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

10 Jul 2017, 14.00

Education & Skills Committee to discuss operation of the School Transport Scheme

26 Jun 2017, 16.00

Education Committee to examine the availability of training and support to SNE providers and DEIS schools

21 Jun 2017, 19.00

Education & Skills Committee publish report on Admissions to Schools Policy

Recent videos

Education and Skills JC

Tue, 11 Jul 2017

Committee on Education and Skills

Matters related to the operation of the School Transport Scheme

Education and Skills JC

Tue, 27 Jun 2017

Committee on Education and Skills

Review of the adequacy of training and supports available to providers of special needs education and education in DEIS schools

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

Recent debates

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Joint Committee

School Transport Scheme: Discussion

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Select Committee

Message to the Dáil

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Joint Committee

Training and Supports for Providers of Special Needs Education and Education in DEIS Schools: Discussion

Recent reports

Friday, 16 Jun 2017

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

Recent documents

Tuesday, 11 Jul 2017

Opening Statement, Coach Tourism and Transport Council of Ireland

Tuesday, 11 Jul 2017

Opening Statement, National Association of Boards of Management in Special Education

Tuesday, 11 Jul 2017

Opening Statement, National Council for Special Education

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