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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

Pre-legislative Srutiny

Latest Report

Pre-legislative Srutiny

The Committee has published a report on pre-legislative scrutiny of the General Scheme of the Sex Offenders (Amendment) Bill 2018

Press releases

19 Feb 2019, 12.27

Justice Committee to explore potential reforms to family law

7 Feb 2019, 09.00

Justice Committee to discuss interim report on Garda Youth Diversion Office with Commissioner Harris

5 Feb 2019, 13.45

Justice Committee to conduct detailed scrutiny of International Protection (Family Reunification) (Amendment) Bill 2017

Recent videos

Wed, 20 Feb 2019

Committee on Justice and Equality

Committee Stage consideration of the Criminal Law (Extraterritorial Jurisdiction) Bill 2018

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Wed, 20 Feb 2019

Committee on Justice and Equality

Reform of the Family Law System

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Wed, 13 Feb 2019

Committee on Justice and Equality

Scrutiny of EU Legislative Proposals

GPSU Report on the Examination of the Garda Youth Diversion Office

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Recent documents

Wed, 20 Feb

Opening statement, Keith Walsh, Chairman of the Family and Child Law Committee, The Law Society of Ireland

Opening statement, Keith Walsh, Chairman of the Family and Child Law Committee, The Law Society of Ireland (PDF)

Wed, 20 Feb

Opening statement, Saoirse Brady, Legal and Policy Director, Children’s Rights Alliance

Opening statement, Saoirse Brady, Legal and Policy Director, Children’s Rights Alliance (PDF)

Wed, 20 Feb

Opening statement, Dr. Clíona Saidléar, Executive Director, Rape Crisis Network Ireland

Opening statement, Dr. Clíona Saidléar, Executive Director, Rape Crisis Network Ireland (PDF)

Recent reports

Wed, 6 Feb 2019

Report on pre-legislative Scrutiny of the General Scheme of the Gender Pay Gap Information Bill
Committee on Justice and Equality report on pre-legislative scrutiny of the general scheme of the Gender Pay Gap Information Bill

Wed, 6 Feb 2019

Report on Rights and Equality in the Context of Brexit
Joint Committee on Justice and Equality report on rights and equality in the context of Brexit

Thu, 24 Jan 2019

Report on pre-legislative scrutiny of the General Scheme of the Sex Offenders (Amendment) Bill 2018
Joint Committee on Justice and Equality report on pre-legislative scrutiny of the General Scheme of the Sex Offenders (Amendment) Bill 2018

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