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Last Updated - 19 June 2017, 12:08

There are no scheduled meetings for this Committee available at this time.

The committee shadows the Department of Education and Skills. It seeks to provide a meaningful input into legislation and policy and ensure Ireland’s education system benefits all of society and is recognised internationally as a top class system.

Date established: 16 Jun 2016

House: 32nd Dáil, 25th Seanad

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New Report

Report on scrutiny of the Education (Admission to Schools) Bill 2016

The Joint Committee met with relevant stakeholders and explored and examined any overarching concerns and specific issues within the Bill. This report sets out a number of recommendations and conclusions.

Press releases

21 Jun 2017, 19.00

Education & Skills Committee publish report on Admissions to Schools Policy

29 May 2017, 15.00

Education Committee to discuss the work of Caranua with CEO Mary Higgins

15 May 2017, 12.00

Education Committee to examine the support of skills and apprenticeships in Ireland

Recent videos

Education and Skills JC

Tue, 30 May 2017

Committee on Education and Skills

Session A: Pre-Legislative Scrutiny of the Education (Amendment) Bill 2015 [PMB] & the General Scheme of an Education (Parent and Student Charter) Bill 2016
Session B: Engagement with Caranua

Education and Skills SC

Tue, 16 May 2017

Committee on Education and Skills

2017 Revised Estimates for Public Services - Vote 26 - Education and Skills (resumed Programme B)
In attendance: Minister for Education and Skills

Education and Skills JC

Tue, 16 May 2017

Committee on Education and Skills

Discussion on submissions received in relation to the Committee's review of Skills and Apprenticeships schemes; In attendance: Representatives from Building and Allied Trades' Union (BATU); Construction Industry Federation (CIF); Centre of Craft Studies at Cork Institute of Technology; Education and Training Boards Ireland (ETBI); Irish Hotels Federation (IHF); and SOLAS

Recent debates

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Joint Committee

Engagement with Caranua

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Select Committee

Message to Dáil

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Joint Committee

Review of Skills and Apprenticeship Schemes: Discussion

Recent reports

Friday, 16 Jun 2017

Report on scrutiny of the Education (Admission to Schools) Bill 2016

Recent documents

Friday, 16 Jun 2017

Report on scrutiny of the Education (Admission to Schools) Bill 2016

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Opening Statement, Caranua

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Opening Statement, General Synod Board of Education of the Church of Ireland

Select committee

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

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EU scrutiny

EU scrutiny

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

Committee contact details

Joint Committee on Education and Skills
Leinster House
Kildare Street
Dublin 2
D02 XR20

Clerk to the Committee:
Alan Guidon
(01) 618 3848
(076) 100 1746
educationskills@oireachtas.ie

Press Officer:
Liam O'Brien
(01) 618 4484
(086) 189 5098
liam.obrien@oireachtas.ie