Next meeting:

Last updated - 4 May 2021, 11.51

6 May 2021, 11.30

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

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 the issue of distribution of Covid-19 vaccines to developing countries.

Press releases

3 May 2021, 15.00

Foreign Affairs Committee to get update from Minister Simon Coveney

26 Apr 2021, 12.20

Foreign Affairs Committee to discuss current situation in Myanmar

19 Apr 2021, 14.19

Oireachtas Committee to hear from Commission on the Defence Forces

Recent videos

Tue, 4 May 2021

Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence

Topic: To brief the Committee on matters considered at meetings of the Foreign Affairs Council and the UN Security Council

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Tue, 27 Apr 2021

Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence

Topic: Discussion on the current situation in Myanmar

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Tue, 20 Apr 2021

Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence

Topic: Discussion on The Commission on the Defence forces with Chair Aidan O’Driscoll

View video

Recent documents

Tue, 4 May

Opening statement, Simon Coveney T.D., Minister, Department of Foreign affairs and Defence

Opening statement, Simon Coveney T.D., Minister, Department of Foreign affairs and Defence (PDF)

Tue, 27 Apr

Opening statement, Dr Mary C. Murphy, Senior Lecturer, Department of Government & Politics, University College Cork

Opening statement, Dr Mary C. Murphy, Senior Lecturer, Department of Government & Politics, University College Cork (PDF)

Tue, 20 Apr

Opening statement, Aidan O’Driscoll, Chair, Commission on The Defence Forces

Opening statement, Aidan O’Driscoll, Chair, Commission on The Defence Forces (PDF)

Recent reports

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