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Oireachtas Brief 50 March 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 Philanthropy in the Seanad

Fiach Mac Conghail (ind, Taoiseach nominee) introduced a motion to welcome the government’s philanthropy initiative (Seanad Eireann, Debates, 27th March 2013, 375-402), during a debate attended by many voluntary organizations, including The Wheel.  He warned that maximizing private funding should…

Poverty of the self-employed

Patrick O’Donovan (FG, Limerick) raised the problems of poverty of the self-employed, who had been described by the Society of St Vincent de Paul as ‘the new poor’ (Dail Eireann, Debates, 20th March 2013, 31-3).  Their businesses had collapsed and…

Warning of repossessions

Several deputies warned of the dangers of repossession as a result of new guidelines on insolvency (Dail Eireann, Debates, 26th March 2013, 657-679; 27th March, 122-145). According to Finian McGrath (ind, Dublin NC), there was a huge mortgage arrears crisis…

> Other debates

> Restorative justice: Seanad Eireann, Debates, 20th March 2013, 177-195 > Disability services: Seanad Eireann, Debates, 20th March 2013, 80-101; 21st March, 334-357. > Mobility allowance: Seanad Eireann, Debates, 21st March 2013, 279-289

2 News Postive ageing strategy adopted

The Minister of State at the Department of Health, Kathleen Lynch informed the Dail that the government had now adopted the new positive ageing strategy (Dail Eireann, Debates, 30th March 2013, 117).  It was proposed that it be published shortly.

Premium rate service licence for charities

The Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources Pat Rabbitte told Eoghan Murphy (FG, Dublin SE) that there was no charge for charitable organizations providing premium rate services, which were subject to the Commission for Communications Regulation, ComReg (Dail Eireann,…

Law for asylum seekers in direct provision; deaths

The Minister for Justice and Equality, Alan Shatter, told Mary Lou McDonald (SF, Dublin C)  that there were no plans for Ireland to opt in to the Council Directive 2003/9 governing minimum standards for the reception of asylum seekers (Dail…

Lottery good causes

The Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Brendan Howlin, told Mary Lou McDonald (SF, Dublin C) that  under the new lottery licence it was intended that good causes be linked to gross gaming revenues (sales less prizes), which would offer…

Funding for Irish emigrants; reconciliation

The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Eamon Gilmore, told John Browne (FF, Wexford) that grant-aid for services for Irish emigrants abroad was €11.93m in 2010, €11.57m in 2011, €11.59m in 2012 and was kept at that level for 2013.  This year,…

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