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

Date established: 27 Oct 2016

House: 25th Seanad

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 and the Committee will issue a report in the coming months.

Small and medium sized businesses

Latest report

Small and medium sized businesses

The committee has published its report on small and medium sized businesses (SMEs). The report calls for a range of actions, including the introduction of a new junior ministerial role, entrepreneurial education in primary schools and specific supports for female entrepreneurs.

Press releases

8 Jul 2019, 12.18

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

27 May 2019, 10.41

Seanad Public Consultation Committee begins consultation on ‘Travellers Towards a more equitable Ireland post-recognition’

Recent videos

Tue, 9 Jul 2019

Committees

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

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Tue, 13 Nov 2018

Committees

Public consultation on small and medium sized business in Ireland

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Tue, 5 Dec 2017

Committees

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

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Recent reports

Thu, 16 May 2019

Small and Medium Sized Businesses in Ireland
Seanad Public Consultation Committee report 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

Wed, 18 Oct 2017

Report on Children’s Mental Health Services
Seanad Public Consultation Committee Report on Children's Mental Health Services

Recent documents

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)

Tue, 17 Jul

Submissions on the Status, Treatment and Use of the National Anthem

Submissions on the Status, Treatment and Use of the National Anthem (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