3. Deputy Micheál Martin asked the Taoiseach when Cabinet committee C, European Union, including Brexit, last met. (Question 17679/18 asked on 25 Apr 2018 - Cabinet Committee Meetings)

The Taoiseach: I propose to take Questions Nos. 1 to 4, inclusive, together.
Cabinet committee C supports the Government in its consideration of European Union matters, including the ongoing Brexit negotiations and their implications for Ireland. Given their significance, these matters are also regularly discussed at full meetings of the Cabinet. In addition, I regularly meet Ministers, on an individual basis or in groups, in order to focus on particular issues, including those relating to the...

5. Deputy Micheál Martin asked the Taoiseach if Cabinet committee E (health) met in April 2018. (Question 16806/18 asked on 18 Apr 2018 - Cabinet Committee Meetings)

The Taoiseach: I propose to take Questions Nos. 1 to 5, inclusive, together.
Cabinet committee E covers issues relating to the health service, including health system reforms. Cabinet committee E last met on 11 April. The next meeting has yet to be scheduled.
In addition to meetings of the full Cabinet and of the Cabinet committees I meet with Ministers on a bilateral basis as required to focus on particular issues. In this regard I meet regularly, most recently last Monday, with the Minister...

8. Deputy Micheál Martin asked the Taoiseach when Cabinet committee F, national security, last met. (Question 16495/18 asked on 18 Apr 2018 - Cabinet Committee Meetings)

Deputy Brendan Howlin: I would prefer to hear the answer first.
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112. Deputy Micheál Martin asked the Taoiseach when Cabinet committee F (National Security) last met. (Question 15075/18 asked on 17 Apr 2018 - Cabinet Committee Meetings)

The Taoiseach: Cabinet Committee F last met on 8 February and was attended by Ministers and Senior Officials from the Departments of Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform; Foreign Affairs and Trade; Justice and Equality; Health; Communications, Climate Action and Environment; Transport, Tourism and Sport; Housing, Planning and Local Government; and Defence. 
Also in attendance were key personnel from the Defence Forces and An Garda Síochána.
The role of cabinet Committee F is “to keep the S...

143. Deputy Micheál Martin asked the Taoiseach the Cabinet committee at which justice issues are discussed; and when it last met. (Question 14148/18 asked on 27 Mar 2018 - Cabinet Committee Meetings)

The Taoiseach: Cabinet Committee G deals with justice issues. It last met on 18 January 2018 and its next meeting is scheduled to take place on 16 April 2018.
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71. Deputy Micheál Martin asked the Taoiseach when Cabinet committee B (Social Policy and Public Services) last met. (Question 12805/18 asked on 21 Mar 2018 - Cabinet Committee Meetings)

The Taoiseach: Cabinet Committee B last met on 16 November and is scheduled to meet again next Monday, 26 March. 
The Committee covers the areas of Social Policy and Public Service Reform including education, children, social inclusion, Irish, arts and culture, and continued improvements and reform of public services. This Committee seeks to coordinate the work across Government on planning and implementing policies that contribute to a more equal and socially inclusive society. 
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4. Deputy Micheál Martin asked the Taoiseach the number of Cabinet Committee meetings he attended in January 2018. (Question 6906/18 asked on 21 Feb 2018 - Cabinet Committee Meetings)

The Taoiseach: I propose to take Questions Nos. 4 and 5 together.
I chaired meetings of Cabinet committees A and G in January, and to date in February I have chaired meetings of committees D, F and C. It is a short answer.
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113. Deputy Micheál Martin asked the Taoiseach if Cabinet Committee F (National Security) has met recently. (Question 4327/18 asked on 30 Jan 2018 - Cabinet Committee Meetings)

The Taoiseach: Cabinet Committee F last met on 9 November 2017 and that meeting was attended by the Ministers for Foreign Affairs and Trade; Justice and Equality; Communications, Climate Action and Environment; Housing, Planning and Local Government; and the Minister of State for Defence. Also in attendance were key personnel from the Defence Forces and an Garda Síochána together with a number of senior Civil Servants. 
A further meeting of the Committee is scheduled for early next month.
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80. Deputy Micheál Martin asked the Taoiseach when Cabinet committee C - European Union including Brexit - last met; and when the committee will next meet. (Question 1386/18 asked on 16 Jan 2018 - Cabinet Committee Meetings)

The Taoiseach: I established Cabinet Committee C to cover issues relating to the European Union, including Brexit. It assists Government in its ongoing consideration of Brexit and also supports my participation as a member of the European Council.
Cabinet Committee C last met on 11 September. The date of the next meeting has not yet been confirmed.
Preparing for and dealing with Brexit in a way that delivers the best possible outcome for the country remains a top priority for the Government. ...

101. Deputy Micheál Martin asked the Taoiseach if Cabinet committee E on health has met recently. (Question 1470/18 asked on 16 Jan 2018 - Cabinet Committee Meetings)

The Taoiseach: Cabinet Committee E (Health) last met on 23 November 2017.
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1. Deputy Micheál Martin asked the Taoiseach the Cabinet committee that covers housing and homelessness. (Question 51712/17 asked on 05 Dec 2017 - Cabinet Committee Meetings)

The Taoiseach: I propose to take Questions Nos. 1 to 4, inclusive, together.
Following the streamlining of the Cabinet committee structures earlier this year, Cabinet committee D was established to cover the areas of housing, climate action, infrastructure investment and delivery, including transport, the national planning framework and the ten-year capital plan. The committee last met on 23 November 2017.
I consider Cabinet committee D to be the appropriate forum to consider housing issues. O...

4. Deputy Micheál Martin asked the Taoiseach the Cabinet committee in which transport is discussed. (Question 51996/17 asked on 05 Dec 2017 - Cabinet Committee Meetings)

The Taoiseach: I propose to take Questions Nos. 1 to 4, inclusive, together.
Following the streamlining of the Cabinet committee structures earlier this year, Cabinet committee D was established to cover the areas of housing, climate action, infrastructure investment and delivery, including transport, the national planning framework and the ten-year capital plan. The committee last met on 23 November 2017.
I consider Cabinet committee D to be the appropriate forum to consider housing issues. O...

3. Deputy Micheál Martin asked the Taoiseach if he will report on Cabinet committee F on national security. (Question 47898/17 asked on 15 Nov 2017 - Cabinet Committee Meetings)

The Taoiseach: I propose to take Questions Nos. 3 and 4 together. 
The role of Cabinet committee F is to keep the State’s systems for the analysis of, preparation for, and response to, threats to national security under review and to provide for high-level co-ordination between relevant Departments and agencies on related matters. The Cabinet committee will allow greater ministerial involvement in preparing for and managing major security threats.
The committee last met on 9 November 2017. It ...

4. Deputy Micheál Martin asked the Taoiseach if he will report on Cabinet committee B, social policy and public services. (Question 46348/17 asked on 07 Nov 2017 - Cabinet Committee Meetings)

The Taoiseach: I propose to take Questions Nos. 1 to 6, inclusive, and 116 together.
Cabinet committee B covers the areas of social policy and public service reform, including education, children, equality, social inclusion, Irish and arts and culture and continued improvements in and reform of public services. Issues relevant to reform of the justice system are also included in its remit. Cabinet committee B met on Monday, 11 September and is scheduled to meet again next week.
Cabinet committ...

6. Deputy Micheál Martin asked the Taoiseach the Cabinet committee at which issues relating to justice are discussed; and the number of times it has met since June 2017. (Question 47086/17 asked on 07 Nov 2017 - Cabinet Committee Meetings)

The Taoiseach: I propose to take Questions Nos. 1 to 6, inclusive, and 116 together.
Cabinet committee B covers the areas of social policy and public service reform, including education, children, equality, social inclusion, Irish and arts and culture and continued improvements in and reform of public services. Issues relevant to reform of the justice system are also included in its remit. Cabinet committee B met on Monday, 11 September and is scheduled to meet again next week.
Cabinet committ...

116. Deputy Micheál Martin asked the Taoiseach the Cabinet committee in which justice issues are discussed; and when the last meeting took place. (Question 46213/17 asked on 07 Nov 2017 - Cabinet Committee Meetings)

The Taoiseach: I propose to take Questions Nos. 1 to 6, inclusive, and 116 together.
Cabinet committee B covers the areas of social policy and public service reform, including education, children, equality, social inclusion, Irish and arts and culture and continued improvements in and reform of public services. Issues relevant to reform of the justice system are also included in its remit. Cabinet committee B met on Monday, 11 September and is scheduled to meet again next week.
Cabinet committ...

125. Deputy Micheál Martin asked the Taoiseach if Cabinet Committee A (Economy) has met in October 2017. (Question 46505/17 asked on 07 Nov 2017 - Cabinet Committee Meetings)

The Taoiseach: Cabinet Committee A did not meet in October. It met on 12th September and the next meeting is scheduled for 23 November.
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7. Deputy Micheál Martin asked the Taoiseach when Cabinet Committee A (Economy) last met. (Question 41642/17 asked on 18 Oct 2017 - Cabinet Committee Meetings)

The Taoiseach: I propose to take Questions Nos. 7 to 10, inclusive, together.
Cabinet Committee A held its first meeting on 12 September. Its focus is on economic issues, including implementation of the Action Plan for Jobs 2017 and preparation of a new, more focused, action plan for next year; labour market policies, including implementation of Pathways to Work and responding to emerging skills pressures; competitiveness and productivity challenges for businesses, including pressures from rece...

85. Deputy Micheál Martin asked the Taoiseach when Cabinet committee E, health, last met. (Question 43631/17 asked on 17 Oct 2017 - Cabinet Committee Meetings)

The Taoiseach: Cabinet Committee E last met on 12 September 2017. It is scheduled to meet again in the coming weeks.
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41. Deputy Micheál Martin asked the Taoiseach when the Cabinet committee on infrastructure, environment and climate action last met. (Question 28820/17 asked on 27 Jun 2017 - Cabinet Committee Meetings)

The Taoiseach: I propose to take Questions Nos. 40 and 41 together.
The Cabinet Committee on Infrastructure, Environment and Climate Action last met on Monday 15 May 2017. Consideration is currently being given to streamlining the Cabinet Committee structures.
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43. Deputy Micheál Martin asked the Taoiseach when the Cabinet committee on justice reform last met. (Question 28821/17 asked on 27 Jun 2017 - Cabinet Committee Meetings)

The Taoiseach: I propose to take Questions Nos. 42 and 43 together.
The Cabinet Committee on Justice Reform last met on 7 March 2017. The date of its next meeting has not yet been confirmed. Consideration is currently being given to streamlining Cabinet Committee structures.
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6. Deputy Micheál Martin asked the Taoiseach when the Cabinet Committee on Economy, Trade and Jobs last met. (Question 23333/17 asked on 24 May 2017 - Cabinet Committee Meetings)

The Taoiseach: I propose to take Questions Nos. 6 to 8, inclusive, together. The Cabinet Committee for the economy, trade and jobs last met on 10 April 2017. The next meeting will take place shortly.
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5. Deputy Micheál Martin asked the Taoiseach the number of times the Cabinet committee on infrastructure, environment and climate action has met since June 2016. (Question 24366/17 asked on 23 May 2017 - Cabinet Committee Meetings)

The Taoiseach: I propose to take Questions Nos. 1 to 6, inclusive, together.
The Cabinet committee on infrastructure, environment and climate action has met on five occasions since it was reconstituted in June 2016. The last meeting of the Cabinet committee took place on 15 May 2017. The next meeting of the Cabinet committee will be scheduled shortly. 
My Department provides the secretariat to the Cabinet committee on infrastructure, environment and climate action and chairs the associated sen...

6. Deputy Micheál Martin asked the Taoiseach his Department’s role in Ireland’s infrastructure planning; and if there is an official involved in this from his Department. (Question 24676/17 asked on 23 May 2017 - Cabinet Committee Meetings)

The Taoiseach: I propose to take Questions Nos. 1 to 6, inclusive, together.
The Cabinet committee on infrastructure, environment and climate action has met on five occasions since it was reconstituted in June 2016. The last meeting of the Cabinet committee took place on 15 May 2017. The next meeting of the Cabinet committee will be scheduled shortly. 
My Department provides the secretariat to the Cabinet committee on infrastructure, environment and climate action and chairs the associated sen...

1. Deputy Micheál Martin asked the Taoiseach when the Cabinet committee on health last met; and when it is next due to meet. (Question 23026/17 asked on 17 May 2017 - Cabinet Committee Meetings)

The Taoiseach: I propose to take Questions Nos. 1 to 3, inclusive, together. The Cabinet committee on health last met on 27 April and is scheduled to meet again on 30 May.
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