Next meeting:

Last updated - 22 Jan 2021, 16.28

27 Jan 2021, 10.00

The Joint Committee on Social Protection, Community and Rural Development and the Islands will meet in private session.

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

15 Dec 2020, 15.43

Committee on Social Protection, Community and Rural Development and the Islands to discuss Mobile and Broadband Coverage in rural Ireland

8 Dec 2020, 16.44

Committee on Social Protection, Community and Rural Development and the Islands publishes report on the Pandemic Unemployment Scheme

8 Dec 2020, 14.20

Committee on Social Protection, Community and Rural Development and the Islands to discuss Covid-19 Pandemic Supports targeted at the Islands and Rural Ireland

Recent videos

Wed, 16 Dec 2020

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

Topic: Broadband and Mobile Coverage in Rural Ireland

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Wed, 9 Dec 2020

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

Topic: Covid-19 Pandemic Supports to the Islands & Rural Ireland

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Wed, 2 Dec 2020

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

Topic: Rural Hubs, Broadband & Mobile Coverage in Rural Ireland

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Recent documents

Wed, 16 Dec

Opening statement, Fergal Mulligan, Programme Director for Ireland's National Broadband Plan and Patrick Neary, Chief Technology Officer – Communications, Department for Communications, Climate Action and Environment

Opening statement, Fergal Mulligan, Programme Director for Ireland's National Broadband Plan and Patrick Neary, Chief Technology Officer – Communications, Department for Communications, Climate Action and Environment (PDF)

Wed, 9 Dec

Opening statement, William Parnell, Assistant Secretary General, Department of Community and Rural Development

Opening statement, William Parnell, Assistant Secretary General, Department of Community and Rural Development (PDF)

Tue, 8 Dec

Submission, Padraig MacLochlainn, TD

Submission, Padraig MacLochlainn, TD (PDF)

Recent reports

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