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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

Right to die

Latest Report

Right to die

The Committee has examined the question of the right to die, meeting stakeholders and experts on both sides of the argument. The Committee did not achieve a clear consensus on whether legislative change is justified but the report makes several recommendations to the Government.

Press releases

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

19 Jun 2018, 15.24

Justice & Equality Committee to discuss motion and Criminal Justice (Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing) (Amendment) Bill 2018

Recent videos

Wed, 11 Jul 2018

Committee on Justice and Equality

Immigrant Investor Programme, and processing of international protection applications

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Wed, 4 Jul 2018

Committee on Justice and Equality

Discussion with Legal Services Regulatory Authority

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Wed, 27 Jun 2018

Committee on Justice and Equality

Update on the Disability (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2016, and other matters

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Recent debates

Wed, 4 Jul 2018

Joint Committee

Legal Services Regulatory Authority: Discussion

Wed, 27 Jun 2018

Joint Committee

Update on Disability Issues: Minister of State at the Department of Justice and Equality

Wed, 20 Jun 2018

Joint Committee

Messages to Dáil and Seanad

Recent documents

Wed, 11 Jul

Opening statement, Michael Kirrane, Director General, Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS)

Opening statement, Michael Kirrane, Director General, Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) (PDF)

Wed, 4 Jul

Opening Statement, Dr Don Thornhill, Chairperson, Legal Services Regulatory Authority (LSRA)

Opening Statement, Dr Don Thornhill, Chairperson, Legal Services Regulatory Authority (LSRA) (PDF)

Wed, 27 Jun

Opening statement, Minister Finian McGrath

Opening statement, Minister Finian McGrath (PDF)

Recent reports

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

Thu, 22 Feb 2018

Report on the Wards of Court
Committee on Justice and Equality report on the wards of court

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