Articles posted in 'Issue 18 - July 2011'

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Active Citizenship

The Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, Phil Hogan, told Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin (SF, Cavan – Monaghan) that the work of the Active Citizenship Office had concluded in November 2009.  Responsibility for progressing the active citizenship agenda had…

North South Consultative Forum

Asked by Gerry Adams (SF, Louth) about progress toward the North South Civic Consultative Forum, the Taoiseach told the Dail that  at the 12th meeting of the North South Ministerial Council in Dublin on 10th June ‘we agreed to finalize…

National policy on volunteering, European year

The Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, Phil Hogan, told Catherine Murphy (ind, Kildare N) that the Irish national steering group for the European year of volunteering was working with the national coordinating body for the year, Volunteering…

Salaries in the voluntary and community sector

The Minister for Justice & Equality, Alan Shatter, responding to concerns expressed by Kevin Humphries (Lab, Dublin SE) that salaries from charitable funds should be disclosed, told the Dail that   the Charities Act, 2009, was not prescriptive on this…

Funding for Irish voluntary organizations in Britain

The Tanaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Eamon Gilmore, told Jonathan O’Brien (SF, Cork NC) that despite the difficult budgetary situation, he was determined to maintain a significant level of funding for frontline Irish services in Britain  (Dail…

New housing policy

The Minister of State at the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government, Willie Penrose, told Tommy Broughan (Lab, Dublin NC) that on 16th June he had launched the government’s new housing policy  (Dail Eireann, Debates, 23rd June 2011,…

Strategies for carers, old people, lone parents and Travellers

Asked by Billy Kelleher (FF, Cork NC) and David Stanton (FG, Cork E) about the carer’s strategy, the Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton told the Dail that the government was committed to developing a carers’ strategy.  An interdepartmental group…

Regeneration and PPPs

The Minister of State at the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government, Willie Penrose, told the Dail that the government had allocated €63.22m to the regeneration programme in Dublin in 2011 for Ballymun, inner city flat complexes and…

Traveller education

The Minister for Education & Skills, Ruairi Quinn, outlined to Mary-Lou McDonald (SF, Dublin C) how he planned out address the fact that only 10% of Travellers completed post-primary education (Dail Eireann, Debates, 8th June 2011, 731-2).  He explained that…

Cabinet subcommittee on social policy

The Taoiseach told Joe Higgins (SP, Dublin W) and Gerry Adams (SF, Louth) that the sub-committee on social policy had met once so far, on 9th June (Dail Eireann, Debates, 21st June 2011, 12).

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