Next Meeting:

Last updated - 5 Mar 2021, 16.18

11 Mar 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

1 Mar 2021, 10.46

Committee on Education, Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science to meet tomorrow with the reopening of schools and the 2021 State Examinations among the topics for discussion

22 Feb 2021, 17.15

Committee on Education, Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science to discuss Future Expansion of the Technological Universities

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

Recent videos

Tue, 2 Mar 2021

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

Topics: Update on a) reopening of schools; b) 2021 State Examinations; and c) a recent Joint Committee Report

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Tue, 23 Feb 2021

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

Topic: Future Expansion of the Technological Universities

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Tue, 16 Feb 2021

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

Topic: Future expansion of the Technological Universities

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Recent documents

Tue, 2 Mar

Opening statement, Norma Foley T.D., Minister, Department of Education

Opening statement, Norma Foley T.D., Minister, Department of Education (PDF)

Tue, 2 Mar

Opening statement, Josepha Madigan T.D., Minister of State, Department of Education

Opening statement, Josepha Madigan T.D., Minister of State, Department of Education (PDF)

Tue, 23 Feb

Opening statement, Simon Harris T.D., Minister, Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science

Opening statement, Simon Harris T.D., Minister, Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science (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