Next Meeting:

Last updated - 22 Jan 2021, 16.31

28 Jan 2021, 11.30

The Joint Committee on Education, Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science will meet in private session.

The Committee shadows the Department of Education and the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science. It seeks to provide a meaningful input into legislation and policy so that Ireland’s education system benefits all of society and is recognised internationally as a world class system in terms of research, innovation and science.

Date established: 30 Jul 2020

House: 33rd Dáil, 26th Seanad

Impact of Covid-19

Report

Impact of Covid-19

The Committee has published a report on the impact of Covid-19 on primary and secondary education. The report contains ten recommendations that the Committee believes should be implemented without delay.

Press releases

14 Jan 2021, 13.18

Joint Committee on Education, Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science launches report entitled The Impact of COVID-19 on Primary and Secondary Education

16 Dec 2020, 17.13

Joint Committee on Education, Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science to discuss marginalised students, Early School Leavers and the role of alternative education.

9 Dec 2020, 17.15

Joint Committee on Education, Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science to discuss the effects of Covid-19 on Further Education and Training

Recent videos

Thu, 17 Dec 2020

Committee on Education, Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science

Topics: Marginalised students in primary and post primary DEIS Schools and other settings, Early School Leavers and the role of Alternative Education

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Thu, 10 Dec 2020

Committee on Education, Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science

Topic: The Effects of Covid 19 on Further Education and Training

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Tue, 8 Dec 2020

Committee on Education, Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science

Topic: 2020 Supplementary Estimates for Public Services - Vote 45 (Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science)

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Recent documents

Thu, 17 Dec

Opening statement, Dr Paul Downes, Director, Educational Disadvantage Centre, Institute of Education, Dublin City University

Opening statement, Dr Paul Downes, Director, Educational Disadvantage Centre, Institute of Education, Dublin City University (PDF)

Thu, 17 Dec

Opening statement and submission, Don O’Leary, Director, Cork Life Centre

Opening statement and submission, Don O’Leary, Director, Cork Life Centre (PDF)

Thu, 10 Dec

Opening statement, Andrew Brownlee, Chief Executive Officer, SOLAS

Opening statement, Andrew Brownlee, Chief Executive Officer, SOLAS (PDF)

Recent reports

Mon, 18 Jan 2021

Annual Report 2020, Joint Committee on Education, Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science
Annual Report of the Joint Committee on Education, Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, 2020

Thu, 14 Jan 2021

Report on The Impact of COVID-19 on Primary and Secondary Education
Joint Committee on Education, Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science report on The Impact of COVID-19 on Primary and Secondary Education January 2021

Thu, 14 Jan 2021

Work Programme 2021
Joint Committee on Education, Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Work Programme 2021

Wed, 7 Oct 2020

Work Programme 2020
Joint Committee on Education, Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science work programme 2020

Select committee

The select committee comprises only Dáil Members. It meets to consider legislation and Estimates relating to the Department of Education and the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science.

EU scrutiny

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EU scrutiny

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

Committee contact details

Committee on Education, Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science
Education

Leinster House

Kildare Street

Dublin 2

D02 XR20

Clerk to the Committee

Tara Kelly

(01) 618 3848

education@oireachtas.ie

Press officer

Alan Neary

(01) 618 4743

(086) 010 7500

alan.neary@oireachtas.ie