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Oireachtas Brief §38 September 2012

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: Charities Act: senators criticize delays

The Seanad debated, on the first day of its return, a Labour Party motion on the Charities Act, 2007 (Seanad Eireann, Debates, 19th September 2012, 30-50).  According to John Whelan (Lab, labour panel), who moved the motion, it was a…

Travellers as an ethnic minority

The issue of Travellers as an ethnic minority was again raised in the Dail, with the Minister of State at the Department of Justice and Equality, Kathleen Lynch, informing Gerry Adams (SF, Louth) that serious consideration was being given to…

Poverty among children of asylum seekers

Derek Nolan (Lab, Galway W) raised the findings of the Irish Refugee Council report State-stanctioned child poverty and exclusion by Samantha Arnold  (Dail Eireann, Debates, 19th September 2012, 61-5).  A third of the 5,098 residents in direct provision were children…

Amending the constitution for children

The government introduced the 31st amendment to the constitution to define rights for children, polling to take place on 10th November (Dail Eireann, Debates, 25th September 2012, 71-88; 26th September, 20-45, 77-114; 27th September, 28-120).  In her comments, Mary Lou…

Fuel poverty and disconnections

Fuel poverty and disconnections were raised in the course of two topical debates, one on fuel allowances (Dail Eireann, Debates, 20th September 2012, 70-72) and the second on ESB disconnections policy (25th September, 61-4).  First, Aengus O Snodaigh (SF, Dublin…

Personal assistance services, home helps

Personal assistance services were raised in the course of a topical debate in the Dail  (Dail Eireann, Debates, 27th September 2012, 146-8).  The Minister for Health, James Reilly, told Brian Stanley (SF, Laois Offaly) that he had instructed the Health…

Other debates

> Magdalen laundries: Dail Eireann, Debates, 25th September 2012, 88-108; 26th September, 114-141.

2 News: New Child & Family Support Agency

The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Frances Fitzgerald, gave some further details of the new Child and Family Support Agency (Dail Eireann, Debates, 26th September 2012, 46-7; 59).  It would have 4,000 staff and a budget of €590m, which…

3 Appointments

 Oireachtas committees   Committee on Education & Social Protection Brendan Griffin to replace Aine Collins Jonathan O’Brien to replace Sean Crowe   Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation Aine Collins to replace Brendan Griffin   Agriculture, Food & Marine Martin Ferris to…