Articles posted in 'Issue 6 - July 2010'

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Oireachtas Brief §6 July 2010

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)…

Community Development Programme

The current evolution of community development projects continued to be a source of contention and was raised in the Dail by Jack Wall (Lab, Kildare S) (Dail Eireann, Debates, 1st July 2010, 400-2).  The Minister for Community, Equality and Gaeltacht…

Cuts in disability and related services

There were exchanges in both the Dail and Seanad on budget cutbacks in the health services, focussed on the respite care services provided by the Brothers of Charity. Enda Kenny (FG, Mayo) drew attention to 60 organizations providing services for…

Equality priorities

Asked by Lucinda Creighton (FG, Dublin SE) about the equality priorities of his department, the Minister for Community, Equality and Gaeltacht Affairs Pat Carey told her that these were the review of the Equality Authority, the Equality Tribunal and the…

Limerick regeneration

The Minister of State at the Department of the Environment, Health and Local Government, Michael Finneran, told Jan O’Sullivan (Lab, Limerick E) that the Taoiseach had announced, four days earlier, government support for the first phase implementation plan of the…

Protection of the pension

Asked by Terence Flanagan (FG, Dublin NE) as to his plans for the old age pension in the 2011 budget, the Minister for Social Protection Eamon O Cuiv told the Dail that the government was committed to maintaining the state…

United Nations Convention of the Rights of People with Disabilities

The Minister for Community, Equality and Gaeltacht Affairs Pat Carey told David Stanton (FG, Cork E) that it was the government’s intention to ratify the United Nations Convention on the rights of People with Disabilities as quickly as possible and…

Centre for Effective Services

Following questions about the role of the Centre for Effective Services in Oireachtas Brief 5, the Minister for Community, Equality and Gaeltacht Affairs Pat Carey responded to further enquiries from Ciaran Lynch (Lab, Cork SC) (Dail Eireann, Debates, 1st July…

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> Department of Health & Children lottery funding by category, 2007-9: Dail Eireann, Debates, 1st July 2010, 474-496 > Department of Education & Science lottery funding 629 – 635, 2007-9: Dail Eireann, Debates, 1st July 2010, 474-496 > Medical card…