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Oireachtas Brief 40 October 2012 (1) (Seanad)

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: Poverty and social protection

The Seanad held a two-day debate on the future of social protection in Ireland (Seanad Eireann, Debates, 18th October 2012, 22 – 50; 24th October, 67-76).  The debate was introduced by the Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton, who emphasized …

Poverty, abuse and accommodation for asylum seekers

The Seanad discussed, on an adjournment motion from Jillian van Turnhout (ind, Taoiseach nominee), the accommodation situation of asylum seekers  (Seanad Eireann, Debates, 2nd October 2012, 74-7).  The report State-sanctioned child poverty and exclusion – the case of children in…

Other debates

> 21st amendment to the constitution Bill (children’s rights): Seanad Eireann, 2nd October 2012, 22-67; 3rd October, 81-99. > MFG Teo partnership company: Seanad Eireann, Debates, 4th October 2012, 72-4 > Reform of the junior certificate and numeracy and literacy: …

2 Appointments: New minister of state

The government informed the Seanad of the appointment, as new Minister of State at the Department of Health with responsibility for primary health care, of Alex White (Lab, Dublin S), to replace Roisin Shortall (Seanad Eireann, Debates, 4th October 2012,…