Next meeting:

Last updated - 7 May 2021, 16.52

12 May 2021, 09.30

The Joint Committee on Health will meet in Committee Room 2, LH2000.

The committee scrutinises the work of the Department of Health and its agencies and examines health policy, the future planning of health services and proposed changes to the way health care is delivered.

Date established: 30 Jul 2020

House: 33rd Dáil, 26th Seanad

Vitamin D

Latest Report

Vitamin D

The Committee has published a report on addressing vitamin D deficiency as a public health measure in Ireland. The report makes four recommendations including that daily vitamin D supplements be recommended to the entire adult population.

Press releases

4 May 2021, 15.51

Oireachtas Committee to discuss RTÉ Investigates programme with Department of Health Secretary General Robert Watt

19 Apr 2021, 13.02

Health Committee to get update on Covid-19 vaccine rollout

12 Apr 2021, 16.31

Health Committee to meet NPHET for update on Covid-19 pandemic response

Recent videos

Wed, 5 May 2021

Committee on Health

Topic: The RTÉ Prime Time Investigates programme on the alleged gathering of sensitive information about children who were involved in dormant legal actions against the State

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Tue, 27 Apr 2021

Committee on Health

Topic: 2021 Revised Estimates for Public Services - Vote 38 (Department of Health)

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Tue, 20 Apr 2021

Committee on Health

Topic: Update on the rollout of the Covid - 19 Vaccination

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Recent documents

Wed, 5 May

Opening statement, Robert Watt, Secretary General, Department of Health

Opening statement, Robert Watt, Secretary General, Department of Health ()

Tue, 27 Apr

Opening statement, Stephen Donnelly T.D., Minister, Department of Health

Opening statement, Stephen Donnelly T.D., Minister, Department of Health ()

Tue, 20 Apr

Opening statement, Professor Karina Butler, Chair, National Immunisation Advisory Committee (NIAC)

Opening statement, Professor Karina Butler, Chair, National Immunisation Advisory Committee (NIAC) ()

Recent reports

Wed, 7 Apr 2021

Report on addressing Vitamin D deficiency as a public health measure in Ireland
Joint Committee on Health Report on addressing Vitamin D deficiency as a public health measure in Ireland

Select committee

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

EU scrutiny

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EU scrutiny

All proposed EU legislation in the area of health is scrutinized by the committee and decisions are made regarding such proposals.

Committee contact details

Committee on Health

Leinster House

Kildare Street

Dublin 2

D02 XR20

Clerk to the Committee

Iqra Zainul Abedin

(01) 618 3102

health@oireachtas.ie

 

Press officer

Petrina Vousden

(01) 618 3437

(085) 8745 295

petrina.vousden@oireachtas.ie