Schedule of meetings

Thu, 22 Feb 2018

  • 11.00

    Committee Meeting: Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht (Joint)
    CR4, LH 2000 - (T) To be televised

  • 13.30

    Committee Meeting: Children and Youth Affairs (Joint)
    CR1, LH 2000 - (T) To be televised

  • 14.15

    Committee Meeting: Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, and Taoiseach (Joint)
    CR2, LH 2000 - (T) To be televised

  • 15.00

    Committee Meeting: Seanad Selection
    R160 5-Storey Block - (P) Private Meeting

  • 16.00

    Committee Meeting: Business, Enterprise and Innovation (Joint)
    CR1, LH 2000 - (T) To be televised

  • 16.00

    Committee Meeting: Budgetary Oversight
    CR3, LH 2000 - (P) Private Meeting

  • 17.00

    Committee Meeting: Agriculture, Food and the Marine (Joint)
    CR4, LH 2000 - (T) To be televised

  • 17.00

    Committee Meeting: Communications, Climate Action and Environment (Joint)
    CR2, LH 2000 - (P) Private Meeting

  • 09.00

    Committee Meeting: Justice and Equality (Select)
    CR2, LH 2000 - (T) To be televised

  • 09.00

    Committee Meeting: Health (Joint)
    CR3, LH 2000 - (T) To be televised

  • 09.30

    Committee Meeting: Housing, Planning and Local Government (Joint)
    CR1, LH 2000 - (T) To be televised

  • 09.30

    Committee Meeting: Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Defence (Joint)
    CR4, LH 2000 - (T) To be televised

  • 10.30

    Committee Meeting: Justice and Equality (Joint)
    CR2, LH 2000 - (T) To be televised

  • 13.30

    Committee Meeting: Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht (Joint)
    CR4, LH 2000 - (T) To be televised

  • 13.30

    Committee Meeting: Transport, Tourism and Sport (Joint)
    CR2, LH 2000 - (T) To be televised

  • 13.30

    Committee Meeting: Future of Mental Health Care (Joint)
    CR3, LH 2000 - (T) To be televised

  • 14.00

    Committee Meeting: European Union Affairs (Joint)
    CR1, LH 2000 - (T) To be televised

  • 09.00

    Committee Meeting: Public Accounts
    CR3, LH 2000 - (T) To be televised

  • 10.00

    Committee Meeting: Communications, Climate Action and Environment (Joint)
    CR4, LH 2000 - (T) To be televised

  • 10.00

    Committee Meeting: Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, and Taoiseach (Select)
    CR2, LH 2000 - (T) To be televised

  • 10.30

    Committee Meeting: Dáil Business
    R160 5-Storey Block - (P) Private Meeting

  • 11.00

    Committee Meeting: Rural and Community Development (Joint)
    CR1, LH 2000 - (P) Private Meeting

  • 14.00

    Committee Meeting: Justice and Equality (Select)
    CR1, LH 2000 - (T) To be televised

  • 15.30

    Committee Meeting: Agriculture, Food and the Marine (Joint)
    CR1, LH 2000 - (T) To be televised

  • 16.00

    Committee Meeting: Education and Skills (Joint)
    CR3, LH 2000 - (T) To be televised

  • 16.45

    Committee Meeting: Seanad Procedure and Privileges
    R160 5-Storey Block - (P) Private Meeting

  • 09.00

    Committee Meeting: Health (Joint)
    CR1, LH 2000 - (T) To be televised

  • 09.00

    Committee Meeting: Children and Youth Affairs (Joint)
    CR3, LH 2000 - (T) To be televised

  • 09.00

    Committee Meeting: Justice and Equality (Joint)
    CR2, LH 2000 - (T) To be televised

  • 09.30

    Committee Meeting: Transport, Tourism and Sport (Joint)
    CR4, LH 2000 - (T) To be televised

  • 13.30

    Committee Meeting: Business, Enterprise and Innovation (Joint)
    CR3, LH 2000 - (P) Private Meeting

  • 13.30

    Committee Meeting: Public Petitions (Joint)
    CR1, LH 2000 - (T) To be televised

  • 14.00

    Committee Meeting: Budgetary Oversight
    CR2, LH 2000 - (T) To be televised

  • 14.00

    Committee Meeting: Seanad Public Consultation
    R160 5-Storey Block - (P) Private Meeting

  • 14.45

    Committee Meeting: Business, Enterprise and Innovation (Select)
    CR3, LH 2000 - (T) To be televised

  • 18.00

    Committee Meeting: Dáil Procedure
    R160 5-Storey Block - (P) Private Meeting

  • 09.00

    Committee Meeting: Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, and Taoiseach (Joint)
    CR2, LH 2000 - (P) Private Meeting

  • 09.00

    Committee Meeting: Public Accounts
    CR3, LH 2000 - (T) To be televised

  • 09.30

    Committee Meeting: Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, and Taoiseach (Select)
    CR2, LH 2000 - (T) To be televised

  • 09.30

    Committee Meeting: Housing, Planning and Local Government (Joint)
    CR1, LH 2000 - (T) To be televised

  • 10.30

    Committee Meeting: Dáil Business
    R160 5-Storey Block - (P) Private Meeting

  • 10.30

    Committee Meeting: Employment Affairs and Social Protection (Joint)
    CR4, LH 2000 - (T) To be televised

About committees

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.

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Committee on the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution publishes final report

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Recent debates

Tue, 20 Feb 2018

Committee on Education and Skills [Joint Committee]

Teacher Recruitment: Discussion

Thu, 15 Feb 2018

Committee on Communications, Climate Action and Environment [Joint Committee]

National Broadband Plan: Discussion (Resumed)

Thu, 15 Feb 2018

Committee of Public Accounts

Business of Committee

Press releases

22 Feb 2018, 12.36

Justice & Equality Committee calls for audit of Wards of Court cases

22 Feb 2018, 12.13

Introduce a multiannual plan to increase the Irish Aid budget: Foreign Affairs Committee repor

21 Feb 2018, 18.15

Housing Committee to meet with Irish Water on its proposed move to a single utility by 2021

21 Feb 2018, 17.01

PAC to resume its examination of Corporation Tax receipts

Recent reports

Thu, 22 Feb 2018

Report, Review of the Irish Aid Programme
Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade and Defence review of the Irish aid programme

Thu, 22 Feb 2018

Report on the Wards of Court
Committee on Justice and Equality report on the wards of court

Fri, 16 Feb 2018

Report of the Business Committee, 20 - 22 February 2018 (2nd revision)
Arrangements for business and business schedule for Tuesday to Thursday, 20 - 22 February 2018

Fri, 16 Feb 2018

Report of the Business Committee, 20 - 22 February 2018 (1st revision)
Arrangements for business and business schedule for Tuesday to Thursday, 20 - 22 February 2018

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Glossary

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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.

Committees and the EU

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Committees and the EU

Committees play an important role in ensuring that EU legislation and proposals are scrutinised and in holding the Government to account in Ireland's relations with Europe.