Articles posted in 'Issue 57'

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1 Debates Fuel poverty and austerity

Senators raised the issue of fuel poverty, starting with Aideen Hayden (Lab, Taoiseach nominee) who drew attention to the annual report of the Society of St Vincent de Paul (Seanad Eireann, 3rd October 2013, 480).  The average annual energy cost…

LCDP staff after alignment

The future of staff in the Local Community Development Programme (LCDP) as part of the alignment process was raised by Eric Byrne (Lab, Dublin SC)(Dail Eireann, Debates, 3rd October 2013, 702-4).  His constituency colleague, Joan Collins (PBP, Dublin SC) likewise…

Asylum seekers: conditions in direct provision

Several senators raised the situation of asylum seekers, starting with Trevor O Clochartaigh (SF, agricultural) (Seanad Eireann, Debates, 3rd October 2013, 535-7).  He complained about the lengthy delays in bringing forward the Immigration, Residence and Protection (IRP) Bill which added…

Voluntary sector whistleblowers

Speaking on what was called the ‘whistleblowers’ Bill, the Protected disclosures Bill, 2013, Thomas Byrne (FF, cultural & educational) expressed his concern about the situation of volunteer whistleblowers in voluntary, charitable organizations  (Seanad Eireann, 1st October 2013, 355).  Even though…

NGOs and child and family Bill

Jillian van Turnout (ind, Taoiseach nominee) protested at the exclusion of voluntary organizations from briefings on legislation in Leinster House (Seanad Eireann, 2nd October 2013, 390).  She had organized a meeting on the Child & Family Agency Bill, 2013, to…

> Other debates

> Rare diseases strategy: Seanad Eireann, Debates, 1st October 2013, 374-5. > Eligibility of discretionary medical cards: Seanad Eireann, Debates, 1st October 2013, 375-9; Dail Eireann, Debates, 8th October 2013, 84-105; 9th October, 363-7, 474-497 > Mortgage arrears: Dail Eireann,…

2 News Haddington road and voluntary sector staff pay

The Minister for Health, Dr James Reilly told Billy Kelleher (FF, Cork NC) that staff employed in organizations funded by health service grants under §39 of the Health Act were not public servants and therefore not party to the Haddington…

Volunteering

The Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government Phil Hogan told Nicky McFadden (FG, Longford Westmeath) and Pat Deering (FG, Carlow Kilkenny) that his department was considering a status report commissioned from Volunteer Ireland on volunteering and volunteering infrastructure…

> Other news references

> Standards in private rented accommodation: Dail Eireann, Debates, 1st October 2013, 281-2. > Housing assessments: Dail Eireann, Debates, 1st October 2013, 292-3. > Position of boards of directors of Family Resource Centres: Dail Eireann, Debates, 1st October 2013, 336….

3 Appointments Oireachtas committee changes

The Dail approved the following change: Committee on Public Service Oversight and Petitions: Jack Wall to replace Michael Conaghan (Dail Eireann, Debates, 8th October 2013, 57); Willie Penrose to replace Michael McCarthy (Dail Eireann, Debates, 10th October 2013, 610) Committee…