Next meeting:

Last updated - 22 Jan 2021, 16.31

28 Jan 2021, 11.30

The Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence will meet in private.

The committee shadows the work of the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Department of Defence.

Date established: 30 Jul 2020

House: 33rd Dáil, 26th Seanad

Press releases

16 Dec 2020, 12.36

Foreign Affairs Committee to hear from Russia’s Ambassador to Ireland and Ireland’s Permanent Representative to the UN

9 Dec 2020, 16.17

Oireachtas Committee to hear from the Ambassador of Georgia and the Ambassador of Israel

2 Dec 2020, 15.55

Oireachtas Committee to hear from the Head of Mission of Palestine and the Chargé d'Affaires of Ukraine

Recent videos

Thu, 17 Dec 2020

Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence

Topics: Engagement with the Ambassador of Russia, Engagement with the Ambassador/ Permanent Representative of Ireland to the United Nations

View video

Thu, 10 Dec 2020

Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence

Topics: Part 1. Engagement with the Ambassador of Georgia, Part 2. Engagement with the Ambassador of Israel

View video

Thu, 3 Dec 2020

Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence

Topics: Part 1: Engagement with the Ambassador Head of Mission of Palestine, Part 2: Engagement with the Chargé d'Affaires of Ukraine

View video

Recent documents

Thu, 17 Dec

Opening statement, H.E. Yury Anatoliyevich Filatov, Ambassador of Russia, Embassy of Russia

Opening statement, H.E. Yury Anatoliyevich Filatov, Ambassador of Russia, Embassy of Russia (PDF)

Thu, 17 Dec

Opening statement, Geraldine Byrne Nason, Ambassador/ Permanent Representative of Ireland, United Nations in New York

Opening statement, Geraldine Byrne Nason, Ambassador/ Permanent Representative of Ireland, United Nations in New York (PDF)

Thu, 10 Dec

Opening statement, George Zurabashvili, Ambassador of Georgia, Embassy of Georgia

Opening statement, George Zurabashvili, Ambassador of Georgia, Embassy of Georgia (PDF)

Select committee

The select committee comprises only Dáil Members. It meets to consider legislation and Estimates relating to the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Department of Defence.

EU scrutiny

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EU scrutiny

All proposed EU legislation in the areas of agriculture, food and the marine is scrutinized by the committee and decisions are made regarding such proposals.

Committee contact details

Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence
Leinster House
Kildare Street
Dublin
D02 XR20

Clerk to the Committee

Noel Murphy

(01) 618 3167

jcfad@oireachtas.ie

 

Press officer
Petrina Vousden
(01) 618 3437
(085) 8745 295
petrina.vousden@oireachtas.ie