Next meeting:

Last updated - 21 Sep 2018, 15.54

26 Sep 2018, 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

Review of Garda Oversight

Latest Report

Review of Garda Oversight

The Committee has published a report entitled "Progress Review of Garda Oversight and Accountability".

Press releases

18 Sep 2018, 03.06

Justice & Equality Committee begins pre-legislative scrutiny on general scheme of 38th Amendment of the Constitution (Role of Women) Bill

10 Jul 2018, 01.36

Justice & Equality Committee to focus on the work of the Immigrant Investor Programme

26 Jun 2018, 14.29

Justice & Equality Committee to receive update on disabilities legislation

Recent videos

Wed, 19 Sep 2018

Committee on Justice and Equality

Scrutiny of EU Legislative Proposals;
Pre-legislative scrutiny of the general scheme of the 38th Amendment of the Constitution Bill

View video

Wed, 11 Jul 2018

Committee on Justice and Equality

Immigrant Investor Programme, and processing of international protection applications

View video

Wed, 4 Jul 2018

Committee on Justice and Equality

Discussion with Legal Services Regulatory Authority

View video

Recent documents

Wed, 19 Sep

Opening statement, Minister Charles Flanagan, Department of Justice and Equality

Opening statement, Minister Charles Flanagan, Department of Justice and Equality (PDF)

Wed, 19 Sep

Opening statement, Emily Logan, Chief Commissioner, Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission

Opening statement, Emily Logan, Chief Commissioner, Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (PDF)

Wed, 19 Sep

Opening statement, Ellen O’Malley-Dunlop and Orla O’Connor, National Women’s Council of Ireland

Opening statement, Ellen O’Malley-Dunlop and Orla O’Connor, National Women’s Council of Ireland (PDF)

Recent reports

Tue, 24 Jul 2018

Report on Review of Garda Oversight
Joint Committee on Justice and Equality report on review of Garda oversight

Mon, 25 Jun 2018

Report on the Right to Die With Dignity
Joint Committee on Justice and Equality report on the right to die with dignity

Thu, 10 May 2018

Report on Penal Reform and Sentencing
Joint Committee on Justice and Equality report on penal reform and sentencing

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

Image: iStock

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:
Ciaran Brennan
(01) 618 3903
(086) 0496518
ciaran.brennan@oireachtas.ie