8 Oct 2020

This Committee was established to consider and take evidence on the State’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The Committee published its final report and laid it before the Houses of the Oireachtas on 8 October 2020.

Date established: 6 May 2020

Date dissolved: 8 Oct 2020

House: 33rd Dáil

Final report

Latest report

Final report

The Committee has published its final report. The report examines the State’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic as it evolved since early 2020. It highlights areas requiring ongoing oversight and accountability. These will now fall to be undertaken by the various sectoral joint committees of the Houses of the Oireachtas.

Recent videos

Wed, 30 Sep 2020

Special Committee on Covid-19 Response

Topic: Update on the Resilience and Recovery 2020-2021: Plan for Living with COVID-19. Stephen Donnelly TD, Minister for Health

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Tue, 29 Sep 2020

Special Committee on Covid-19 Response

Topic: Update on testing and tracing and the rising incidence of Covid-19 in the State

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Wed, 23 Sep 2020

Special Committee on Covid-19 Response

Topic: Resilience and Recovery 2020-2021: Plan for Living with COVID-19. Strategic options for using the Government Plan to eliminate community transmission of Covid - 19 in Ireland

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Recent press releases

9 Oct 2020, 09.45

Final report of the Special Committee on Covid-19 is published

29 Sep 2020, 19.39

Minister for Health, Acting Chief Medical Officer and NPHET experts before Oireachtas Covid-19 Committee

28 Sep 2020, 17.30

Oireachtas Covid-19 Committee to meet with with HSE chief Paul Reid and Health Minister Stephen Donnelly this week

Recent documents

Wed, 30 Sep

Submission, Aine Lynch, CEO, National Parents Council Primary, SCC19R-R-0297

Submission, Aine Lynch, CEO, National Parents Council Primary, SCC19R-R-0297 (PDF)

Wed, 30 Sep

Submission, Nick Henderson, Irish Refugee Council, SCC19R-R-0069

Submission, Nick Henderson, Irish Refugee Council, SCC19R-R-0069 (PDF)

Wed, 30 Sep

Submission, Dr. Niall Muldoon, Ombudsman for Children, SCC19R-R-0096

Submission, Dr. Niall Muldoon, Ombudsman for Children, SCC19R-R-0096 (PDF)

All reports published by the Comittee

Fri, 9 Oct 2020

Final Report of the Special Committee on Covid-19 Response SCCR004
Special Committee on Covid-19 Response final report and recommendations

Wed, 5 Aug 2020

Interim Report on Testing and Tracing SCCR003
Special Committee on Covid-19 Response Interim report on the testing and tracing regime put in place to deal with cases of Covid-19 in Ireland

Fri, 31 Jul 2020

Interim report on Covid-19 in Nursing Homes SCCR002
Special Committee on Covid-19 Response Interim report on Covid-19 in Nursing Homes

Fri, 17 Jul 2020

Stimulating Enterprise and the Economy SCCR001
Special Committee on Covid-19 Response Report on Stimulating Enterprise and the Economy

Committee contact details

Special Committee on Covid-19 Response

Leinster House
Kildare Street
Dublin 2
D02 XR20

Clerk to the Committee

Ted McEnery

(01) 618 3102

Covid19@oireachtas.ie

Press Officer

Petrina Vousden
+353 (0) 1 618 3437
+353 (0) 85 8745 295
petrina.vousden@oireachtas.ie