Next meeting:

Last updated - 10 May 2021, 16.29

12 May 2021, 09.30

The Joint Committee on Social Protection, Community and Rural Development and the Islands will meet in Committee Room 3, LH2000.

The Committee scrutinises the work of the Department of Social Protection and Department of Rural and Community Development and their respective agencies, and examines expenditure, policy related aspects and EU matters.

Date established: 30 Jul 2020

House: 33rd Dáil, 26th Seanad

Pandemic unemployment payment scheme

Latest report

Pandemic unemployment payment scheme

The Committee has completed its consideration of the pandemic unemployment payment (PUP) scheme and published its report to the Minister.

Press releases

4 May 2021, 17.05

Committee on Social Protection, Community and Rural Development and the Islands to meet tomorrow for Pre-Budget discussion with Family Carers Ireland & Society of St Vincent de Paul

20 Apr 2021, 10.45

Committee on Social Protection, Community and Rural Development and the Islands to meet Minister Humphreys to discuss Strategy for Rural Development

22 Mar 2021, 15.02

Joint Committee on Social Protection, Community and Rural Development and the Islands will meet tomorrow to discuss the Roadmap for Social Inclusion

Recent videos

Wed, 5 May 2021

Committee on Social Protection, Community and Rural Development and the Islands

Topic: Discussion on Pre-Budget Submission Considerations

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Tue, 20 Apr 2021

Committee on Social Protection, Community and Rural Development and the Islands

Topic: Update on the Strategy for Rural Development and related issues

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Tue, 23 Mar 2021

Committee on Social Protection, Community and Rural Development and the Islands

Topic: The Roadmap to Social Inclusion

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Recent documents

Wed, 5 May

Opening statement, Issy Petrie, Research and Policy Officer, The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul

Opening statement, Issy Petrie, Research and Policy Officer, The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul ()

Wed, 5 May

Opening statement, Catherine Cox, Head of Communications and Policy, Family Carers Ireland

Opening statement, Catherine Cox, Head of Communications and Policy, Family Carers Ireland ()

Tue, 20 Apr

Opening statement, Heather Humphreys T.D., Minister, Department of Social Protection, Community and Rural Development and The Islands

Opening statement, Heather Humphreys T.D., Minister, Department of Social Protection, Community and Rural Development and The Islands ()

Recent reports

Mon, 8 Mar 2021

Submission to the Pension Commission, Joint Committee on Social Protection, Community and Rural Development and The Islands
Joint Committee on Social Protection, Community and Rural Development and The Islands Submission to the Pension Commission,

Tue, 8 Dec 2020

Report on Pandemic Unemployment Payment Scheme (PUP)
Joint Committee on Social Protection Community and Rural Development and The Islands Report on Pandemic Unemployment Payment Scheme (PUP)

Select committee

The select committee comprises only Dáil Members. It meets to consider legislation and Estimates relating to the Committee's remit.

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 Social Protection, Community and Rural Development and the Islands

Leinster House

Kildare Street

Dublin

D02 XR20

Clerk to the Committee

Paul Kelly

(01) 618 4281

spcri@oireachtas.ie

 

Press officer

Alan Neary

(01) 618 4743

(086) 010 7500

alan.neary@oireachtas.ie