Next meeting:

Last updated - 19 Oct 2018, 16.10

24 Oct 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

16 Oct 2018, 10.16

Justice Committee, farming groups to discuss rural crime

8 Oct 2018, 17.19

Senior Gardaí, PSNI officers to discuss rural policing challenges with Justice Committee

2 Oct 2018, 11.11

Community Policing and rural crime on Justice & Equality Committee agenda

Recent videos

Wed, 17 Oct 2018

Committee on Justice and Equality

Community Policing and Rural crime

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Wed, 10 Oct 2018

Committee on Justice and Equality

Motion on a proposal on cooperation between the courts of the Member States in the taking of evidence in civil or commercial matters.

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Wed, 3 Oct 2018

Committee on Justice and Equality

Scrutiny of EU Legislative Proposals

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Recent documents

Wed, 17 Oct

Opening Statement, Joe Healy, President, Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA)

Opening Statement, Joe Healy, President, Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) (PDF)

Wed, 17 Oct

Opening statement, Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers' Association (ICSA)

Opening statement, Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers' Association (ICSA) (PDF)

Wed, 10 Oct

Opening statement, An Garda Síochána

Opening statement, An Garda Síochána (PDF)

Recent reports

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

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

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