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Oireachtas Brief §10 October 2010

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)…

Future of funding for national voluntary organizations

The Minister for Community, Equality and Gaeltacht Affairs, Pat Carey, responded to concerns expressed by Pat Rabbitte (Lab, Dublin SW) and Dan Neville (FG, Limerick W) about the funding of national voluntary organizations, from which 64 had received funding of…

Status of community development projects

The Minister for Community, Equality and Gaeltacht Affairs, Pat Carey, responded to Paul Connaughton (FG, Galway E) on the status of community development projects  (Dail Eireann, Debates, 3rd November 2010, 896-8).   The minister told him that he had approved four…

Expansion of RAPID, CLAR programmes?

The Minister for Community, Equality and Gaeltacht Affairs, Pat Carey, responded to suggestions by Bernard Durkan (FG, Kildare N) for an expansion of the CLAR and RAPID programmes (Dail Eireann, Debates, 3rd November 2010, 893-6).  The minister told him that…

Homeless strategy: plea to avoid cuts

The need for the government to avoid cuts in the homeless strategy was outlined by Terence Flanagan (FG, Dublin NE) in an adjournment debate (Dail Eireann, Debates, 4th November 2010, 87-88).  More than 5,000 people were now homeless, he said…

> Other debate references

> Delays in social welfare appeals: Seanad Eireann, Debates, 20th October 2010, 156-9; Dail Eireann, Debates, 2nd November 2010, 519-521, 508-510, 752-3. > Qualifying conditions for community employment: Dail Eireann, Debates, 21st October 2010, 689-692. > Social welfare fraud: Dail…

Ministerial council on integration

The Minister of State at the Department of Community, Equality & Gaeltacht Affairs, Mary White gave announced  that she had established a ministerial council on integration to provide a forum whereby migrants could speak to her directly on their experiences…

Fuel poverty

The Minister for Social Protection, Eamon O Cuiv, told the Dail that he had provided an additional €12.6m for the electricity allowance scheme to cover the cost of the Public Service Obligation levy from 1st October (Dail Eireann, Debates, 2nd…

Dormant accounts

The Minister for Community, Equality and Gaeltacht Affairs, Pat Carey, informed Michael D Higgins (Lab, Galway W) of the current financial standing of the Dormant Accounts Fund (Dail Eireann, Debates, 3rd November 2010, 987).  Its present value was €62.4m, with…

> News references

> Progress on urban regeneration projects: Dail Eireann, Debates, 19th October 2010, 109 > Department of Health national lottery allocations, 2009: Dail Eireann, Debates, 20th October 2010, 523-4.  This shows the amount at €329,800 for 18 organizations. > Red Cross…

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