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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 direct provision and the international protection application process
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Community policing and rural crime

Latest Report

Community policing and rural crime

The Committee has published a report on community policing and rural crime. The Committee sought to look at the broader picture of how a modern policing service should be structured in order to address crime and engage with local communities.

Press releases

21 May 2019, 10.33

Justice Committee to hear about Direct Provision and the international protection application process

16 Apr 2019, 10.15

Justice Committee to hear about the regulation and control of the gambling sector

28 Mar 2019, 10.00

Justice Committee publishes Report on Community Policing and Rural Crime

Recent videos

Wed, 22 May 2019

Committee on Justice and Equality

Minutes of the meeting of 8th May 2019

Direct provision and the international protection application process

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Wed, 15 May 2019

Committee on Justice and Equality

Committee Stage consideration of the Criminal Justice (Mutual Recognition of Probation Judgments and Decisions) Bill 2018
Committee Stage consideration of the Civil Law (Presumption of Death) Bill 2016

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Wed, 8 May 2019

Committee on Justice and Equality

Garda oversight and accountability

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Recent documents

Wed, 22 May

Opening Statement, Dr. Bryan McMahon, Former Judge of the High Court

Opening Statement, Dr. Bryan McMahon, Former Judge of the High Court (PDF)

Wed, 22 May

Opening Statement, Brian Killoran, Chief Executive Officer, Immigrant Council of Ireland

Opening Statement, Brian Killoran, Chief Executive Officer, Immigrant Council of Ireland (PDF)

Wed, 22 May

Opening Statement, Enda O’Neill, Head of Office, UNHCR Ireland

Opening Statement, Enda O’Neill, Head of Office, UNHCR Ireland (PDF)

Recent reports

Thu, 28 Mar 2019

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

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

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
(01) 618 4743
(086) 86 010 7500
alan.neary@oireachtas.ie