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Oireachtas Brief §29   February 2012 (1)

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: Welfare of children, social worker numbers

Children’s strategy, child poverty, youth homelessness Charlie McConalogue (FF, Donegal NE) raised the issue of the number of social workers now appointed to work with children at risk (Dail Eireann, Debates, 1st February 2012, 817-8; 14th February 2012, 217 –…

Budget cuts: LCDP, mental health, disability services, women

Timmy Dooley (FF, Clare) and Brian Stanley (SF, Laois Offaly) questioned the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government about the €8m cut in the Local and Community Development Programme (LCDP) (Dail Eireann, Debates, 2nd February 2012, 88-9).  Responding,…

Merging the Equality Authority and the Human Rights Commission

The Minister for Justice and Equality, Alan Shatter, was asked about the progress of the merging of the Equality Authority and the Human Rights Commission (Dail Eireann, Debates, 7th February 1012, 249-250).  He told Catherine Murphy (ind, Kildare N) that…

Delays in carers allowance

Delays in payment of the carers allowance were raised in the Dail by Kevin Humphreys (Lab, Dublin SE) (Dail Eireann, Debates, 15th February 2012, 733-4).  The average waiting time for a claim was now 17 weeks and longer for an…

> Further debates

> Community Employment: Dail Eireann, Debates, 7th February 2012, 328-351; 8th February, 671-697.  > National Disability Strategy: Dail Eireann, Debates, 9th February 2012, 35-67. > Social welfare for unemployed self-employed: Dail Eireann, Debates, 16th February 2012, 73-4.

2 News: Charities Act deferred, philanthropy report

Asked by Padraig Mac Lochlainn (SF, Donegal NE) about progress in implementing the Charities Act, 2009, the Minister for Justice & Equality Alan Shatter told the Dail that it was challenging, granted the moratorium on public service recruitment (Dail Eireann,…

No National Lottery compendium

Asked by Maureen O’Sullivan (ind, Dublin C) would the government re-publish the earlier compendia of spending by the National Lottery, the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin told the Dail that it was not possible to indicate the…