Schedule of meetings

Thu, 21 Sep
  • 14.30

    Committee Meeting: Budgetary Oversight
    CR3, LH 2000 - (P) Private Meeting

  • 14.00

    Committee Meeting: Budgetary Oversight
    CR2, LH 2000 - (T) To be televised

  • 14.00

    Committee Meeting: Eighth Amendment of the Constitution (Joint)
    CR3, LH 2000 - (P) Private Meeting

  • 10.30

    Committee Meeting: Future of Mental Health Care (Joint)
    CR4, LH 2000 - (P) Private Meeting

  • 16.00

    Committee Meeting: Budgetary Oversight
    CR4, LH 2000 - (T) To be televised

  • 09.00

    Committee Meeting: Justice and Equality (Joint)
    CR2, LH 2000 - (T) To be televised

  • 09.00

    Committee Meeting: Budgetary Oversight
    CR4, LH 2000 - (T) To be televised

  • 09.30

    Committee Meeting: Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government(Joint)
    CR1, LH 2000 - (T) To be televised

  • 11.00

    Committee Meeting: Health (Joint)
    CR3, LH 2000 - (P) Private Meeting

  • 12.15

    Committee Meeting: European Union Affairs (Joint)
    CR1, LH 2000 - (T) To be televised

  • 13.30

    Committee Meeting: Eighth Amendment of the Constitution (Joint)
    CR2, LH 2000 - (T) To be televised

  • 13.30

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

  • 13.30

    Committee Meeting: Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs (Joint)
    CR4, LH 2000 - (T) To be televised

  • 14.15

    Committee Meeting: Transport, Tourism and Sport (Joint)
    CR1, LH 2000 - (T) To be televised

  • 18.30

    Committee Meeting: Dáil Business
    R160 5-Storey Block - (P) Private Meeting

  • 09.00

    Committee Meeting: Public Accounts
    CR3, LH 2000 - (T) To be televised

  • 09.30

    Committee Meeting: Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Defence (Joint)
    CR1, LH 2000 - (P) Private Meeting

  • 09.30

    Committee Meeting: Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, and Taoiseach (Joint)
    CR2, LH 2000 - (T) To be televised

  • 10.30

    Committee Meeting: European Union Affairs (Joint); Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Defence (Joint); Implementation of the Good Friday Agreement (Joint)
    Dáil Chamber - (T) To be televised

  • 14.00

    Committee Meeting: Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation (Joint)
    CR1, LH 2000 - (T) To be televised

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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

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Committee of Public Accounts

Business of Committee

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Committee on European Union Affairs

Engagement with Mr. Guy Verhofstadt MEP, European Parliament Brexit Co-ordinator

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Defence [Joint Committee]

Engagement with Mr. Guy Verhofstadt MEP, European Parliament Brexit Co-ordinator

Press releases

20 Sep 2017, 15.00

Guy Verhofstadt to address Special Joint Meeting of three Committees in the Dáil chamber

20 Sep 2017, 12.00

Finance Committee to meet with pillar banks

20 Sep 2017, 12.00

Jobs Committee to resume discussion of Atypical Scheme

19 Sep 2017, 16.00

Justice & Equality Committee to discuss child protection audit with Dr Geoffrey Shannon

Recent reports

Friday, 22 Sep 2017

Report of the Business Committee, 26- 28 September 2017

Thursday, 14 Sep 2017

Report of the Business Committee, 20 and 21 September 2017

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

Committee on European Union Affairs calls for submissions on the Future of Europe

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Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Defence calls for submissions on Irish Aid programme

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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.

Glossary

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.