1. Deputy Brendan Howlin asked the Taoiseach when Cabinet committee C, European Union, including Brexit, last met; and when it will next meet. (Question 16661/18 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...

2. Deputy Mary Lou McDonald asked the Taoiseach when Cabinet committee C, European Union, including Brexit, last met; and when it is scheduled to meet again. (Question 17609/18 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...

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...

4. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Taoiseach when Cabinet committee C, European Union, including Brexit, will next meet. (Question 17811/18 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...

1. Deputy Brendan Howlin asked the Taoiseach when Cabinet committee E (health) last met; and when it will next meet. (Question 13845/18 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...

2. Deputy Mary Lou McDonald asked the Taoiseach when Cabinet committee E (health) last met; and when it is scheduled to meet again. (Question 13848/18 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...

3. Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett asked the Taoiseach when Cabinet committee E (health) will next meet. (Question 13944/18 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...

4. Deputy Michael Moynihan asked the Taoiseach when Cabinet committee E (health) last met. (Question 16525/18 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...

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...

6. Deputy Brendan Howlin asked the Taoiseach when Cabinet committee F, national security, will next meet; and when it last met. (Question 13847/18 asked on 18 Apr 2018 - Cabinet Committee Meetings)

Deputy Brendan Howlin: I would prefer to hear the answer first.
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7. Deputy Mary Lou McDonald asked the Taoiseach when Cabinet committee F, national security, last met; and when it is scheduled to meet again. (Question 13849/18 asked on 18 Apr 2018 - Cabinet Committee Meetings)

Deputy Brendan Howlin: I would prefer to hear the answer first.
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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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1. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Taoiseach when Cabinet committee A - economy last met. (Question 13572/18 asked on 17 Apr 2018 - Cabinet Committee Meetings)

The Taoiseach: I propose to take Questions Nos. 1 to 5, inclusive, together.
Cabinet committee A covers issues relating to the economy, jobs, the labour market, competitiveness, productivity, trade, the Action Plan for Rural Development, the digital economy and pensions. There has been significant progress on these issues since the start of the year, including the publication of the roadmap for pensions reform, the launch of the Action Plan for Jobs 2018 and the publication of the review of Ent...

2. Deputy Mary Lou McDonald asked the Taoiseach when Cabinet committee A - economy last met; and when it is scheduled to meet again. (Question 15858/18 asked on 17 Apr 2018 - Cabinet Committee Meetings)

The Taoiseach: I propose to take Questions Nos. 1 to 5, inclusive, together.
Cabinet committee A covers issues relating to the economy, jobs, the labour market, competitiveness, productivity, trade, the Action Plan for Rural Development, the digital economy and pensions. There has been significant progress on these issues since the start of the year, including the publication of the roadmap for pensions reform, the launch of the Action Plan for Jobs 2018 and the publication of the review of Ent...

3. Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett asked the Taoiseach when Cabinet committee A - economy will next meet. (Question 16370/18 asked on 17 Apr 2018 - Cabinet Committee Meetings)

The Taoiseach: I propose to take Questions Nos. 1 to 5, inclusive, together.
Cabinet committee A covers issues relating to the economy, jobs, the labour market, competitiveness, productivity, trade, the Action Plan for Rural Development, the digital economy and pensions. There has been significant progress on these issues since the start of the year, including the publication of the roadmap for pensions reform, the launch of the Action Plan for Jobs 2018 and the publication of the review of Ent...

4. Deputy Brendan Howlin asked the Taoiseach when Cabinet committee A - economy last met; and when it will next meet. (Question 16461/18 asked on 17 Apr 2018 - Cabinet Committee Meetings)

The Taoiseach: I propose to take Questions Nos. 1 to 5, inclusive, together.
Cabinet committee A covers issues relating to the economy, jobs, the labour market, competitiveness, productivity, trade, the Action Plan for Rural Development, the digital economy and pensions. There has been significant progress on these issues since the start of the year, including the publication of the roadmap for pensions reform, the launch of the Action Plan for Jobs 2018 and the publication of the review of Ent...

5. Deputy Michael Moynihan asked the Taoiseach the Cabinet committee in which agriculture is discussed; and when it last met. (Question 16522/18 asked on 17 Apr 2018 - Cabinet Committee Meetings)

The Taoiseach: I propose to take Questions Nos. 1 to 5, inclusive, together.
Cabinet committee A covers issues relating to the economy, jobs, the labour market, competitiveness, productivity, trade, the Action Plan for Rural Development, the digital economy and pensions. There has been significant progress on these issues since the start of the year, including the publication of the roadmap for pensions reform, the launch of the Action Plan for Jobs 2018 and the publication of the review of Ent...

6. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Taoiseach when Cabinet committee B - social policy and public services - will next meet. (Question 13573/18 asked on 17 Apr 2018 - Cabinet Committee Meetings)

The Taoiseach: I propose to take Questions Nos. 6 to 9 together.
Cabinet committee B last met on 26 March and while the date of its next meeting has not yet been scheduled, it is likely to meet next month. The committee covers the areas of social policy and public service reform, including education, children, social inclusion, Irish, arts and culture, and continued improvements to and reform of public services. 
Through the work of Cabinet committee B, the Government is keen to ensure policies...

7. Deputy Mary Lou McDonald asked the Taoiseach when Cabinet committee B - social policy and public services - last met; and when it is scheduled to meet again. (Question 15859/18 asked on 17 Apr 2018 - Cabinet Committee Meetings)

The Taoiseach: I propose to take Questions Nos. 6 to 9 together.
Cabinet committee B last met on 26 March and while the date of its next meeting has not yet been scheduled, it is likely to meet next month. The committee covers the areas of social policy and public service reform, including education, children, social inclusion, Irish, arts and culture, and continued improvements to and reform of public services. 
Through the work of Cabinet committee B, the Government is keen to ensure policies...

8. Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett asked the Taoiseach when Cabinet committee B - social policy and public services - will next meet. (Question 16371/18 asked on 17 Apr 2018 - Cabinet Committee Meetings)

The Taoiseach: I propose to take Questions Nos. 6 to 9 together.
Cabinet committee B last met on 26 March and while the date of its next meeting has not yet been scheduled, it is likely to meet next month. The committee covers the areas of social policy and public service reform, including education, children, social inclusion, Irish, arts and culture, and continued improvements to and reform of public services. 
Through the work of Cabinet committee B, the Government is keen to ensure policies...

9. Deputy Brendan Howlin asked the Taoiseach when Cabinet committee B - social policy and public services - last met; and when it will next meet. (Question 16462/18 asked on 17 Apr 2018 - Cabinet Committee Meetings)

The Taoiseach: I propose to take Questions Nos. 6 to 9 together.
Cabinet committee B last met on 26 March and while the date of its next meeting has not yet been scheduled, it is likely to meet next month. The committee covers the areas of social policy and public service reform, including education, children, social inclusion, Irish, arts and culture, and continued improvements to and reform of public services. 
Through the work of Cabinet committee B, the Government is keen to ensure policies...

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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10. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Taoiseach when Cabinet committee E (Health) will next meet. (Question 11548/18 asked on 21 Mar 2018 - Cabinet Committee Meetings)

The Taoiseach: Cabinet Committee E (Health) is scheduled to meet on 11 April.
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11. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Taoiseach when Cabinet committee F (National Security) will next meet. (Question 11651/18 asked on 21 Mar 2018 - Cabinet Committee Meetings)

The Taoiseach: Arrangements are being made for the next meeting of Cabinet Committee F, will be finalised as soon as possible.
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 coordination between relevant Departments and agencies on related matters”.
The Committee last met on 8 February and was attended by Ministers and Senior Officials from the Departme...