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Oireachtas Brief 53 May 2013 (2)

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1 Debates: Social welfare Bill

The Dail approved, on second stage, the Social welfare and pensions (miscellaneous provisions) Bill, 2013 (Dail Eireann, Debates, 30th May 2013, 733-799).  Introducing the legislation, the Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton, explained that its purpose was to bring in…

Strategies against poverty

Willie O’Dea (FF, Limerick City) challenged the government’s record on food poverty in the course of questions to the Minister for Social Protection (Dail Eireann, Debates, 29th May 2013, 493-5).  According to Safefood, he said, one in ten people was…

Criminals rob charity clothing banks

Catherine Byrne (FG, Dublin SC) raised, as a topical debate in the Dail, thefts from charity clothing banks (Dail Eireann, Debates, 16th May 2013, 774-5).  She spoke of Liberties Recycling, which had 145 banks and employed 62 people, but in…

2 News: Advisory group on tax and social welfare

The Minister for Social Welfare, Joan Burton, informed Gerry Buttimer (FG, Cork SC) of the progress of the advisory group on tax and social welfare (Dail Eireann, Debates, 28th May 2013, 302-3).  Its first module, family and child income supports,…

Social clauses in public procurement

Peadar Toibin (SF, Meath W) raised the possibility of including social clauses in public procurement projects (Dail Eireann, Debates, 23rd May 2013, 825-6).  The Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Brendan Howlin, told him that this was something that he…

Universal Health Insurance

The Minister for Health, Dr James Reilly, informed Caoimhghin O Caolain (SF, Cavan Monaghan) of the progress of the government’s plan for universal health insurance (Dail Eireann, Debates, 8th May 2013, 478).  Called UHI (Universal Health Insurance), a white paper…

Dormant accounts, lottery

The Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, Phil Hogan, gave details to John McGuinness (FF, Carlow Kilkenny) of dormant accounts funding for 2013 (Dail Eireann, Debates, 1st May 2013, 694).  This year, he had allocated €2.385m from dormant…

> Other news references

> Progress of alignment working group and ten pilot alignment areas: Dail Eireann, Debates, 1st May 2013, 697 > Funding for voluntary organizations for participation in social partnership (€565,200 in 2013): Dail Eireann, Debates, 1st May 2013, 703. > Area-based…

3 Appointments: Human Rights and Equality Commission

The Minister for Justice & Equality, Alan Shatter, told Patrick Nulty (ind, Dublin W) that when he had appointed members of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission, the government had accepted the recommendation of the working group that the…