Next meeting:

Last updated - 13 Dec 2019, 15.43

18 Dec 2019, 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

Direct provision

Latest Report

Direct provision

The Committee has published a report on direct provision and the international protection application process. The report concludes that the system needs root and branch reform or, preferably, replacement.

Press releases

12 Dec 2019, 11.00

Joint Committee on Justice and Equality report finds Direct Provision ‘not fit for purpose’ and calls for fundamental reform of ‘flawed’ international protection application process

10 Dec 2019, 17.14

Joint Committee on Justice and Equality to resume discussions on access to justice and legal costs

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

Recent videos

Thu, 12 Dec 2019

Committees

Report Launch: Report on Direct Provision and the International Protection Application Process

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Wed, 11 Dec 2019

Committees

Access to Justice & Legal Costs (Resumed)

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Wed, 4 Dec 2019

Committees

Citizenship rights and the DeSouza case

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Recent documents

Thu, 12 Dec

Submissions, Report on Direct Provision and the International Protection Application Process

Submissions, Report on Direct Provision and the International Protection Application Process (PDF)

Wed, 11 Dec

Opening statement, Rose Wall, Chief Executive Officer, Community Law and Mediation

Opening statement, Rose Wall, Chief Executive Officer, Community Law and Mediation (PDF)

Wed, 11 Dec

Opening statement, Rebecca Keatinge, Managing Solicitor, Mercy Law Resource Centre

Opening statement, Rebecca Keatinge, Managing Solicitor, Mercy Law Resource Centre (PDF)

Recent reports

Thu, 12 Dec 2019

Report on Direct Provision and the International Protection Application Process
Joint Committee on Justice and Equality report on Direct Provision and the International Protection Application Process

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

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