The Committee considers and reports to the Houses of the Oireachtas on the expenditure, administration and policy of the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth and the State bodies within the responsibility of the Department.

Date established: 30 Jul 2020

House: 33rd Dáil, 26th Seanad

Parent's leave

Latest Report

Parent's leave

The Committee has completed its pre-legislative scrutiny of the General Scheme of the Parent's Leave and Benefit (Amendment) Bill 2020. The Bill seeks to increase the period of parent’s leave from two weeks to five weeks to be taken in the first two years.

Press releases

26 Apr 2021, 12.50

Joint Committee on Children, Disability, Equality and Integration to resume Pre-Legislative Scrutiny on Certain Institutional Burials (Authorised Interventions) Bill

13 Apr 2021, 14.00

Joint Committee on Children, Disability, Equality and Integration to consider Pre-Legislative Scrutiny on Certain Institutional Burials (Authorised Interventions) Bill

1 Mar 2021, 11.57

Joint Committee on Children, Disability, Equality and Integration to discuss ‘Unmet Needs’ report with HSE

Recent videos

Tue, 27 Apr 2021

Committee on Children, Disability, Equality and Integration

Topic: Pre-Legislative scrutiny of the general scheme of the Certain Institutional Burials (Authorised Interventions) Bill (resumed)

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Wed, 14 Apr 2021

Committee on Children, Disability, Equality and Integration

Topic: Pre-Legislative scrutiny of the General Scheme of a Certain Institutional Burials (Authorised Interventions) Bill

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Tue, 23 Mar 2021

Committee on Children, Disability, Equality and Integration

Topics: 2021 Revised Estimates for Public Services - Vote 40 (Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth), 2021 Revised Estimates for Public Services - Vote 25 (Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission

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Recent documents

Tue, 27 Apr

Opening statement, Alice Coughlan, The Collaborative Forum

Opening statement, Alice Coughlan, The Collaborative Forum (PDF)

Tue, 27 Apr

Opening statement, Sidney Herdman, The Collaborative Forum

Opening statement, Sidney Herdman, The Collaborative Forum (PDF)

Tue, 27 Apr

Opening statement, Maree Ryan-O’Brien, Aitheantas

Opening statement, Maree Ryan-O’Brien, Aitheantas (PDF)

Recent reports

Fri, 26 Feb 2021

Report on pre-legislative scrutiny of the General Scheme of the Parent's Leave and Benefit (Amendment) Bill 2020
Joint Committee on Children, Disability, Equality and Integration Report on pre-legislative scrutiny of the General Scheme of the Parent's Leave and Benefit (Amendment) Bill 2020

Tue, 29 Dec 2020

Work Programme 2020/2021
Joint Committee on Children, Disability, Equality and Integration Work Programme 2020/2021

Select committee

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

EU scrutiny

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EU scrutiny

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

Committee contact details

Committee on Children, Disability, Equality and Integration

Leinster House

Kildare Street

Dublin 2

D02 XR20

Clerk to the Committee

Anita Gibbons

(01) 618 3843

cdei@oireachtas.ie

Press officer

Robert Kennedy-Cochrane

(01) 618 4149

(085) 870 7436

robert.kennedy-cochrane@oireachtas.ie