Articles posted in 'Issue 2 - April 2010'

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European social inclusion – Ireland pledges support for EU2020 Strategy

European targets to reduce poverty and social exclusion were the focus of a lively debate.  First, Martin Ferris (SF, Kerry N) asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs about the government’s attitudes to EU targets against poverty in the EU2020 Strategy…

Cuts in funding drugs strategy

Anegus O Snodaigh (SF, Dublin SC) again raised the issue of the funding of the strategy against drugs (Dail Eireann, Debates, 25th March 2010, 593-5). He accused the government of abandoning the national drugs strategy, for it did not appear…

Other debates

Progress on Vision for Change: Seanad Eireann, Debates, 23rd March 2010, 645-670 Eligibility for Community Employment schemes: Seanad Eireann, Debates, 25th March 2010, 862-4. Domestic violence: Seanad Eireann, Debates, 30th March 2010, 892-920 Special Needs Assistants in schools: Dail Eireann,…

Work of the new Social Inclusion Division

Jack Wall (Lab, Kildare S) enquired about the activities of the new integrated Social Inclusion Division currently in the Department of Social and Family Affairs (Dail Eireann, Debates, 1st April 2010, 353-4).  The minister, Eamon O Cuiv told him that…

Introducing the Charities Act

The Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Pat Carey informed the Dail of progress in implementing the Charities Act, 2007 (Dail Eireann, Debates, 1st April 2010, 295, 302-3).  He told Richard Bruton (FG, Dublin NC) that his officials were…

Funding for Equality Authority, Free Legal Advice Centres (FLAC)

The Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform Dermot Ahern told Aengus O Snodaigh (SF, Dublin SC) that the budgets for the Equality Authority and FLAC would be unchanged in 2010 at €3.2m and €98,000 respectively (Dail Eireann, Debates, 25th…

Measures to help the homeless

On 1st April, the Minister of State at the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government Michael Finneran told Terence Flanagan (FG, Dublin NE) that he had just announced an enhanced package of measures to help local authorities make…

Missing children

The Minister of State at the Department of Health & Children, Barry Andrews confirmed to Bobby Aylward (FF, Carlow Kilkenny) that he had discussed, with charitable and non-governmental organizations, the idea of a hotline for missing children along the lines…

Other news references

Overcrowding in prisons, especially Mountjoy: Dail Eireann, Debates, 25th March 2010, 574-6 Reduction of 300 places in senior Traveller training: Dail Eireann, Debates, 30th March 2010, 951 Immigration and emigration statistics, 2000-9: Dail Eireann, Debates 30th March 2010, 839 Live…