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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

38th Amendment

Latest Report

38th Amendment

The Committee has published a report titled "Report on pre-legislative scrutiny of the General Scheme of the 38th Amendment of the Constitution (Role of Women) Bill".

Press releases

11 Dec 2018, 13.01

Justice Committee to discuss Future of Policing in Ireland with Justice Minister

6 Dec 2018, 10.00

Justice Committee calls for amendment of Article 41.2 of Constitution

3 Dec 2018, 17.05

Justice Committee to consider Bail (Amendment) Bill 2017

Recent videos

Wed, 12 Dec 2018

Committee on Justice and Equality

Report of the Commission on the Future of Policing in Ireland

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Wed, 12 Dec 2018

Committee on Justice and Equality

Committee Stage consideration of the Coroners (Amendment) Bill 2018

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Wed, 5 Dec 2018

Committee on Justice and Equality

Motion on Opt-in under Protocol No. 21 to a measure in the area of the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund

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Recent documents

Wed, 5 Dec

Opening statement, Advocates for Victims of Homicide (AdVIC)

Opening statement, Advocates for Victims of Homicide (AdVIC) (PDF)

Wed, 5 Dec

Opening statement, Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT)

Opening statement, Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT) (PDF)

Wed, 5 Dec

Opening statement, Jim O'Callaghan T.D.

Opening statement, Jim O'Callaghan T.D. (PDF)

Recent reports

Thu, 6 Dec 2018

Report on pre-legislative scrutiny of the General Scheme of the 38th Amendment of the Constitution (Role of Women) Bill
Joint Committee on Justice and Equality report on pre-legislative scrutiny of the General Scheme of the 38th Amendment of the Constitution (Role of Women) Bill

Wed, 26 Sep 2018

Report on Scrutiny of the Garda Síochána (Amendment) Bill 2017 [PMB]
Joint Committee on Justice and Equality report on Scrutiny of the Garda Síochána (Amendment) Bill 2017 [PMB]

Tue, 24 Jul 2018

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

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