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Oireachtas Brief §30 February 2012 (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: Dormant accounts and disadvantage

‘We need to focus as much as possible on communities that find themselves disadvantaged’, said John McGuinness (FF, Carlow-Kilkenny), speaking on the resumed second stage debate on the Dormant accounts (amendment) Bill, 2011, which proposes to abolish the Dormant Accounts…

Regeneration in Dublin

The continuing episode of Dublin regeneration was debated in the Dail when Michael Conaghan (Lab, Dublin SC) raised the stop in construction in St Michael’s Estate, Inchicore  (Dail Eireann, Debates, 21st February 2012, 265-7).  He called it a ‘disappointment on…

> Further debates

> Delays in medical cards for people with cancer: Dail Eireann, Debates, 23rd February 2012, 880-1. > High rate of rejection of applicants for Disability Allowance, Invalidity Pension, Carer’s Allowance: Dail Eireann, Debates, 29th February 2012, 965-7. > Health services:…

2 News: Code of practice working with people experiencing poverty

The Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton told Aengus O Snodaigh (SF, Dublin SC) that her department was currently giving consideration to completing and publishing a code of practice to support the engagement of people experiencing poverty (Dail Eireann, Debates,…

Social welfare fraud baseline studies

The Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton, gave details to Barry Cowen (FF, Laois Offaly) of baseline studies over 2004-9 to determine levels of social welfare fraud across a random sample of claims (about 1,000) (Dail Eireann, Debates, 22nd February…

Details of projects against drugs

Following the earlier decision of the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government to cease funding beyond June of five anti-drugs projects in Dublin City and Dublin South, a series of questions was asked about the funding of anti-drugs…

Mortgage arrears

The Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan, gave Pearse Doherty (SF Donegal SW) the most recent figures on the level of mortgage arrears (Dail Eireann, Debates, 21st February 2012, 366).   The 2011 end-of-year figure was 70,911 (arrears being defined as…

> Further news references

> Rent supplement transfers to social housing, 2005-11 by local authority: Dail Eireann, Debates, 22nd February 2012, 795-6.  > Homelessness strategy: Dail Eireann, Debates, 28th February 2012, 284-5. > Progress on national strategy to improve literacy and numeracy: Dail Eireann,…