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Oireachtas Brief 47 February 2013 (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: Senators press again for poverty debate

Senators continued to press for a debate on poverty (Seanad Eireann, Debates, 14th February 2013, 156, 162-3).   Katherine Zappone (ind, Taoiseach nominee) drew attention to the most recent statistics on poverty by the Central Statistics Office, which showed that…

Attacks on Travellers

Finian McGrath (ind, Dublin NC) raised, as a topical debate, the burning of a Traveller family home in Donegal (Dail Eireann, Debates, 14th February 2013, 787-790).  It was an appalling and horrific attack, he said and these kind of Ku…

> Other debates

> National Lottery Bill, 2012: Dail Eireann, Debates, 5th February 2013, 68-85; 6th February, 95-102 (Bill to sell lottery licence); motion: Seanad Eireann, Debates, 13th February 2013, 120-146 > Implementation of mortgage arrears report: Dail Eireann, Debates, 5th February 2013,…

2 News: Employment services: payment-by-results

The Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton, informed Pearse Doherty (SF, Donegal SW) that the Centre for Economic and Social Inclusion in London had on 30th November last been hired to provide expert advice on the design and delivery of…

Community Employment in 2013

The Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton, gave details of the operation of Community Employment (CE) in 2013 (Dail Eireann, Debates, 13th February 2013, 606).  There would be 2,000 additional places, bringing the total to 25,300.  Priority would be given…

€2.5m child poverty initiative

The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Frances Fitzgerald gave details to Nicky McFadden (FG, Longford – Westmeath) of the area-based child poverty initiative which has a €2.5m allocation for 2013 (Dail Eireann, Debates, 5th February 2013, 340).  The initiative,…

Funding for volunteering, social partnership

The Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, Phil Hogan, gave details to Robert Troy (FF, Longford Westmeath) of funding for volunteering (Dail Eireann, Debates, 5th February 2013, 35-6).  There were 22 volunteer centres, with 1% of the funding…

Implementing alignment, transport

The Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, Phil Hogan, announced that nominations had been sought from parties invited to participate in the Alignment Implementation Group (Dail Eireann, Debates, 5th February 2013, 17).  He told Willie O’Dea (FF, Limerick…

RAPID in 2013

The Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, Phil Hogan informed Eamon O Cuiv (FF, Galway W) of the progress of the RAPID programme of urban local development (Dail Eireann, Debates, 5th February 2013, 9-10).  There were 51 RAPID…

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