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Oireachtas Brief 49 March 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 Child poverty and early intervention

Government policy on child poverty came under fire in the course of a Seanad debate on early intervention services for children (Seanad Eireann, Debates, 6th March 2013, 745-768).  Kathryn Reilly (SF, industrial & commercial) spoke of how although we now…

6,000 after school childcare places

Meantime, the Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton, announced that a pilot for the new afterschool child care scheme would be launched in April  (Dail Eireann, Debates, 5th March 2013, 19-20).  This was part of the initiative announced in the…

EU social investment package and recommendation Investing in children – breaking the cycle of disadvantage

The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Frances Fitzgerald, announced that her department would participate in a network of government departments invited by the Minister for Social Protection to establish appropriate input into the relevant policy areas to develop Ireland’s…

Partnerships: ‘2,000 fear for their jobs’

Paschal Mooney (FF, agricultural) again expressed his concern as to the future of the local development partnerships (Seanad Eireann, Debates, 13th March 2013, 49).  There was very little clarity about the new structures and he asked the Minister for the…

Administrative costs of the partnerships

Meantime, the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, Phil Hogan, published details of the administrative costs of the partnerships, giving details of the allocation (first table) and the administrative costs (second table) (Dail Eireann, Debates, 12th March 2013,…

> Other debates

> Autism Bill: Dail Eireann, Debates, 8th March 2013, 2-33. > Job creation: Dail Eireann, Debates, 12th March 2013, 96 – 118; 13th March, 513-542. > Employment equality (amendment) (no. 2) Bill, 2013: Seanad Eireann, 13th March 2012, 68-89

2 News Charities regulation consultation

The Minister for Justice & Equality, Alan Shatter, told Bernard Durkan (FG, Kildare N)  that he was currently carrying out a consultation on the implementation of the Charities Act.  This included the establishment of the authority, statutory registration and reporting,…

Arts philanthropy initiative

The Minister for Arts, Heritage & the Gaeltacht, Jimmy Deenihan gave details to Aengus O Snodaigh (SF, Dublin SC) and Gerry Adams (SF, Louth) of the arts philanthropy initiative for 2013 (Dail Eireann, Debates, 13th March 2013, 546-7)).  Under the…

Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission

The Minister for Equality and Justice, Alan Shatter, gave assurances to the Dail that the new Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC) would conform to the Paris Principles (Dail Eireann, Debates, 6th March 2013, 12-13).  He had consulted with…

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