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Last Updated - 15 June 2017, 16:31

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

The committee shadows the Department of Social Protection and provides a meaningful input into legislation and policy.

Date established: 16 Jun 2016

House: 32nd Dáil, 25th Seanad

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Latest report

Report on the Position of Lone Parents in Ireland

15 June 2017: The Joint Committee on Social Protection published its report on the Position of Lone Parents in Ireland. It includes a series of proposals to help alleviate the difficulties often faced by lone parent families.

Press releases

14 Jun 2017, 13.00

Social Protection Committee to discuss pension scheme issues

1 Jun 2017, 14.00

Social Protection Committee calls on Citizens Information Board to halt flawed and ill-considered MABS & CIS restructuring

31 May 2017, 11.00

Social Protection Committee to carry out pre-legislative scrutiny

Recent videos

Social Protection JC

Thu, 15 Jun 2017

Committee on Social Protection

Pensions Schemes

Social Protection JC

Thu, 1 Jun 2017

Committee on Social Protection

Pre-Legislative Scrutiny on General Scheme of the Social Welfare and Pensions Bill 2017

Social Protection

Thu, 1 Jun 2017

Committee on Social Protection

Report on the Proposed Restructuring of the Money Advice and Budgeting Service and the Citizens Information Service

Recent debates

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Joint Committee

Pension Schemes: Discussion

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Joint Committee

General Scheme of Social Welfare and Pensions Bill 2017: Discussion

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Select Committee

Message to Dáil

Recent documents

Thursday, 15 Jun 2017

Opening Statement, Fergal O'Brien, IBEC

Thursday, 15 Jun 2017

Opening Statement, Pensions Authority

Thursday, 15 Jun 2017

Opening Statement, Pension Equality

Recent reports

Thursday, 15 Jun 2017

Report on the Position of Lone Parents in Ireland

Thursday, 01 Jun 2017

Joint Committee on Social Protection Report

Wednesday, 04 Jan 2017

Work Programme July - December 2016

Select committee

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

EU Scrutiny

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

Committee contact details

Committee on Social Protection
Leinster House
Kildare Street
Dublin 2
D02 XR20

 

Clerk to the Committee:
Anne-Marie Lynch
(076) 100 1747
(01) 618 4281
socialprotection@oireachtas.ie

Press Officer:
Ciaran Brennan
(01) 618 3903
(086) 049 6518
ciaran.brennan@oireachtas.ie