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Oireachtas Brief §20 September 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)…

MFG

Under the new system of topical debates, Eamon O Cuiv (FF, Galway W) raised the closure of the MFG (Meitheal Forbatha na Gaeltachta) partnership (Dail Eireann, Debates, 14th September 2011, 26-8).  Responding for the government, the Minister of State at…

Rural transport

The Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, Alan Kelly, told Robert Troy (FF, Longford – Westmeath) that his department was currently exploring efficiencies that could be achieved by bringing together the rural transport programme, HSE…

Constitutional amendment, reforms for children

Task force for new child protection agency begins work The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Frances Fitzgerald, told Caoimhghin O Caolain (SF, Cavan-Monaghan) that she hoped to submit a text for a constitutional amendment to strengthen the rights of…

Child contact centres

Asked about the One Family report The need for child contact centres in Ireland, the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Frances Fitzgerald told Simon Harris (FG, Wicklow) that preparations for a pilot project, to be operated by Barnardos, were…

Fuel poverty strategy due

The Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Pat Rabbitte, told Timmy Dooley (FF, Clare)  that the Interdepartmental Group on Affordable Energy had finalized its deliberations over the summer (Dail Eireann, Debates, 14th September 2011, 97-8).  Its analysis and recommendations…

Funding for waste and recycling by voluntary and community groups

The Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, Phil Hogan, told Joanna Tuffy (Lab, Dublin MW) that he would shortly announce the 2011 fund for small-scale, local environmental projects for waste reduction, recycling and public awareness under the Local…

Funding for community and voluntary fora

The Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, Phil Hogan, confirmed to Gerry Adams (SF, Louth) that he had provided €587,000 to the community and voluntary fora (Dail Eireann, Debates, 14th September 2011, 340-1). In addition, he had allocated…

National advocacy programme for older people in residential homes

The Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton, told Aengus O Snodaigh (SF, Dublin SC) that the HSE had established a National Advocacy Programme Alliance to provide independent advocacy services for older people in residential care settings (Dail Eireann, Debates,14th September …

Strategy for older people: not this year

The Minister for Health, Dr James Reilly, told Aengus O Snodaigh (SF, Dublin SC) that work on the new Positive ageing strategy for older people was on-going and would not be concluded before the end of the year (Dail Eireann,…

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