Articles posted in 'Issue 1 - March 2010'

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Legislation and appointments

The Seanad welcomed another new member, Paschal Mooney (FF, agricultural panel). Committee changes were announced: Committee New member Replacing European scrutiny Cecilia Keaveney (FF)Alex White (Lab) Alan Kelly (Lab) Justice, Equality, Defence, Women’s Rights Jim Walsh (FF) Arts, Sport, Tourism,…

Other news references

Pilot survey on disability for 2011 census: Dail Eireann, Debates, 19th January 2010, 139; 20th January 2010, 1-8. 2009 allocations to Reconciliation Fund: Dail Eireann, Debates, 26th January 2010, 237 – 239; and to Irish voluntary organizations abroad, 240-2. LEADER…

Progress on Joint Policing Committees

The Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform, Dermot Ahern, told Brian O’Shea (Lab, Waterford), that joint policing committees had now been established in 98 local authority areas (out of 114), representing 84% of the total (Dail Eireann, Debates, 4th…

2011 European year of volunteering

The Minister of State at the Department of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, John Curran informed the Dail of arrangements for 2011 European year of volunteering (Dail Eireann, Debates, 9th March 2010, 557), responding to a question by Caoimhghin O…

Savings in voluntary organization in the health services, partnerships

The Minister for Health & Children, Mary Harney, clarified the situation arising from a Health Service Executive (HSE) early warning notice to grant-aided voluntary organizations that public sector pay cuts would automatically apply to their staff (Dail Eireann, Debates, 11th…

Community Employment at 23,000

Several announcements were made about the operation of Community Employment for 2010.  The Minister of State at the Department of Enterprise, Trade & Employment, Dara Calleary, told the Dail that savings had been made in the area of training allowances…

Cold winter, fuel poverty and carbon tax

The Minister  for Social and Family Affairs, Mary Hanafin, announced that an inter-departmental group on energy affordability had been established to look at the implications of the carbon tax announced in the 2010 budget (Dail Eireann, Debates, 19th January 2010,…

Missing children

Senator Maria Corrigan (FF, Taoiseach nominee) raised the issue of 500 children in the care of the Health Service Executive (HSE) going missing, mainly non-nationals and unaccompanied minors (Seanad Eireann, Debates, 4th February 2010, 490-2).  70 had since been located,…

Poverty figures, poverty and health

Asked by Caoimhghin O Caolain (SF, Cavan Monaghan) about the views of The poor can’t pay campaign, the Minister for Social and Family Affairs, Mary Hanafin told the Dail that she had noted its analysis of budget 2010.  €21bn would…

Limerick regeneration

Progress of the Limerick regeneration project continued to attract attention, with an adjournment debate on 9th February (Dail Eireann, Debates, 9th February 2010, 653 – 9).  Michael Noonan (FG, Limerick E) told the Dail that 400 houses had been demolished…

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