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Oireachtas Brief §43 December 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)…

1 Debates: Job Bridge under fire

The Job Bridge scheme came under fire in the course of a Seanad adjournment debate introduced by Trevor O Clochartaigh (SF, agricultural) (Seanad Eireann, Debates, 18th December 2012, 1009-1012).  The scheme was now operating in such a way, he said,…

Progress on homelessness

Maureen O’Sullivan (ind, Dublin central) raised the issue of homelessness (Dail Eireann, Debates, 19th December 2012, 609-612).  There were 87 people sleeping out in Dublin and the sad death of a homeless person in Wicklow.  In particular, she drew attention…

Local development and alignment

Several members raised the future of local development partnerships.  Paschal Mooney (FF, agricultural) asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government would he come to the Seanad to discuss his proposals for the abolition of local development companies…

Children in direct provision

Jillian van Turnhout (ind, Taoiseach nominee) again raised the issue of the situation of children of asylum seekers in direct provision following the report State-sanctioned child poverty and exclusion (Seanad Eireann, Debates, 4th December 2012, 349 – 351).  It was…

New Human Rights and Equality Commission; Traveller ethnicity

The Minister for Justice & Equality told Pearse Doherty (SF, Donegal SW) and Padraig MacLochlainn (SF, Donegal NE) that the new Human Rights and Equality Commission would have enhanced powers (Dail Eireann, Debates, 11th December 2012, 52-3) .  Their new…

Family Resource Centres in the new Child Family Support Agency, aftercare service

Several deputies raised the future of the Family Resource Centres (FRCs) in the new Child and Family Support Agency (Dail Eireann, Debates, 18th December 2012, 138-140; 142-4; 270-1).  The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Frances Fitzgerald, told Seamus Healy…

Positive ageing strategy in the new year

Timmy Dooley (FF, Clare) raised the issue of the lack of publication of the positive ageing strategy (Dail Eireann, Debates, 20th December 2012, 935-8).  Despite numerous false dawns and promises, it still had not been published.  He asked did the…

Other debates

> Personal insolvency Bill: Seanad Eireann, Debates, 4th December 2012, 287-349; 6th December, 72-124; Dail Eireann, Debates, 19th December 2012, 612-733 > National Vetting Bureau: Seanad Eireann, Debates, 12th December 2012, 791-816 > Credit Union Bill: Seanad Eireann, Debates, 4th…

2 News Pre-budget forum

The Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan, told Arthur Spring (Lab, Kerry N) that he had received a total of 540 pre-budget submissions this year (Dail Eireann, Debates, 4th December 2012, 175-6).  Later, she told Patrick Nulty (ind, Dublin W) that…

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