11 Feabh 2019, 12.39

The Joint Committee on Housing, Planning & Local Government will meet tomorrow (Tuesday) at 11.00 in Committee Room 1, Leinster House to discuss the topic of our water systems and environment.

It is the first of two important Committee meetings scheduled for this week, with representatives from Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, NUI Galway and the Irish Cosmetics, Detergents and Allied Products Association to attend on Tuesday.

In advance of tomorrows meeting, the Chairman of the Joint Committee, Deputy Maria Bailey, said: “This meeting will discuss the Pre-Legislative Scrutiny of the Microbeads Bill, and the Committee is eager to hear from three key stakeholder groups.”

The Committee meeting on Thursday (9.30 in Committee Room 1, Leinster House) will hear from Irish Water, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Officials from Dept. of Housing, Planning and Local Government.

Deputy Maria Bailey explained: “Thursday will provide the Committee with a general update on the water sector, as well as an update on an EU proposal which we had before the Committee previously and an update from the EPA on two reports which they issued towards the end of last year.”

Committee proceedings can be viewed live here: https://www.oireachtas.ie/en/oireachtas-tv/cr1-live/

Committee proceedings can also be viewed on the move, through the Houses of the Oireachtas Smartphone App, available for Apple and Android devices.

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Committee membership


Maria Bailey - Cathaoirleach

Fine Gael

Solidarity - People Before Profit

Fianna Fáil


Fianna Fáil

Fine Gael

Sinn Féin



Fine Gael

Green Party