The committee shadows the Department of Justice and Equality and considers policy in the fields of justice, security, the rule of law and equality to ensure that Irish society is safe, secure, just, open-minded and impartial.

Date established: 16 Jun 2016

House: 32nd Dáil, 25th Seanad

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New Report

Report on Asylum, Immigration and the Refugee Crisis

Joint Committee on Justice and Equality Report on Asylum, Immigration and the Refugee Crisis June 2017.

Press releases

4 Jul 2017, 14.00

Justice & Equality Committee continues consideration of General Scheme of Data Protection Bill 2017

29 Jun 2017, 12.00

Ireland must regularise the position of undocumented migrants - Justice & Equality Committee report

28 Jun 2017, 11.00

Justice & Equality Committee to consider Civil Liability (Amendment) Bill 2017

Recent videos

Justice and Equality JC

Wed, 12 Jul 2017

Committee on Justice and Equality

Engagement with Ms. Carol O'Farrell, Chairperson Designate, The Valuation Tribunal

Justice and Equality SC

Wed, 12 Jul 2017

Committee on Justice and Equality

Thirty-fifth Amendment of the Constitution (Divorce) Bill 2016 [PMB]

Justice and Equality JC

Wed, 5 Jul 2017

Committee on Justice and Equality

Pre-legislative scrutiny of the General Scheme of Data Protection Bill 2017 (resumed)

Recent debates

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Joint Committee

Garda Pensions: Discussion

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Select Committee

Message to Dáil

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Joint Committee

General Scheme of the Data Protection Bill 2017: Discussion (Resumed)

Recent documents

Wednesday, 12 Apr 2017

Correspondence, Garda Commissioner Response

Wednesday, 05 Apr 2017

Correspondence, Garda Commissioner Request

Recent reports

Thursday, 29 Jun 2017

Report on Asylum, Immigration and the Refugee Crisis

Monday, 06 Mar 2017

Final Report on COM(2016)723

Thursday, 26 Jan 2017

Report on the Recognition of Traveller Ethnicity January 2017

Select committee

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

EU scrutiny

All proposed EU legislation in the areas of justice and equality is scrutinized by the committee and decisions are made regarding such proposals.

Committee contact details

Joint Committee on Justice and Equality
Leinster House
Kildare Street
Dublin 2
D02 XR20

Clerk to the Committee:
Damian Byrne
(01) 618 3899
(076) 100 1755
justiceandequality@oireachtas.ie

Press Officer:
Ciaran Brennan
(01) 618 3903
(086) 0496518
ciaran.brennan@oireachtas.ie