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Committee on Justice

Next meeting:

Last updated - 27 May 2022, 15.06

31 May 2022, 15.00

The Select Committee on Justice will meet in Committee Room 1, LH2000.

The Committee shadows the Department of Justice and considers policy in the fields of justice, security and the rule of law to ensure that Irish society is safe, secure, just, open-minded and impartial.

Date established: 30 Jul 2020

House: 33rd Dáil, 26th Seanad

Criminal Justice (Hate Crime) Bill 2021

Latest report

Criminal Justice (Hate Crime) Bill 2021

The Committee has completed its pre-legislative scrutiny of the General Scheme of the Criminal Justice (Hate Crime) Bill 2021 and published its report.

The legislation will be the first specific legislation in Ireland to deal with hate crime and will repeal and replace the Prohibition Of Incitement To Hatred Act, 1989, which deals with hate-based offences.

Press releases

17 May 2022, 15.20

Joint Committee on Justice has published its Report on Pre-Legislative Scrutiny of the General Scheme of the Gambling Regulation Bill

28 Mar 2022, 15.35

Joint Committee on Justice will meet to examine rehabilitative opportunities within the Irish Prison system.

21 Mar 2022, 16.50

Joint Committee on Justice to resume their pre-legislative scrutiny of the General Scheme of the Gambling Regulation Bill.

Recent videos

Tue, 24 May 2022

Committee on Justice

Topic: Committee Stage consideration of the Judicial Appointments Commission Bill 2022

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Tue, 26 Apr 2022

Committee on Justice

Topic: Committee Stage consideration of the Sex Offenders (Amendment) Bill 2021

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Tue, 29 Mar 2022

Committee on Justice

Topic: An examination of rehabilitative opportunities within the Prison system

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Recent documents

Tue, 29 Mar

Opening statement, Ethel Gavin, Former Prison Governor

Opening statement, Ethel Gavin, Former Prison Governor ()

Tue, 29 Mar

Opening statement, Eddie Mullins, Governor of Mountjoy Prison

Opening statement, Eddie Mullins, Governor of Mountjoy Prison ()

Tue, 29 Mar

Opening statement, Warren Graham

Opening statement, Warren Graham ()

Recent reports

Tue, 17 May 2022

Report on Pre-Legislative Scrutiny of the General Scheme of the Gambling Regulation Bill
Joint Committee on Justice Report on Pre-Legislative Scrutiny of the General Scheme of the Gambling Regulation Bill, May 2022

Fri, 8 Apr 2022

Report on Pre-Legislative Scrutiny of the General Scheme of the Criminal Justice (Hate Crime) Bill 2021
Joint Committee on Justice Report on Pre-Legislative Scrutiny of the General Scheme of the Criminal Justice (Hate Crime) Bill 2021

Thu, 17 Feb 2022

Work Programme January 2022
Joint Committee on Justice Work Programme January 2022

Select committee

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

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 Justice
Leinster House
Kildare Street
Dublin
D02 XR20

Clerk to the Committee

Alan Guidon

(01) 618 3899

justice@oireachtas.ie

Press officer

Stephen Higgins

(01) 618 4743 

stephen.higgins@oireachtas.ie

Judicial Appointments Commission

Latest report

Judicial Appointments Commission

The Committee has completed its pre-legislative scrutiny of the General Scheme of the Judicial Appointments Commission Bill 2020 and published its report.

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