 3899
(076) 100 1755
justiceandequality@oireachtas.ie

Press Officer:
Shawn Pogatchnik
(01) 618 4203
(086) 701 3295
shawn.pogatchnik@oireachtas.ie