Articles posted in 'Issue 3 - May 2010'

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Closure of Oireachtas Brief service

As you know, Oireachtas Brief is an online information service for social justice NGOs and voluntary sector activists interested in discussion of social justice in the Oireachtas and over 1,000 are currently subscribed.  The Wheel and EAPN Ireland have managed…

Oireachtas Brief 57 November 2013 (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)…

2 News: Poverty target

The Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton, informed the Dail of progress made toward the national targets on poverty (Dail Eireann, Debates, 24th April 2013, 773-4).  She spoke of the Social Inclusion Forum of March 2013 and how her department…

Missing children

The Minister for Health & Children, James Reilly, gave details to Caomhghin O Caolain (SF, Cavan Monaghan) of the numbers of children reported to be missing from health board care  (Dail Eireann, Debates, 30th March 2011, 968).  The last set…

Resumption in Community Support for Older People (CSOP) scheme

The Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs Pat Carey told Catherine Byrne (FG, Dublin SC) that he hoped to introduce a revised Community Support for Older People scheme at the end of April  (Dail Eireann, Debates, 31st March 2010,…

Social welfare fraud

The Minister for Social and Family Affairs, Eamon O Cuiv, gave Dan Neville (FG, Limerick W) some fresh details on the level of social welfare fraud (Dail Eireann, Debates, 20th April 2010, 505-6, 507-8).  The minister told him that 620…

Social welfare changes: lone parents, partial capacity scheme

The Minister for Social and Family Affairs, Eamon O Cuiv, told Terence Flanagan (FG, Dublin NE) that he would be introducing changes to the one-parent family payment system in the new, forthcoming Social welfare (miscellaneous provisions) Bill, 2010.  This would…

Departmental reorganization: work of the Social Inclusion Division, National Economic and Social Forum

The Minister for Social and Family Affairs Eamon O Cuiv confirmed to the Dail that the Social Inclusion Division of his department would transfer to the Department of Community, Equality and Gaeltacht Affairs, but could not yet give a date…

Regeneration projects

The Minister of State at the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government Ciaran Cuffe told Kieran O’Donnell (FG, Limerick E) that the minister of state at the department, Michael Finneran, had visited Limerick in February to see the…

Personal indebtedness

The level of personal indebtedness was raised by Joe Behan (independent, Wicklow) who described the level of personal debt as staggering up, 270% over 1995 to 2008, more than Britain, France, Spain and Canada.  There was anecdotal evidence of the…

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