Next meeting:

Last updated - 20 Feb 2018, 15.13

21 Feb 2018, 13.30

 The Joint Committee on Public Petitions will meet in Committee Room 1, LH2000.

The committee receives and processes public petitions submitted to the Houses of the Oireachtas. Members of the public may submit petitions directly to the committee.

Date established: 12 Jul 2016

House: 32nd Dáil, 25th Seanad

Press releases

20 Feb 2018, 12.48

Petitions Committee to hear from Department of Education & State Examinations Commission on Junior Certificate petition

6 Feb 2018, 13.04

Petitions Committee to consider petition seeking the removal of statue of Prince Albert from the grounds of Leinster House

5 Dec 2017, 15.26

Petitions Committee to examine petitions on Junior Cert exam, freedom of speech and fishing schemes

How do I submit a petition to the committee?

Leaflet

How do I submit a petition to the committee?

Read our leaflet explaining the work of the the Committee on Public Petitions and how you can submit a petition.

Submit a petition online

Go online

Submit a petition online

The committee has a dedicated website for receiving petitions electronically from the public. 

Recent videos

Wed, 7 Feb 2018

Committee on Public Petitions

Public Petitions received

View video

Wed, 24 Jan 2018

Committee on Public Petitions

Public Petitions received

View video

Fri, 8 Dec 2017

Committee on Public Petitions

On the 22nd November 2017, four students from Loreto College Dublin appeared before the Committee on Public Petitions to discuss adding 30 extra minutes to the Junior Certificate English exam. Find out more about their petition here.

View video

Recent debates

Wed, 7 Feb 2018

Joint Committee

Decisions on Public Petitions Received

Wed, 24 Jan 2018

Joint Committee

Decisions on Public Petitions Received

Wed, 6 Dec 2017

Joint Committee

Decisions on Public Petitions Received

Recent documents

Wed, 22 Nov

Opening Statement, Tara OSullivan, New English Junior Certificate Exam
Opening Statement, Tara OSullivan, New English Junior Certificate Exam

Opening Statement, Tara OSullivan, New English Junior Certificate Exam (PDF)

Wed, 11 Oct

Opening Statement, Min of State, Finian McGrath TD
Opening Statement, Min of State, Finian McGrath TD

Opening Statement, Min of State, Finian McGrath TD (PDF)

Wed, 28 Jun

Opening statement, State Examinations Commission (SEC)
Opening statement, State Examinations Commission (SEC)

Opening statement, State Examinations Commission (SEC) (PDF)

Recent publications

Wed, 19 Apr 2017

How to Submit a Petition
Petitions committee leaflet with details of how to submit a petition to the committee

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.

Committee contact details

Committee on Public Petitions
Leinster House
Kildare Street
Dublin 2
D02 XR20

Clerk to the Committee:
Tom Sheridan
(01) 618 4215
(076) 100 1757
submitapetition@oireachtas.ie

Press Officer:
Nuala Walsh
(01) 618 3437
(086) 410 0898
nuala.walsh@oireachtas.ie