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Oireachtas Brief §34 June 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)…

Food queues lengthen against background of European austerity

ESRI report on work and welfare Stephen Donnelly (ind, Wicklow) drew attention to the lengthening queues for food parcels in the course of a debate on the European Council meeting (Dail Eireann, Debates, 6th June 2012, 34). That morning he…

New equality and human rights body

The Seanad discussed the new equality and human rights body to replace the Irish Human Rights Commission and the Equality Authority (Seanad Eireann, Debates, 12th June 2012, 890-2).  Katherine Zappone (ind, Taoiseach nominee) raised the effectiveness of the new body…

Seanad debate on older people

Following its public consultation and subsequent report, the Seanad debated the situation of older people in the country (Seanad Eireann, Debates, 13th June 2012, 912-931)(for report, > http://www.oireachtas.ie/parliament/media/michelle/FinalReport1.pdf).  The Minister of State at the Department of Health, Kathleen Lynch, told…

Community development in the docklands

The future of community development in the Dublin docklands was raised by Maureen O’Sullivan (ind, Dublin C) on the publication of the report on the Dublin Docklands Development  Authority (DDDA) and the government decision to wind it up (Dail Eireann,…

> Further debates

> Community Employment: Dail Eireann, Debates, 7th June 2012, 658-660.

Tallaght drugs projects reprieve

The Minister of State at the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government, Jan O’Sullivan, told John McGuinness (FF, Carlow Kilkenny) that interim funding had been found to support the work of Tallaght projects against drugs (Dail Eireann, Debates,…

> Further news references

> Exceptional needs payments for rental deposits: Dail Eireann, Debates, 6th June 2012, 287. > Children in care 2011-2012, proportion of children in care with an allocated social worker: Dail Eireann, Debates, 6th June 2012, 487-8; annual totals in care,…