The committee scrutinises the work of the Department of Health and its agencies and examines health policy, the future planning of health services and proposed changes to the way health care is delivered.

Date established: 16 Jun 2016

House: 32nd Dáil, 25th Seanad

Medical Marijuana

Latest Report

Report on Medicinal Cannabinoids

A report that looks at the status of medicinal cannabis and cannabinoids and highlights both the risks and potential benefits of those products being introduced in Ireland to treat illlnesses. (Image courtesy eggrole)

Press releases

10 Jul 2017, 14.00

Select Committee on Health to examine Health and Social Care Professionals (Amendment) Bill 2017

21 Jun 2017, 15.00

Foreign Affairs Committee to meet with the Chargé d’Affaires of Ukraine to discuss the current situation in the region

21 Jun 2017, 14.00

Committee to examine proposed legislation on the rights of those in receipt of in-patient mental health treatment

Recent videos

Health JC

Wed, 12 Jul 2017

Committee on Health

Session A: 9.00 a.m. The processes and criteria used when evaluating ‘Orphan Drugs’
Session B: 10.30 a.m. Funding of ‘Orphan Drugs’

Health SC

Tue, 11 Jul 2017

Committee on Health

Health and Social Care Professionals (Amendment) Bill 2017

Health JC

Wed, 5 Jul 2017

Committee on Health

Link between Homelessness and Health

Recent debates

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Joint Committee

Funding of Orphan Drugs: Discussion

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Select Committee

Message to Dáil

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Joint Committee

Link between Homelessness and Health: Discussion

Recent documents

Wednesday, 12 Jul 2017

Opening Statement, Muscular Dystrophy Ireland, Funding for 'Orphan Drugs'

Wednesday, 12 Jul 2017

Opening Statement, National Centre for Pharmacoeconomics (NCPE)

Wednesday, 05 Jul 2017

Opening Statement, Simon Community

Recent reports

Thursday, 23 Feb 2017

European Union Scrutiny Work Programme 2017

Wednesday, 08 Feb 2017

Open Disclosure Report

Friday, 20 Jan 2017

Report on Medicinal Cannabinoids

Select committee

The select committee comprises only Dáil Members. It meets to consider legislation and Estimates relating to the Department of Health.

EU scrutiny

All proposed EU legislation in the area of health is scrutinized by the committee and decisions are made regarding such proposals.

Committee contact details

Joint Committee on Health
Leinster House
Kildare Street
Dublin 2
D02 XR20

Clerk to the Committee:
Pat Haran
(01) 618 3102
(076) 100 1752

Press Officer:
Liam O'Brien
(01) 618 4484
(086) 189 5098