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Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence

Next meeting:

Last updated - 20 May 2022, 15.08

24 May 2022, 15.15

The Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence will meet in Committee Room 2, LH2000.

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

Work programme

Latest publication

Work programme

The Committee has published its work programme for 2022. It details business that the Committee must transact between now and the end of the year in accordance with its orders of reference, as well as key policy issues from which items may be selected for consideration.

Press releases

24 May 2022, 11.42

Foreign Affairs Committee to discuss women, peace and security with representatives from the Irish Consortium on Gender Based Violence

25 Apr 2022, 17.36

Foreign Affairs Committee to discuss the problems and barriers facing those returning to live in Ireland

5 Apr 2022, 12.02

Foreign Affairs Committee to meet with representatives from Ireland Israel Alliance

Recent videos

Tue, 26 Apr 2022

Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence

Topic: Engagement with representatives from Crosscare Migrant Project and the Coalition of Irish Immigration Centre's to discuss the problems and barriers facing those returning to live in Ireland.

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Tue, 12 Apr 2022

Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence

Topic: Committee Stage consideration of the Defence Forces (Evidence) Bill 2019

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Tue, 5 Apr 2022

Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence

Topic: To discuss Amnesty International’s report Israel’s Apartheid against Palestinians.

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Recent documents

Tue, 26 Apr

Opening statement, Aileen Dibra, Executive Director, Coalition of Irish Immigration Centers

Opening statement, Aileen Dibra, Executive Director, Coalition of Irish Immigration Centers ()

Tue, 26 Apr

Opening statement, Richard King, Project Leader, Crosscare

Opening statement, Richard King, Project Leader, Crosscare ()

Tue, 5 Apr

Opening statement, Jackie Goodall, Founder and Executive Director, Ireland Israel Alliance

Opening statement, Jackie Goodall, Founder and Executive Director, Ireland Israel Alliance ()

Recent reports

Fri, 28 Jan 2022

Work Programme 2022
Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence Work Programme 2022

Fri, 26 Nov 2021

Report on Visit to Irish Naval Service HQ, Haulbowline, County Cork 8th October, 2021
Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence Report on Visit to Irish Naval Service HQ, Haulbowline, County Cork 8th October, 2021

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

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

Paul Stephens

(01) 618 3167

jcfad@oireachtas.ie

 

Press officer

Áine McMahon

(01) 618 3437

(085) 8007312

aine.mcmahon@oireachtas.ie

 

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