29 Mar 2020

The committee holds public hearings on areas related to the legislative powers of Seanad Éireann and public policy.

Date established: 27 Oct 2016

Date dissolved: 29 Mar 2020

House: 25th Seanad

Traveller community

Latest report

Traveller community

The Committee has published its report entitled Travellers Towards a More Equitable Ireland Post-Recognition. The report makes 34 recommendations which aim to help end the stigma, longstanding prejudice, discrimination, racism, social exclusion and identity erosion being experienced by Travellers.

Traveller community

Public hearing

Traveller community

The Committee held a public hearing on the topic of Travellers Towards a more equitable Ireland post-recognition on Tuesday, 9 July 2019 in the Seanad Chamber.

The public hearings on this topic have concluded. The Committee’s report is being finalised and will be launched on 23 January 2020.

Press releases

23 Jan 2020, 09.30

Seanad Public Consultation Committee recommends a reserved seat in Seanad for Travellers

8 Jul 2019, 12.18

Traveller groups to speak in Seanad during Seanad Public Consultation Committee hearings

Recent videos

Tue, 9 Jul 2019

Seanad Public Consultation Committee (25th Seanad)

Seanad Chamber, Public consultation on Travellers Towards a more equitable Ireland post-recognition

View video

Tue, 13 Nov 2018

Seanad Public Consultation Committee (25th Seanad)

Public consultation on small and medium sized business in Ireland

View video

Tue, 5 Dec 2017

Seanad Public Consultation Committee (25th Seanad)

Public Consultation on the Status, Treatment and Use of the National Anthem

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Recent reports

Thu, 23 Jan 2020

Report on Travellers Towards a More Equitable Ireland Post-Recognition
Seanad Public Consultation Committee Report on Travellers Towards a More Equitable Ireland Post-Recognition

Thu, 16 May 2019

Small and Medium Sized Businesses in Ireland
Seanad Public Consultation Committee report (and erratum slip) on Small and Medium Sized Businesses in Ireland

Tue, 17 Jul 2018

Status, Treatment and Use of the National Anthem
Seanad Public Consultation Committee report on the status, treatment and use of the National Anthem

Recent documents

Thu, 23 Jan

Submissions, on ‘Travellers: Towards a more equitable Ireland post-recognition

Submissions, on ‘Travellers: Towards a more equitable Ireland post-recognition (PDF)

Tue, 21 May

Submissions on Small and medium sized businesses (Part 2)

Submissions on Small and medium sized businesses (Part 2) (PDF)

Tue, 21 May

Submissions on Small and medium sized businesses (Part 1)

Submissions on Small and medium sized businesses (Part 1) (PDF)

Committee contact details

Seanad Public Consultation Committee:
Leinster House
Kildare Street
Dublin 2
D02 XR20

Clerk to the Committee:
Bridget Doody
(01) 618 3225
(076) 100 1744
bridget.doody@oireachtas.ie

Press Officer:
Petrina Vousden
+353 (0) 1 618 3437

+353 (0) 85 8745 295
petrina.vousden@oireachtas.ie