The committee shadows and scrutinises the work of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Department of Defence.

Date established: 16 Jun 2016

House: 32nd Dáil, 25th Seanad

Press releases

5 Jul 2017, 12.00

Committee to meet with Nobel Prize nominees on the issue of organ harvesting in China and, separately, MSF on the ongoing Mediterranean migrant crisis

24 May 2017, 15.00

Foreign Affairs Committee to hear from Minister Flanagan on the work of the Foreign Affairs Council

23 May 2017, 10.00

Foreign Affairs Committee express sincere condolences to those affected by last night’s act of terror in Manchester

Recent videos

Foreign Affairs and Trade and Defence

Thu, 13 Jul 2017

Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Defence

The Framework Agreement on Partnership and Cooperation between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of the Philippines, of the other part

Foreign Affairs and Trade and Defence JC

Thu, 6 Jul 2017

Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Defence

Session A: Organ harvesting in China [Mr. David Matas and Mr Ethan Gutmann]
Session B: The work of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in the Mediterranean the current humanitarian implications of EU policy in the area [Dr. Conor Kenny, MSF]

Foreign Affairs and Trade and Defence JC

Thu, 22 Jun 2017

Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Defence

 The situation in Ukraine

Recent debates

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Select Committee

Message to Dáil

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Joint Committee

Humanitarian Crisis in the Mediterranean: Médecins Sans Frontières

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Joint Committee

Situation in Ukraine: Mrs. Olena Shaloput

Recent documents

Thursday, 06 Jul 2017

Opening Statement, Dongxue Dai, Irish Falun Dafa Association

Thursday, 06 Jul 2017

Opening Statement, Sam Taylor, The work of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in the Mediterranean

Thursday, 06 Jul 2017

Opening Statement, Dr. Conall O'Seaghdha, Organ harvesting in China

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Select committee

Select committee

The select committee comprises only Dáil Members. It meets to consider legislation and Estimates relating to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Defence.

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EU scrutiny

EU scrutiny

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

Committee contact details

Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Defence
Leinster House
Kildare Street
Dublin 2
D02 XR20

Clerk to the Committee:
Noel Murphy
(01) 618 3167
foreignaffairs@oireachtas.ie

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