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Oireachtas committees advise the Houses of the Oireachtas on a range of specific areas. Committee members include TDs, Senators or both. Committees receive submissions and presentations from members of the public, interest groups and Government Departments. Their public meetings are broadcast live and recorded and they may publish reports on specific issues. Committees also scrutinise Government expenditure and debate proposed legislation.

Committees 32nd Dáil / 25th Seanad

Committee on Children and Youth Affairs publishes Report on Cyber Security for Children and Young Adults

Members of the Committee on Children and Youth Affairs at the launch of the report, 29 March 2018

Committee on Children and Youth Affairs publishes Report on Cyber Security for Children and Young Adults

The committee has published a report on cyber security. It sets out 18 recommendations to help protect children and young adults in the digital world.

Recent debates

Tue, 24 Apr 2018

Committee on Housing, Planning and Local Government [Joint Committee]

Housing for Older People: Discussion (Resumed)

Thu, 19 Apr 2018

Committee on the Implementation of the Good Friday Agreement

Issues Facing Prisoners and Ex-Prisoners: Discussion

Thu, 19 Apr 2018

Committee of Public Accounts

Chapter 24 - Irish Fiscal Advisory Council

Press releases

26 Apr 2018, 15.52

Committee on Future of Mental Health Care launches calls for greater transparency from the HSE

25 Apr 2018, 16.14

Minister of State for Defence to brief Committee on Ireland’s security cooperation with EU partners

25 Apr 2018, 16.12

PAC to focus on Department of Justice ICT projects

25 Apr 2018, 13.41

Commissioner Phil Hogan to address joint meeting of Agriculture & Rural & Community Development Committees

Recent reports

Today, 26 Apr 2018

Second Interim Report: Recommended actions arising from progress made to date
Committee on Future of Mental Healthcare second interim report

Tue, 24 Apr 2018

Report, Ex-Post Scrutiny of Budget 2018: Commercial Stamp Duty
Committee on Budgetary Oversight report on Ex-Post Scrutiny of Budget 2018: Commercial Stamp Duty

Thu, 19 Apr 2018

Revised Report of the Business Committee, 24 - 26 April 2018
Arrangements for business and business schedule for Tuesday to Thursday, 24 - 26 April 2018

Thu, 19 Apr 2018

Report, Political Contribution on the Reform of the Common Agricultural Policy
Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine political contribution on the reform of the common agricultural policy (CAP)

Committee on Children and Youth Affairs invites submissions on Tackling Childhood Obesity.

Submission guidelines

Before you make a submission to an Oireachtas committee, please read our guidelines document. It gives a brief overview of the purpose of submissions and the format you should use when you make a submission.

Scrutiny of EU legislation

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Scrutiny of EU legislation

What happens when the EU proposes new legislation for member states? This infographic outlines how the Oireachtas reviews and responds to such proposals.

Parliamentary inquiries

A number of parliamentary inquiries have been conducted by the Houses of the Oireachtas. The reports of these parliamentary inquiries have been laid before the Houses of the Oireachtas.

Archive

The current, 32nd, Dáil Éireann held its first sitting on 10 March 2016.

To find a report published by a committee of a previous Dáil, search the Oireachtas Library & Research Service catalogue. There, you will find all committee reports and other documents laid before the Houses of the Oireachtas.

If you are interested in what was said at a public meeting of a committee, visit the committee debates page and search by date.

For other information about committees of the 31st Dáil, which sat from March 2011 to February 2016, you could browse the archive of committees of the 31st Dáil.

Glossary

Do you know your standing committees from your joint committees from your select committees? Decode parliamentary jargon with our A to Z guide.

What are standing committees?

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What are standing committees?

Standing committees are established by standing orders of the Oireachtas and fulfill functions that are required by every parliament, such as the scrutiny of public accounts.

What is the difference between select and joint committees?

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What is the difference between select and joint committees?

A select committees includes members from either the Dáil or the Seanad, but not both. A joint committee has members from both Dáil and Seanad.