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Oireachtas Brief 65 February 2014

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: Charities, top ups and regulation

The Seanad debated the situation in the charities sector (Seanad Eireann, Debates, 4th February 2014, 521-548).  Lorraine Higgins (Lab, Taoiseach nominee) spoke of how people were sickened as a result of recent scandals, such as those that had engulfed the…

Homeless crisis

The situation facing the homeless was raised on numerous occasions (Dail Eireann, Debates, 4th February 2014, 5-6, 7-11, 16-18).  Catherine Murphy (ind, Kildare N) said that in 2011, she had seen one homeless family and one single homeless person, but…

> Other debates

> Vincentian Partnership for Social Justice conference on a living wage: Dail Eireann, Debates, 4th February 2014, 505.  > Down’s Syndrome (equality of access) Bill, 2013: Dail Eireann, Debates, 7th February 2014, 858-884, approved and sent to committee. > Early…

2 News: LEADER and local development

The Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, Phil Hogan, told Eamon O Cuiv (FF, Galway W) that €153m would be available for the LEADER programme for rural development for 2014-2020 (Dail Eireann, Debates, 4th February 2014, 7-9).  A…

Budget for Child & Family Agency

The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Frances Fitzgerald, gave details of the budget of the new Child & Family Support Agencies established earlier in the year (Dail Eireann, Debates, 12th February 2014, 602-3), as follows:   Staff €235m Foster…

> Other news

> National targets for poverty reduction: Dail Eireann, Debates, 4th February 2014, 227-8. > Funding for New Communities Partnership: Dail Eireann, Debates, 4th February 2014, 272-3. > Direct provision: Dail Eireann, Debates, 4th February 2014, 295-6; 11th February, 325-6. >…

3 Appointments: Oireachtas committee

The Dail approved committee changes (Dail Eireann, Debates, 5th February 2014, 427; 12th February, 499; Seanad Eireann, Debates, 5th February 2014, 633):   Public service oversightand petitions: John Halligan to replace Mick Wallace; Patrick O’Donovan to replace Alan Farrell; Jobs,…