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Oireachtas Brief 54 June 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 News New child poverty projects: later this year

The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Frances Fitzgerald, told Pascal Donohoe (FG, Dublin C) that 50 applications had been received for projects for area-based responses to child poverty (Dail Eireann, Debates, 18th June 2013, 421-2).  Three Prevention and Early…

Social clauses in public procurement: pilot announced

The Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin was asked by John Lyons (Lab, Dublin NW) would he include social clauses in the €150m capital spending for 2013 and 2014 (Dail Eireann, Debates, 12th June 2013, 847-8).  The minister…

Advisory group on tax and welfare: self-employed

The Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton, informed the Gerry Buttimer (FG, Cork SC) that her Advisory Group on Tax and Social Welfare had submitted to her in May 2013 its report on social insurance for the self-employed, whether it…

Funding for Equality for Women

The Minister for Justice and Equality, Alan Shatter, informed Padraig Mac Lochlainn (SF, Donegal NE) of the funding currently provided under the European Social Fund Equality for Women measure  (Dail Eireann, Debates, 25th June 2013, 359-360). The minister told him…

Dormant accounts: no measures open

The Minister the Environment, Community and Local Government Phil Hogan told Charlie McConalogue ( FF, Donegal NE) that no measures were currently open under dormant accounts funding (Dail Eireann, Debates, 8th May 2013, 478).  He has allocated €6.385m for dormants…

National lottery

The Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Brendan Howlin, informed Brian Stanley (SF, Laois Offaly)  that the ‘good causes’ contribution of the national lottery licence would be set at 65% (Dail Eireann, Debates, 20th June 2013, 891).  This was defined…

Alignment ‘front runners’

The Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, Phil Hogan informed Brian Stanley (SF, Laois Offaly) of the progress of the alignment process (Dail Eirann, Debates, 13th June 2013, 392).   The minister told him that he expected the…

Red Cross

The Minister for Defence, Alan Shatter, told Dara Calleary (FF,  Mayo) that his department had begun a review of the Red Cross and he expected that this would result in a Red Cross (amendment) Bill during the lifetime of the…

> Other news references

> Funding for CLAR and RAPID, with allocations and actual spending, over 2005-2013: Dail Eireann, Debates, 11th June 2013, 438-9 (this shows a fall in CLAR funding from €23m in 2006 to €0.3m presently; with RAPID falling from €9m to…

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