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Oireachtas Brief 63 December 2013 (2)

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: shadow regulator

Discussion on charity salaries, top-ups and regulation continued to pre-occupy members of the Oireachtas.  In the Seanad, Aideen Hayden (Lab, Taoiseach nominee) asked that the Minister for Justice & Equality come to the Seanad to discuss how the charities regulatory…

Alarm over poverty, homelessness

David Cullinane (SF, labour) demanded a debate on poverty (Seanad Eireann, Debates, 16th December 2013, 552-3; 18th December, 749-750, 555; 19th December, 843). Many people had suffered during the past seven austerity budgets and he drew attention to the Economic…

Local government Bill: New programme to roll January 2015

The local government Bill, now renamed the Local government reform Bill, concluded, on guillotine, third stage in the Seanad.  This Bill is important because of the process of aligning the Local Community Development Programme (LCDP) and the partnerships therein within…

Introducing water poverty

‘Water poverty’ was added to the poverty lexicon, alongside ‘fuel poverty’ and ‘food poverty’ in the course of debate on the report stage of the Water services §2 Bill, 2013 (Seanad Eireann, Debates, 18th December 2013, 774-793).  David Cullinane (SF,…

> Other debates

> Youth guarantee: Seanad Eireann, Debates, 18th December 2013, 836-8 (adjournment); > Funding for youth services: Dail Eireann, Debates, 17th December 2013, 823-5; see also Dail Eireann, Debates, 17th December, 107, 310,312. > Social clauses in public procurement Bill, 2013,…

2 News: 22 refugee projects approved

The Minister of State at the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government, Fergus O’Dowd, told Trevor O Clochartaigh (SF, agricultural) that under the authority of the Office for the Promotion of Migrant Integration (OPMI) of the Department of…

Civic Forum

The Tanaiste, Eamon Gilmore, told Brendan Smith (FF, Cavan Monaghan) that the government remained committed to the establishment of the NI Civic Forum as an important part of the Good Friday Agrement and he had continued to raise the issue…

3 Appointments: Council of Europe 2014 representatives

The Dail approved the appointment of Ireland’s representatives to the Council of Europe Parliamentary assembly for 2014:   Joe O’Reilly, leader; Michael McNamara, senators Deirdre Clune, Terry Leyden; Alternates: Olivia Mitchell, senators Katherine Reilly, Katherine Zappone, Jim D’Arcy    (Dail…