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Oireachtas Brief §18 June 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)…

Poverty, old age and low wages

Raising pension age, reduction of low wages attacked The Social welfare and pensions Bill, 2011 attracted critical comment for its implications on poverty  (Seanad Eireann, Debates, 23rd June 2011, 744, 797).  Katherine Zappone (ind, Taoiseach nominee) pointed out that the…

Protection of children, youth homelessness

Report of the special rapporteur The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Frances Fitzgerald, inaugurated a debate on the fourth report of the special rapporteur on child protection (Seanad Eireann, Debates, 7th June 2011, 165-188).  The report painted a disturbing…

Appeal to extend Community Employment

John O’Mahony (FG, Mayo) spoke on an adjournment debate on the importance of extending the scheme of community employment (Dail Eireann, Debates, 16th June 2011, 692-4).  There was an urgent need to increase its numbers, currently 22,500, due to the…

Hardship from school transport charges

Martin Ferris (SF, Kerry N) raised the hardship likely to result from changes in the rules on school transport due to come in this autumn (Dail Eireann, Debates, 31st May 2011, 709-711).  The new rules introduced a charge of €50…

Other debate references

> Access to legal aid services: Dail Eireann, Debates, 23rd June 2011, 563-6; 593-5

New funding scheme for national voluntary organizations

Exclusion of Community Workers Cooperative criticized The Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, Phil Hogan, told Joan Collins (PBP, Dublin SC) that he had approved funding for 63 organizations under the 2011-2013 scheme for national voluntary organizations (Dail…

Funding the community fora

Éamon Ó Cuív (FF, Galway W) raised with the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, Phil Hogan, the issue of 50:50 co-funding by the local authorities of the community fora (Dail Eireann, Debates, 31st May 2011, 810).  The…

Structured dialogue with voluntary and community sector

The Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, Phil Hogan, told Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin (SF, Cavan – Monaghan) that he would honour the commitment of the previous government to engage in structured dialogue with the Voluntary and Community Pillar,…

Forum on philanthropy

The Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, Phil Hogan, told Terence Flanagan (FG, Dublin NE) that in June 2010 the government had renewed the mandate of the Forum on Philanthropy, which comprised representatives of philanthropic organizations and government…

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