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Oireachtas Brief 51 April 2013

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: Food poverty

John Halligan (ind, Waterford) raised the issue of food poverty (Dail Eireann, Debates, 25th April 2013, 5-7).  The Combat Poverty Agency, when it existed, as well as Social Justice Ireland and the Society of St Vincent de Paul had described…

Confirmation, communion, domiciliary payments

Willie O’Dea (FF, Limerick City) challenged the withdrawal of exceptional needs payments for confirmations (‘religious ceremonies’) (Dail Eireann, Debates, 24th April 2013, 665-6).  The Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton, told him that such payments had been reviewed by a…

Funding for youth services

Several deputies raised the funding of youth services.  In a reply to a question about Cherry Orchard from Joan Collins (PBP, Dublin SC), the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Frances Fitzgerald told her that Cherry Orchard had been asked…

> Other debates

> Mortgage arrears: Seanad Eireann, Debates, 17th April 2013, 530-561 > Direct provision: Seanad Eireann, Debates, 18th April 2013, 617-620 > National Lottery Bill, 2012: Dail Eireann, Debates, 17th April 2013 (PDF page not available), Seanad Eireann, Debates, 24th April…

Child poverty initiative

Asked about the child poverty initiative, the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Frances Fitzgerald told the Dail that this was budgeted at €2.5m in 2013 and €4.75m in 2015 (Dail Eireann, Debates, 16th April 2013, 138).  A project team…

Child and Family Agency

The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Frances Fitzgerald, announced to the Dail the appointment of Norah Gibbons as chairperson of the new Child and Family Agency (Dail Eireann, Debates, 16th April 2013, 4).  She would take over the existing…

Additional activation places

The Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton, gave details to Heather Humphreys (FG, Cavan Monaghan) of the allocation of the 10,000 additional activation places announced in the budget (Dail Eireann, Debates, 23rd April 2013, 496-8).  They had been allocated as…

Funding for emigrants; Peace IV programme

The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Eamon Gilmore, told Brendan Smith (FF, Cavan Monaghan) that his department had received 360 applications for projects from 16 countries during the 2013 round of funding for voluntary services (Dail Eireann, Debates, 18th April 2013,…

> Other news references

>  Review of National Advocacy Service: Dail Eireann, Debates, 16th April 2013, 379. > Listing of 100 Garda Youth Diversion projects and their funding for 2012 and 2013: Dail Eireann, Debates, 23rd April 2013, 545-550  (a listing of the GYDPs…