Schedule of meetings

Fri, 18 Aug
  • 10.30

    Committee Meeting: Transport, Tourism and Sport (Joint)
    CR3, LH 2000 - (T) To be televised

  • 09.00

    Committee Meeting: Transport, Tourism and Sport (Joint)
    CR2, LH 2000 - (T) To be televised

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About committees

Oireachtas committees advise the Houses of the Oireachtas on a range of specific areas. Committee members include TDs, Senators or both. Committees receive submissions and presentations from members of the public, interest groups and Government Departments. Their public meetings are broadcast live and recorded and they may publish reports on specific issues. Committees also scrutinise Government expenditure and debate proposed legislation.

Committees 32nd Dáil / 25th Seanad

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19 July 2017

Culture 2025

The Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs committee has published Ireland’s first national cultural policy. It provides a vision, foundation and policy framework for the continued vitality, development and viability of Irish arts, culture and heritage up to 2025.

Recent debates

Friday, 18 August 2017

Committee on Transport, Tourism and Sport [Joint Committee]

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Committee on Transport, Tourism and Sport [Joint Committee]

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Committee on Budgetary Oversight

Summer Economic Statement: Discussion.

Press releases

18 Aug 2017, 16.00

Committee on Sport to meet to discuss next stage in deliberations on Moran Report

17 Aug 2017, 15.00

Committee on Sport to reconvene hearings on Moran Report on Friday 18 August

17 Aug 2017, 12.00

Committee on Sport responds to correspondence from former OCI President

16 Aug 2017, 11.00

Committee on Sport to examine Moran Report into ticketing for Rio Games

Recent reports

Wednesday, 02 Aug 2017

Brexit and the Future of Ireland Uniting Ireland and Its People in Peace and Prosperity

Wednesday, 26 Jul 2017

Report on the Working Conditions of the Early Years Education and Care Sector 2017

Tuesday, 25 Jul 2017

Report on Building on Recovery: Infrastructure and Capital Investment 2016 - 2021

Wednesday, 19 Jul 2017

Report on Culture 2025 – Éire Ildánach, Framework Policy to 2025

Submission guidelines

Before you make a submission to an Oireachtas committee, please read our Submission Guidelines. It gives a brief overview of the purpose of submissions and the format to be used.

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Scrutiny of EU legislation

What happens when the EU proposes new legislation for member states? This infographic outlines how the Oireachtas reviews and responds to such proposals.


Do you know your standing committees from your joint committees from your select committees? Decode parliamentary jargon with our A to Z guide.

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What are standing committees?

Standing committees are established by standing orders of the Oireachtas and fulfill functions that are required by every parliament, such as the scrutiny of public accounts.

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What is the difference between select and joint committees?

A select committees includes members from either the Dáil or the Seanad, but not both. A joint committee has members from both Dáil and Seanad.

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Committees and the EU

Committees play an important role in ensuring that EU legislation and proposals are scrutinised and in holding the Government to account in Ireland's relations with Europe.