Articles posted in 'Issue 19 - August 2011'

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Other news references

> Waiting lists for legal aid centres: Dail Eireann, Debates, 29th June 2011, 205-6; 5th July 2011, 746. > Rent supplements and mortgage interest supplements to June 2011: Dail Eireann, Debates, 5th July 2011, 690. > Dublin PPP housing projects:…

Changes in parliamentary procedures

Before rising for the summer, changes in parliamentary procedure in the Dail were proposed (Dail Eireann, Debates, 21st July 2011, 811-813). The principal elements were: A system of topical debates issues, four a day, replacing the adjournment debate, but being…

Concluding costs for the Combat Poverty Agency

The Minister for the Social Protection confirmed that her department was no longer paying the costs of the premises of the Combat Poverty Agency (Dail Eireann, Debates, 12th July 2011, 406).  The lease costs for its offices had been €228,000…

Irish EU presidency 2013

The Minister of State at the Department of Foreign Affairs, Lucinda Creighton, told the Dail that Ireland would hold the presidency of the European Union from January to June 2013 (Dail Eirann, Debates, 13th July, 548-9).  To manage it, two…

Strategies for carers, children

John Perry, Minister of State at the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Innovation, speaking on behalf of the Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton, told Marcella Corcoran Kennedy (FG, Laois – Offaly) that the Programme for Government contained a commitment…

Funding for social housing, dormant accounts

The Minister of State at the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government, Willie Penrose, told Catherine Murphy (ind, Kildare N) that although €114m had been supplied to local authorities for capital assistance for voluntary social housing projects in…

Advisory group on tax and social welfare

The Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton, told Caoimhghin O Caolain (SF, Cavan – Monaghan) that the advisory group on tax and social welfare had met for the first time on 30th June (Dail Eireann, Debates, 20th July 2011, 638-639). …

> Other debate references

> 29th amendment to the constitution: Dail Eireann, Debates, 29th June 2011, 106-128 (rights of children in the constitution).  See also Dail Eireann, Debates, 12th July 2011, 198-9. > Special education needs, Dail Eireann, Debates, 12th July 2011, 251-273; 13th…

Fuel poverty

The Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton, announced changes in the system of fuel and related allowances (Dail Eireann, Debates, 20th July 2011, 533-5).  From September, the fuel allowance would be standardized at €20 a week, with no additional allowances…

Oireachtas Brief §19 July 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)…