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Oireachtas Brief 55 July 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 Child and Family Agency Bill, 2013

The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Frances Fitzgerald, introduced the Child and Family Agency Bill, 2013, which builds on the work of the Family Support Agency and transfers thereto the child protection services of the Health Service Executive (HSE)…

RAPID

Funding for the RAPID programme of investment in disadvantaged urban areas and its coordinators was discussed when the Minister of State at the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government, Fergus O’Dowd, gave details to Timmy Dooley (FF, Clare) (Dail…

Direct provision

The conditions of asylum-seekers in direct provision were raised by Trevor O Clochartaigh (SF, agricultural) in an adjournment debate in the Seanad on 19th July (Seanad Eireann, Debates, 19th July 2013, 556-559).  Responding for the government, the Minister for the…

> Other debates

> Equal status (amendment) Bill, 2013: Dail Eireann, Debates, 3rd July 2013, 681-703. > MABS and Central Bank initiative of support for distressed borrowers: Seanad Eireann, Debates, 18th July 2013, 370; see also Dail Eireann, Debates, 18th July 2013, Q328…

2 News Charities Regulatory Authority to go ahead

The Minister for Justice and Equality, Alan Shatter, informed the Dail that the government had approved his proposals to proceed with an independent Charities Regulatory Authority (Dail Eireann, Debates, 18th July 2013, Q500 [page ref. not yet available].    According…

€1m local development companies cash redundancy scheme: memo to go to government

The Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government Phil Hogan informed Michael Healy-Rae (ind, Kerry S) of the arrangements for redundancy for staff of local development companies due to budget cuts (Dail Eireann, Debates, 2nd July 2013, 449-450).  Funding…

New sites for child poverty projects: 26 applications prioritized

The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Frances Fitzgerald, told Jonathan O’Brien (SF, Cork NC) that 26 applications had been prioritized for the three new sites for projects against child poverty (Dail Eireann, Debates, 4th July 2013, 930-1).  They had…

Cross-departmental group on migrant integration: 3 meetings since 2008

The Minister for Justice and Equality, Alan Shatter, informed David Stanton (FG, Cork E)  that the cross departmental group on migrant integration, established in 2008, had now met three times (Dail Eireann, Debates, 2nd July 2013, 463).  It comprised representatives…

Dormant accounts

Asked about dormant accounts by Barry Cowen (FF, Laois Offaly), the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government Phil Hogan told him that he had allocated €6.385m in 2013, of which €2.835m would go to labour activation measures in…

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