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Oireachtas Brief §35 June 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)…

Community Employment review received

The Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton, confirmed that she had now received a copy of the review on Community Employment (Dail Eireann, Debates, 12th June 2012, 3-4).  One of the reasons why it had taken so long was because…

Single working age assistance payment interdepartmental group

The Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton, told the Dail that an interdepartmental group was now working on the services and supports that would be required to support the introduction of a single working age assistance payment (Dail Eireann, Debates,…

Scandinavian model of childcare interdepartmental group

The Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton, responded to a question from Michael Martin (FF, Cork SC) about her department’s progress toward a Scandinavian model of childcare (Dail Eireann, Debates, 12th June 2012, 210-1).  She told him that an interdepartmental…

Disability allowance review

The Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton, told Padraig MacLochlann (SF, Donegal NE) that she expected this September the review of the disability allowance proposals made in the last budget (Dail Eireann, Debates, 12th June 2012, 108-9).  The proposals had…

Discussions on Travellers and Habitual Residence Condition

The Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton, told Caoimhghin O Caolain (SF, Cavan – Monaghan) that officials of her department had met with a representative group of Travellers to discuss, among other things, the impact of the Habitual Residence Condition…

Traveller housing

The Minister of State at the Department of the Environment, Community & Local Government, Jan O’Sullivan, told Aengus O Snodaigh (SF, Dublin SC) that her department did not hold information on the number of Traveller families accommodated in each local…

Funding for youth cafés

The Minister for Children & Youth Affairs, Frances Fitzgerald, told Caomhghin O Caolain (SF, Cavan Monaghan) that her department was examining the most effective distribution of youth capital funding (Dail Eireann, Debates, 12th June 2012, 211-212).   Last year she…

Proportion of lottery of good causes

The Minister for Public Expenditure & Reform, Brendan Howlin, told Michael Colreavy (SF, Sligo Leitrim N) that the portion of lottery sales for good causes would remain at 30.5%  (Dail Eireann, Debates, 13th June 2012, 475).  In addition, there would…

Government’s new Economic and Evaluation Service, IGEE

The Minister for Public Expenditure & Reform, Brendan Howlin, told Pearse Doherty (SF, Donegal SW) that 27 staff are due to take up placement under the Irish Government Economic and Evaluation service  (Dail Eireann, Debates, 13th June 2012, 484).  The…

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