26 Sep 2017

The committee shadows the Department of Social Protection and provides a meaningful input into legislation and policy.

Date established: 16 Jun 2016

Date dissolved: 26 Sep 2017

House: 32nd Dáil, 25th Seanad

Press releases

8 Jul 2019, 08.53

Joint Committee on Employment Affairs and Social to discuss the Social Welfare Consolidation Act 2005

14 Jul 2017, 14.54

Social Protection Committee publishes Review of State Pension (Contributory)

28 Jun 2017, 11.42

Social Protection Committee resumes hearings on pensions

Recent videos

Thu, 29 Jun 2017

Committees

Pensions schemes (resumed)

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Thu, 15 Jun 2017

Committees

Pensions Schemes

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Thu, 1 Jun 2017

Committees

Pre-Legislative Scrutiny on General Scheme of the Social Welfare and Pensions Bill 2017

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Recent documents

Thu, 29 Jun

Opening Statement, Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU)

Opening Statement, Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU) (PDF)

Thu, 29 Jun

Opening Statement, National Women's Council of Ireland

Opening Statement, National Women's Council of Ireland (PDF)

Thu, 29 Jun

Opening Statement, Active Retirement Ireland

Opening Statement, Active Retirement Ireland (PDF)

Recent reports

Mon, 17 Jul 2017

Review of the State Pension (Contributory)
Joint Committee on Social Protection report on its review of the State pension (contributory)

Thu, 15 Jun 2017

Report on the Position of Lone Parents in Ireland
Report on the Position of Lone Parents in Ireland

Thu, 1 Jun 2017

Report on Pre-Legislative Scrutiny of the General Scheme of the Social Welfare and Pensions Bill 2017
Joint Committee on Social Protection Report on Pre-Legislative Scrutiny of the General Scheme of the Social Welfare and Pensions Bill 2017

Select committee

The select committee comprises only Dáil Members. It meets to consider legislation and Estimates relating to the Department of Social Protection.

EU scrutiny

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EU scrutiny

All proposed EU legislation in the area of social protection is scrutinized by the committee and decisions are made regarding such proposals.

Committee contact details

The Committee was dissolved on 26 September 2017.

If you have any queries regarding the Committee, please email comm.sec@oireachtas.ie.