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.

The Committee was renamed during the Dáil term (24 May 2021) and was previously the Committee on Children, Disability, Equality and Integration.

Date established: 24 May 2021

House: 33rd Dáil, 26th Seanad

Committee on Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth invites submissions on the General Scheme of the Child Care (Amendment) Bill 2021
Find out more

If you are interested in responding to a call for submissions to a public consultation, it is important that you read the guidance note.

Press releases

16 Nov 2021, 11.38

Committee to discuss the experiences of migrant communities engaging with the healthcare system and State bodies

18 Oct 2021, 16.45

Joint Committee on Children, Disability, Equality, Integration and Youth to resume Pre-Legislative Scrutiny of Birth Information and Tracing Bill 2021

4 Oct 2021, 15.50

Joint Committee on Children, Disability, Equality, Integration and Youth to discuss regulation and funding issues in childcare sector, and report on adoptive rights

Recent videos

Tue, 23 Nov 2021

Committee on Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth

Topics:

EU Scrutiny Decision - COM(2020)621 - Proposal for a COUNCIL RECOMMENDATION on Roma equality, inclusion and participation {SWD(2020) 530},
EU Scrutiny Decision - COM(2021)634 - Proposal for a DECISION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL on a European Year of Youth 2022,
Child Poverty (resumed)

View video

Tue, 16 Nov 2021

Committee on Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth

Topic: Experiences of Migrant Communities engaging with state bodies, the health care system and other social services

View video

Tue, 9 Nov 2021

Committee on Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth

Topics: 

Session One - Strengthening prevention and early intervention supports to Children and families post pandemic

Session Two - Child Poverty

View video

Recent documents

Tue, 23 Nov

Opening statement, Frances Byrne, Director of Policy, Advocacy & Campaigning, Early Childhood Ireland

Opening statement, Frances Byrne, Director of Policy, Advocacy & Campaigning, Early Childhood Ireland ()

Tue, 23 Nov

Opening statement, Louise Baylis, Spokesperson, S.P.A.R.K, Single Parents Acting for the Rights of our Kids

Opening statement, Louise Baylis, Spokesperson, S.P.A.R.K, Single Parents Acting for the Rights of our Kids ()

Tue, 23 Nov

Opening statement, Tanya Ward, Chief Executive Officer, Children’s Rights Alliance

Opening statement, Tanya Ward, Chief Executive Officer, Children’s Rights Alliance ()

Recent reports

Thu, 15 Jul 2021

Report on pre-legislative scrutiny of the General Scheme of a Certain Institutional Burials (Authorised Interventions) Bill
Joint Committee on Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth Report on pre-legislative scrutiny of the General Scheme of a Certain Institutional Burials (Authorised Interventions) Bill July 2021

Select committee

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

EU scrutiny

Image: iStock

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, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth

Leinster House

Kildare Street

Dublin 2

D02 XR20

Clerk to the Committee

Anita Gibbons

(01) 618 3843

cdei@oireachtas.ie