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Oireachtas Brief 68, April 2014 (final, closing issue)

Welcome to Oireachtas Brief, the information service for social justice NGOs and voluntary sector activists interested in issues of poverty and social exclusion in the Oireachtas.  Oireachtas Brief is provided by The Wheel and the European Anti Poverty Network (EAPN)…

1 News: Charity regulator appointed: Una Ni Dhubhghaill

The Minister for Justice & Equality, Alan Shatter, announced that he had appointed Una Ni Dhubhghaill as the chief executive of the new Charities Regulatory Agency (Dail Eireann, Debates, 8th April, 326-7).   Over the coming weeks, the office and…

Last funding for community fora

The Minister for the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government, Phil Hogan, gave details to the Dail of funding for community fora for 2014 (Dail Eireann, Debates, 1st April 2014, 750-1).  This funding, €228,220, covered the first six…

> Other news

> Water charges and situation of those on low incomes: Dail Eireann, Debates, 1st April 2014, 741-2. > Compliance of s.38 and s.39 agencies under the Health Act with pay practices: Dail Eireann, Debates, 1st April 2014, 798-9.  > Consultation…

2 Debates: Bringing it all back home programme

Aengus O Snodaigh (SF, Dublin SC) appealed for funding to continue the community-based programme Bringing it all back home (Dail Eireann, Debates, 15th April 2014, 79-81).  Launched 2011, it was an inter-agency programme to assist highly disadvantaged children and families…

> Other debates

> Need for national neurorehabilitation strategy: Seanad Eireann, Debates, 1st April 2014, 509; medical cards for those with neurological condition: Dail Eireann, Debates, 1st April 2014, 515. > Rehab: Seanad Eireann, Debates, 2nd April 2014, 557; Dail Eireann, 8th April,…

Oireachtas Brief 67, March 2014

Welcome to Oireachtas Brief, the information service for social justice NGOs and voluntary sector activists interested in issues of poverty and social exclusion in the Oireachtas.  Oireachtas Brief is provided by The Wheel and the European Anti Poverty Network (EAPN)…

1 Debates: Travellers on the PULSE system

Mick Wallace (ind, Wexford) raised the issue of Traveller families, including a baby, being registered on the PULSE police database (Dail Eireann, Debates, 25th March 2014, 493).  The reply of the Minister for Justice & Equality, Alan Shatter, was as…

> Other debates

> Reform of further education & training: Seanad Eireann, Debates, 5th March 2014, 212-234 > FLAC report Redressing the balance: Seanad Eireann, Debates, 12th March 2014, 372. > Protection of residential mortgage account holders Bill, 2014 [private members Bill by…

2 News: Appointment Homelessness Policy Implementation Team

The Minister of State at the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government, Jan O’Sullivan, told the Dail that on 25th February the government had approved the establishment of a Homelessness Policy Implementation Team and an implementation unit, whose…

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