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

Next meeting:

Last updated - 20 May 2022, 15.13

25 May 2022, 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

Pensions

Latest report

Pensions

The Committee has published its response to the Report of the Commission on Pensions. The Committee recommends that the current pension age be retained.

Press releases

17 May 2022, 14.20

Social Protection Committee to discuss means assessments and policy issues for carers with representatives from Family Carers Ireland

10 May 2022, 15.54

Social Protection Committee to discuss the Rural Social Scheme and the Tús Initiative with representatives

5 Apr 2022, 16.04

Committee to discuss a national strategy for the development of the Islands with representatives from the Department of Rural and Community Development

Recent videos

Wed, 18 May 2022

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

Topic: National Policy Issues for Carers and National Means Assesments

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Wed, 11 May 2022

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

Topic: "State TÚS Initiative" and the "Rural Social Scheme"

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Wed, 6 Apr 2022

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

Topic: To discuss the matter of a national strategy on the development of the Islands

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Recent documents

Thu, 19 May

Briefing note, Heather Humphreys T.D., Minister for Social Protection, Community and Rural Development, and the Islands

Briefing note, Heather Humphreys T.D., Minister for Social Protection, Community and Rural Development, and the Islands ()

Thu, 19 May

Briefing Note (a), Department of Social Protection

Briefing Note (a), Department of Social Protection ()

Thu, 19 May

Briefing Note (b), Department of Social Protection

Briefing Note (b), Department of Social Protection ()

Recent reports

Wed, 2 Feb 2022

Response to the Report of the Commission on Pensions
Joint Committee on Social Protection, Community and Rural Development and the Islands Response to the Report of the Commission on Pensions, February 2022

Tue, 9 Nov 2021

Report of the Joint Committee on Examination of Employment Services
Joint Committee on Social Protection, Community and Rural Development and the Islands report on Examination of Employment Services, November 2021

Thu, 29 Jul 2021

Report on Pre-Budget Submission to the Department of Rural and Community Development
Joint Committee on Social Protection, Community and Rural Development and the Islands Report on Pre-Budget Submission to the Department of Rural and Community Development

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

Áine McMahon

(01) 618 3437

(085) 8007312

aine.mcmahon@oireachtas.ie

 

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