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Oireachtas Brief 61 November 2013 (5)

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: homeless crisis

In the Dail, Mary Lou McDonald (SF, Dublin C) spoke of how the homeless crisis was getting worse (Dail Eireann, Debates, 27th November 2013, 722-730). Walk around here and one will see countless people, many of them young, sleeping rough…

Charity salaries

In the Seanad, Colm Burke (FG, agricultural) raised charity salaries on the adjournment (Seanad Eireann, Debates, 26th November 2013, 832-4).  The HSE funded 2,680 organizations with €3.27bn, which was 25% of the health budget and he was concerned that salaries…

Child & Family Agency passes Seanad 2nd stage

The Seanad approved Child and Family Agency Bill (Seanad Eireann, Debates, 27th November 2013, 855-880).  Introducing the Bill, the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Frances Fitzgerald, spoke of the early intervention programme to which  Atlantic Philanthropies had made a…

> Other debates

> Discretionary medical cards: Dail Eireann, Debates, 26th November 2013, 314-322. > Measures to respond to youth unemployment: Dail Eireann, Debates, 27th November 2013, 693-5. > Youth guarantee: Dail Eireann, Debates, 28th November 2013, 2-4. > JobBridge: Dail Eireann, Debates,…

2 News Peace IV funding

The Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Brendan Howlin, told Brendan Smith (FF, Cavan Monaghan) that the structural funds allocation to the Peace IV programme would be €150m (Dail Eireann, Debates, 26th November 2013, 513).  The Secretary of State for…

Lottery in Department of Children and Youth Affairs

The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Frances Fitzgerald, told the Dail that applications for funding for her department’s €500,000 lottery grant closed on 18th October (Dail Eireann, Debates, 26th November 2013, 646).  600 application for €7.5m had been received.

> Other news

> Funding NGOs working with Irish emigrants, 2013: Dail Eireann, Debates, 26th November 2013, 424-435. > Traveller education: Dail Eireann, Debates, 26th November 2013, 471. > Work of Local Employment Service: Dail Eireann, Debates, 26th November 2013, 547-8.   >…