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Oireachtas Brief §16 April 2011

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: End of Clar programme

Programme and departmental re-shuffles The Minister for Community, Equality and Gaeltacht Affairs, Frances Fitzgerald, told Eamon O Cuiv (FF, Galway W) that the Clar programme was now being wound down, had ceased to take new applications in 2008 and that…

Family Support Agency, services against drugs

Asked about her intentions for the Family Support Agency, the Minister for Community, Equality and Gaeltacht Affairs, Frances Fitzgerald, told Padraig Mac Lochlainn (SF, Donegal NE) that the agency would come under the remit of the new Department of Children…

Community Employment to Social Protection

Later, the Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton, told Aengus O Snodaigh (SF, Dublin SC) that policy and responsibility for Community Employment (CE) under FAS had transferred to her department on 1st January (Dail Eireann, Debates, 13th April 2011, 167-8). …

Final stages of the Community Development Programme

Asked by Finian McGrath (ind, Dublin NC) about the former projects of the Community Development Programme, the Minister for Community, Equality and Gaeltacht Affairs Frances Fitzgerald told him that the department was progressing with the integration of 140 Community Development…

Dormant accounts – where they went

The Minister for Community, Equality and Gaeltacht Affairs published details of the allocations of dormant accounts funding for 2008-2010 (Dail Eireann, Debates, 19th April 2011, 565-6; question by Pearse Doherty (SF, Donegal SW)).  2010 allocations were allocated to government departments…

Labour market – new programmes outlined

The Minister of Education and Skills, Ruairi Quinn, told Mattie McGrath (independent, Tipperary S) that FAS employment services had now issued a call for expressions of interest by organizations in the Internship Development Programme (Dail Eireann, Debates, 12th April 2011,…

Volunteering and the unemployment payment

The Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton, outlined to David Stanton (FG, Cork E) the current policy on volunteering when volunteers were in receipt of jobseeker payments (Dail Eireann, Debates, 12th April 2011, 893).  She told him that they could,…

Dialogue with voluntary and community sector

The Minister for Community, Equality and Gaeltacht Affairs, Frances Fitzgerald, told Jonathan O’Brien (SF, Cork NC) that her department was seeking to develop a process of structured dialogue with 17 members of the voluntary and community pillar (Dail Eireann, Debates,…

Irish compliance with European Social Charter, disability convention

Ireland’s compliance with the European Social Charter of the Council of Europe was outlined by the Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton, in a reply to Robert Dowds (Lab, Dublin MW) (Dail Eireann, Debates, 13th April 2011, 163-5). The revised…

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