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Last updated - 2 Dec 2019, 11.00

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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

Family Law

Latest Report

Family Law

The Committee has published a report on the need for reform of the family law system.

Press releases

3 Dec 2019, 16.01

Select Committee on Justice and Equality to consider Supplementary Estimate for Gardai and Committee Stage of Blasphemy (Abolition of Offences and Related Matters) Bill 2019

3 Dec 2019, 15.39

Joint Committee on Justice and Equality to citizenship rights and DeSouza ruling

26 Nov 2019, 12.45

Joint Committee on Justice and Equality to discuss access to justice and legal costs

Recent videos

Wed, 4 Dec 2019

Committees

Citizenship rights and the DeSouza case

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Wed, 4 Dec 2019

Committees

2019 Supplementary Estimates for Public Services - Vote 20 (Garda Síochána), Vote 24 (Justice and Equality), Committee Stage consideration of the Blasphemy (Abolition of Offences and Related Matters) Bill 2019

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Wed, 27 Nov 2019

Committees

Access to Justice and Legal Costs

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Recent documents

Wed, 4 Dec

Opening statement, Emma DeSouza

Opening statement, Emma DeSouza (PDF)

Wed, 4 Dec

Opening statement, Una Boyd, Immigration Project Coordinator, Committee on the Administration of Justice (CAJ)

Opening statement, Una Boyd, Immigration Project Coordinator, Committee on the Administration of Justice (CAJ) (PDF)

Wed, 4 Dec

Opening statement, Professor Colin Harvey

Opening statement, Professor Colin Harvey (PDF)

Recent reports

Thu, 24 Oct 2019

Report on Reform of the Family Law System
Joint Committee on Justice and Equality Report on Reform of the Family Law System

Tue, 22 Oct 2019

Report on Spent Convictions
Joint Committee on Justice and Equality report on Spent Convictions

Thu, 4 Jul 2019

Report on Scrutiny of the International Protection (Family Reunification) (Amendment) Bill 2017 [PMB]
Joint Committee on Justice and Equality Report on Scrutiny of the International Protection (Family Reunification) (Amendment) Bill 2017 [PMB]

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

Robert Kennedy-Cochrane

+353 (0) 1 618 4149

+353 (0) 85 870 7436

robert.kennedy-cochrane@oireachtas.ie