6 DFómh 2020, 17.48

The Joint Committee on Enterprise, Trade and Employment will meet tomorrow, Wednesday, 7 October, at 9am in Committee Room 2 of Leinster House with the Minister of State at the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Robert Troy TD, to discuss the Brexit Omnibus Bill.

The Minister will brief the Committee, Chaired by Deputy Maurice Quinlivan, on the General Scheme of the Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union (Consequential Provisions) Bill 2020.

Part 4 of the Bill amends the Companies Act 2014 to facilitate migration of Irish securities from their current central securities depository, Euroclear UK & Ireland, to Euroclear Bank after Brexit. Part 5 provides for a small technical amendment to the Employment Permit Act 2006 to avoid disruption for business when the Brexit transition period ends.

Deputy Quinlivan said: “The Committee welcomes this opportunity for Minister Troy to brief Members on the Brexit Omnibus Bill. Brexit will have enormous implications for Irish businesses and trade with Britain and the EU from January 1 next, especially if there is no agreement between the EU and the UK on our future relationship. Members look forward to engaging with Minister Troy on this important legislation.”

The Joint Committee on Enterprise, Trade and Employment has 14 Members, nine from the Dáil and five from the Seanad.

The meeting in Committee Room 2 can be viewed live on Oireachtas TV.

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

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Committee membership


Fianna Fáil

Solidarity - People Before Profit

Maurice Quinlivan - Cathaoirleach

Sinn Féin


Fianna Fáil

Fine Gael


Fine Gael

Fianna Fáil

Green Party

Sinn Féin

Labour Party