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What We Do

Oireachtas Scrutiny

Under the Oireachtas Scrutiny Act 2002 Departments are required to submit an information note in respect of any European legislative proposal to the relevant Joint Oireachtas Committee.

EU Affairs Unit co-ordinate the information notes on legislative proposals for this Department and submit them to the Joint Oireachtas Committee.

This Committee scrutinises any legislative proposals relevant to the Department and publishes reports of its decisions on the Oireachtas website.

EU Affairs Unit prepares six monthly reports on relevant EU developments for submission to the Joint Committee. The Minister and/or the Secretary General of the Department may be called before the Committee in relation to this report.

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Oireachtas Scrutiny Act 2002