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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

Covid-19 vaccination

Latest publication

Covid-19 vaccination

The Committee has published a report on Demolitions and Displacements in the occupied Palestinian Territory

Press releases

11 Oct 2021, 16.03

Foreign Affairs Committee to meet Turkey’s Ambassador to Ireland

4 Oct 2021, 14.53

Foreign Affairs Committee to meet Reserve Defence Force Representative Association

28 Sep 2021, 16.11

Foreign Affairs Committee to hear from Martin Fraser on UN Special Envoy appointment

Recent videos

Wed, 13 Oct 2021

Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence

Topic: Motion on the terms of the Partnership and Cooperation Agreement between the European Union and its Member States, and the Republic of Singapore

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Tue, 12 Oct 2021

Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence

Topic: Engagement with the Ambassador of Turkey to Ireland in respect of Turkish Foreign Policy and Turkey Ireland relations

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Tue, 5 Oct 2021

Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence

Topics: Engagement with the Reserve Defence Force Representative Association (RDFRA) to discuss issues facing the Reserve and the Defence Forces

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Recent documents

Wed, 13 Oct

Opening statement, Minister of State Thomas Byrne, Department of Foreign Affairs

Opening statement, Minister of State Thomas Byrne, Department of Foreign Affairs ()

Tue, 12 Oct

Opening statement, His Excellency Mr. Mehmet Hakan Olcay, Ambassador, Embassy of Turkey to Ireland and UK

Opening statement, His Excellency Mr. Mehmet Hakan Olcay, Ambassador, Embassy of Turkey to Ireland and UK ()

Tue, 5 Oct

Opening statement, Neil Richardson, General Secretary, RDFRA

Opening statement, Neil Richardson, General Secretary, RDFRA ()

Recent reports

Tue, 13 Jul 2021

Report on Demolitions and Displacements in the occupied Palestinian Territory
Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence Report on Demolitions and Displacements in the occupied Palestinian Territory July 2021

Fri, 5 Mar 2021

Report on the Distribution of COVID-19 Vaccines to Developing Countries
Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence Report on the Distribution of COVID-19 Vaccines to Developing Countries March 2021

Mon, 8 Feb 2021

Work Programme 2021
Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence Work Programme 2021

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