Articles posted in 'Issue 5 - June 2010'

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Oireachtas Brief 5

Oireachtas Brief §5 covers, in Debates, 1 changes to payments for lone parents, further 2011 cuts, European Union poverty targets, housing conditions in local authority flats, the first move to abolish the Health Service Executive and the death of children…

Changes in payments for lone parents, Consultation on 2011 savings

The Minister for Social Protection, Eamon O Cuiv, announced in the Dail that he would be introducing changes to the One Parent Family Payment in the forthcoming Social welfare (miscellaneous provisions) Bill, 2010 (Dail Eireann, Debates, 25th May 2010, 109-110)….

European targets against poverty

On 19th May, the Minister for Community, Rural & Gaeltacht Affairs, Pat Carey, told Aengus O Snodaigh (SF, Dublin SC) that indicators for European targets against poverty were being examined by an expert sub-group of the EU Social Protection Committee…

Deaths of children in care

The government came under fire over the issue of the deaths of children in state care (Dail Eireann, Debates, 25th May 2010, 33-8). The Taoiseach, Brian Cowen, told Enda Kenny (FG, Mayo) that a figure of 23 had been confirmed…

The new law on begging

The Dail debated a new law on begging, the Criminal justice (public order) Bill, 2010 (Dail Eireann, Debates, 25th May 2010, 57-70; 26th May, 404-8, 430 – 461)). Joe Carey (FG, Clare) referred to the numbers of people homeless in…

Housing conditions in local authority flats

The housing conditions of some local authority flats were raised on the adjournment by Catherine Byrne (FG, Dublin SC), especially the complexes in Dublin long scheduled for regeneration (Dail Eireann, Debates, 2nd June 2010, 504-6). Hundreds of tenants were living…

Abolish the HSE?

The first proposal to abolish the Health Service Executive (HSE) was made by Joe Behan (independent, Wicklow) in the course of an adjournment debate (Dail Eireann, Debates, 27th May 2010, 687-9). He cited, as his reasons, its failures to care…

> Other debates

> Children First guidelines: Seanad Eireann, Debates, 19th May 2010, 811-837 > Constitutional amendment on rights of children: Dail Eireann, Debates, 18th May, 273-293; 19th May 2010, 632-654; 1st June 2010, 1-5 > Adult education: Seanad Eireann, Debates, 2nd June…

North South consultative forum

The Minister for Foreign Affairs Micheal Martin told Jim O’Keeffe (FG, Cork SW) that the government would press strongly for the establishment of the north-south consultative forum at the next plenary meeting of the North South Ministerial Council on 5th…

Housing needs of people with a mental health disability

The Minister of State at the Department of the Environment, Health and Local Government, Michael Finneran, told PJ Sheehan (FG, Cork SW) that a national housing strategy for people with a disability, especially a mental health disability, was advanced and…

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