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Last updated - 26 Jul 2019, 17.15

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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

Committee on Justice and Equality calls for submissions on online harassment and harmful communications
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Family reunification

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Family reunification

The Committee has completed its pre-Committee Stage scrutiny of the International Protection (Family Reunification) (Amendment) Bill 2017. The Committee broadly welcomes the Bill.

Press releases

12 Aug 2019, 15.00

Committee on Justice and Equality Calls for Written Submissions on issues of online harassment, harmful communications and related offences

25 Jun 2019, 15.53

Justice Committee to hear from Garda Commissioner on Garda reform and related issues

18 Jun 2019, 10.49

Justice Committee continues hearings on Direct Provision and the international protection application process

Recent videos

Wed, 10 Jul 2019

Committee on Justice and Equality

Spent Convictions

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Wed, 10 Jul 2019

Committee on Justice and Equality

Committee Stage consideration of the Gaming and Lotteries (Amendment) Bill 2019

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Thu, 27 Jun 2019

Committee on Justice and Equality

Committee Stage consideration of the Gender Pay Gap Information Bill 2019

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Recent documents

Thu, 8 Aug

Possible issues for address

Possible issues for address (PDF)

Wed, 10 Jul

Opening Statement, Senator Lynn Ruane, Seanad Éireann

Opening Statement, Senator Lynn Ruane, Seanad Éireann (PDF)

Wed, 10 Jul

Opening Statement, Fíona Ní Chinnéide, Executive Director, Irish Penal Reform Trust

Opening Statement, Fíona Ní Chinnéide, Executive Director, Irish Penal Reform Trust (PDF)

Recent reports

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]

Tue, 11 Jun 2019

Report on pre-legislative scrutiny of the General Scheme of the European Convention on Human Rights (compensation for delays in court proceedings) Bill May 2019
Joint Committee on Justice and Equality Report on pre-legislative scrutiny of the General Scheme of the European Convention on Human Rights (compensation for delays in court proceedings) Bill May 2019

Thu, 28 Mar 2019

Report on Community Policing and Rural Crime
Joint Committee on Justice and Equality report on Community Policing and Rural Crime

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:
Alan Neary
+353 (0) 1 618 4743
+353 (0) 86 010 7500
alan.neary@oireachtas.ie