Next Meeting:

Last updated - 17 Sep 2021, 15.35

21 Sep 2021, 16.30

The Joint Committee on Education, Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science will meet in Committee Room 4. LH2000.

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

23 Aug 2021, 12.00

Education Committee launches report on School Bullying and the Impact on Mental Health

21 Jul 2021, 17.15

Education Committee to discuss reopening of further and higher education institutions in safe and sustainable way with Minister Harris and Minister of State Collins

19 Jul 2021, 15.35

Education Committee continues Pre-legislative scrutiny of the general scheme of the Higher Education Authority Bill 2021

Recent videos

Thu, 22 Jul 2021

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

Topics: Minutes of the meeting of 20th July 2021, Reopening of Further and Higher Education Institutions in a Safe and Sustainable Way

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Tue, 20 Jul 2021

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

Topics: Minutes of the meeting of 13th July 2021, Pre-Legislative Scrutiny meeting on the General Scheme of the Higher Education Authority (HEA) Bill 2021

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Tue, 13 Jul 2021

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

Topic: Minutes of the meeting of 8th July 2021, Pre-legislative scrutiny of the general scheme of the Higher Education Authority Bill 2021

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Recent documents

Mon, 23 Aug

Submissions, various individuals and organisations

Submissions, various individuals and organisations ()

Thu, 22 Jul

Opening statement, Simon Harris TD, Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science

Opening statement, Simon Harris TD, Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science ()

Tue, 20 Jul

Opening statement, Tanya Kenny, Principal Officer, Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science

Opening statement, Tanya Kenny, Principal Officer, Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science ()

Recent reports

Mon, 23 Aug 2021

Report on School Bullying and the Impact on Mental Health
Joint Committee on Education, Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Report on School Bullying and the Impact on Mental Health

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

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

Jason Kiernan

(01) 618 4486

(086) 701 5235

jason.kiernan@oireachtas.ie