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Oireachtas Brief 48 February 2013 (2)

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: Child poverty and child benefit

Senators again returned to the issue of poverty (Seanad Eireann, Debates, 19th February 2013, 203).   Jillian van Turnhout (ind, Taoiseach nominee) drew attention to the increased level of child poverty in Ireland and that the Children’s Rights Alliance, in…

Disability cuts

Senators protested against the cut in mobility grant and transport allowance for people with disabilities (Seanad Eireann, Debates, 27th February 2013, 385).  Marc McSharry (FF, industrial & commercial) said that he could not understand what the government had against people…

Emer Costello announces EU food aid

In the course of a Seanad address, Emer Costello MEP announced the European Commission proposal of €2.5bn for food for the poor where she would be the Parliament rapporteur (Seanad Eireann, Debates, 28th February 2013, 622-627).  It would provide food…

> Other debates

> Future of further education and training: Seanad Eireann, Debates, 20th February 2013, 267-286. > Education and training boards Bill 2012: Dail Eireann, Debates, 27th February 2013, 473-495 > Further education and training Bill, 2013: Dail Eireann, Debates, 27th February…

> Other news references

> Funding of services for suicide prevention for Travellers: Dail Eireann, Debates, 19th February 2013, 449-450. > Traveller participation in education: Dail Eireann, Debates, 28th February 2013, 795-6.

2 Appointments

> Senator Marie Louise O’Donnell was replaced on the Seanad Public Consultation Committee by Fiach Mac Conghail  (Seanad Eireann, Debates, 26th February 2013, 360). > Appointments to the board of the Equality Authority: Dail Eireann, Debates, 19th February 2013, 385-6….