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Oireachtas Brief §45 January 2013 (1)

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Social welfare amnesty

Aengus O Snodaigh (SF, Dublin SC) moved a Bill to amnesty social welfare recipients who, through no fault of their own, had been in receipt of overpayments (Dail Eireann, Debates, 18th January 2013, 962-987).   His party had presented a…

Deepening poverty, unemployment

John Halligan (ind, Waterford) (Dail Eireann, Debates, 17th January 2013, 8, 9) asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Brendan Howlin, to agree to a task force to make an impact study of the serious health problems associated with…

Telephone, electric allowance for older people

Dara Calleary (FF, Mayo) denounced, as a ‘sneaky bombshell’ the reduction of 63% in the contribution to the phone allowance for older people (Dail Eireann, Debates, 24th January 2013, 682-4).  This mean a reduction, for example, from €25.78 to €9.50. …

VAT on defibrillators for charities; property tax for charities

Ciaran Lynch (Lab, Cork SC) raised the issue of charities having to pay VAT on defibrillators to prevent sudden cardiac death (Dail Eireann, Debates, 22nd January 2013, 60-62).  In the 12 months to end last October, 123 people had been…

> Other debates:

> Education (resource allocation) Bill, 2012, to provide for an annual impact educational study, introduced by Charlie McConalogue (FF, Donegal NE) (lost, 71-44) > Further education and training: Dail Eireann, Debates, 16th January 2013, 101-end; 17th January 2013, 15-42. >…

2 News: Advisory group on tax,welfare

The Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton, told Joanna Tuffy (Lab, Dublin MW) and Patrick O’Donovan (FG, Limerick) of the progress of the advisory group on tax and welfare (Dail Eireann, Debates, 23rd January 2013, 560-2).  So far, it had…

Equality proofing

Asked by Sandra McLellan (SF,  Cork E) about integrating equality across departments, the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Brendan Howlin told the Dail  that all public bodies must take account of equality and human rights in carrying out their…

> Other news references

> Statistics on rate of carer’s grant, costs, numbers and changes: Dail Eireann, Debates, 16th January 2013, 389 – 392.

3 Appointments

Committee changes The Dail approved the following changes in committee memberships:   Public service oversight and petitions Joan Collins replaced by Mick Wallace Peadar Toibin replaced by Padraig Mac Lochlainn   Environment, Culture & Gaeltacht Sandra McLellan replaced by Michal…