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Oireachtas Brief 59 November 2013 (3)

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: 1% campaign

The Seanad debated the 1% Difference National Giving Campaign on a motion introduced by the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government (Seanad Eireann, 22nd October 2013, 21-39).  The minister spoke of a dynamic civil society as a pillar…

LCDP: Local government Bill second stage

The Local government Bill, 2013, which provides inter alia for the alignment of the Local Community Development Programme (LCDP) with local government, was introduced in the Dail by the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, Phil Hogan (Dail…

St Vincent de Paul and fuel poverty; poverty impact of budget

Fuel poverty and the payment by the Society of St Vincent de Paul of €10m for people for their energy bills were raised at question time by Michael Moynihan (FF, Cork NW)  (Dail Eireann, 24th October 2013, 698-700).  The Minister…

> Other debates

> The Seanad passed the County Enterprise Board (dissolution) Bill, 2013: Seanad Eireann, Debates, 16th October 2013, 757-761. > Action plan for jobs: Seanad Eireann, Debates, 17th October 2013, 830-3 (adjournment); Pathways to work: Dail Eireann, Debates, 17th October 2013,…

2 News

Rural Transport Programme saving The Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport Alan Kelly told Timmy Dooley (FF, Clare) that the budget for the Rural Transport Programme in 2014 would be €9.446m, explaining how the expenditure…

Dormant accounts: €5.456m 2014

The Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government Phil Hogan told Eamon O Cuiv (FF, Galway W) and John Browne (FF, Wexford) that the dormant accounts allocation for 2014 would be €5.456m, of which €3.45m would be current spending…

> Other news references

> Data on wealth: Dail Eireann, Debates, 15th October 2013, 135. > Initiatives on youth unemployment: Dail Eireann, Debates, 15th October 2013, 175-7; 17th October, 702-3; youth guarantee: Dail Eireann, Debates, 17th October 2013, 695-6; assistance to unemployed young people,…

3 Appointments

Oireachtas committee changes The Dail approved the following change: Committee on Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation: Mick Wallace to replace Tom Fleming (Dail Eireann, Debates, 16th October 2013, 339).