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Oireachtas Brief §36 June 2012 (3)

Oireachtas Brief §36     June 2012 (3)    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…

Rent supplements and homelessness

The Seanad debated the operation of the rent supplement scheme (Seanad Eireann, Debates, 4th July 2012, 564-589 ).  According to Trevor O Clochartaigh (SF, agricultural), 500,000 people were now dependent on the private rented sector, 29% of the population and…

Mortgage arrears

The Seanad discussed the increasing level of mortgage arrears.  In a debate introduced by the Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan, the senate was told that 76,600 accounts were now more than 90 days in arrears, or 10.2% of primary residential…

Community Employment

The government report on Community Employment (CE) was raised in the Seanad by John Whelan (Lab, labour) (Seanad Eireann, Debates, 27th June, 381-3).  The Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton, told him that the review was now complete and schemes…

Partnerships: MFG, Dublin

Pearse Doherty (SF, Donegal SW) raised with the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, Phil Hogan, the possible merger of partnerships (Tallaght – Clondalkin and Tolka Valley – Ballymun) (Dail Eireann, Debates, 26th June 2012, 232-3, 237).  The…

Forum on philanthropy

In the Seanad, Mary Ann O’Brien (ind, Taoiseach nominee) drew attention to the publication of the publication of the report of the forum on philanthropy and urged the government to implement its recommendations (Seanad Eireann, Debates, 5th July 2012, 602). …

Child deaths

The Dail debated the report on the deaths of children in care (Dail Eireann, Debates, 21st June 2012, 586-9).  Charlie McConalogue (FF, Donegal NE) described it as harrowing reading, showing that 196 had died since 2000, some 112 of unnatural…

Regeneration

Paschal Donohue (FG, Dublin C) raised the continued delays in the regeneration of Dominick st in Dublin (Dail Eireann, Debates, 21st June 2012, 589-91).  Responding for the government, the Minister of State at the Department of the Environment, Community and…

Protest over new Human Rights/Equality appointment

In the Seanad, David Norris (ind, Dublin University) protested at the manner in which the government had already appointed the new head of the joined Equality Authority and Human Rights Commission (Seanad Eireann, Debates, 26th June 2012, 204).  He described…

2 News

Carer’s Strategy The Minister of State at the Department of Health Kathleen Lynch told Michael Healy Rae (ind, Kerry S) and Willie Penrose (Lab, Westmeath) that a draft of the national carers strategy had been completed for submission to government…

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