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Oireachtas Brief §24, November 2011 (2)

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)…

1 Debates: Closing down People with Disabilities Ireland

No more funding for Northside Community Law Centre? The Seanad debated, on the adjournment, the closing down of People with Disabilities Ireland following the withdrawal of its funding (Seanad Eireann, Debates, 30th November 2011, 1060-4).  Opening the debate, Senator Martin…

Re-setting poverty targets

The Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton, told Caoimhghin O Caolain (SF, Cavan Monaghan) that she was overseeing a comprehensive review of the national poverty target (Dail Eireann, Debates, 22nd November 2011, 454-5).  The purpose was to enable Ireland to…

Fuel poverty strategy launched

‘Irish housing only shelters from the rain’ The Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Pat Rabbitte informed the Dail that he had published the affordable energy strategy, with five priority measures and 48 actions to tackle fuel poverty (Dail…

> Other debates:

>  Deaths of children in care: Dail Eireann, Debates, 17th November 2011, 16-46. > Interdepartmental group on mortgage arrears: Dail Eireann, Debates, 22nd November 2011, 320-9.

2 News: No new plan against racism

Travellers as ethnic minority for decision shortly The Minister for Justice and Equality, Alan Shatter, told Jonathan O’Brien (SF, Cork NC) that he did not intend to develop a second national action plan against racism  (Dail Eireann, Debates, 22nd November…

Lottery grant for children’s organizations

The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Frances Fitzgerald, told Denis Naughten (FG, Roscommon/Leitrim S) that 79 organizations had applied to her department for its lottery fund in 2011, the value of the applications being €2.4m  (Dail Eireann, Debates, 29th…

Multi-agency steering group on housing policy

Legislation for private rented sector The Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton, told Barry Cowen (FF, Laois Offaly) that the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government had established a multi-agency steering group to give effect to the new…

Appointments: NESC, alignment, Oireachtas committees

The Taoiseach informed the Dail of his appointments of independent members to the National Economic and Social Council (Dail Eireann, Debates, 22nd November 2011, 368).  They were:   Mary Daly, Queen’s University, Belfast Anna Davis, University College Dublin Michelle Morris…

> Other news items

> UN Convention on the rights of persons with disabilities: Dail Eireann, Debates, 22nd November 2011, 533; > Positive ageing strategy: Dail Eireann, Debates, 22nd November 2011, 606-7.