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Oireachtas Brief 66 February 2014 (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)…

Debates: Local development – concern grows

In the Seanad, Kathryn Reilly (SF, industrial & commercial) spoke of the frustration about the manner in which the alignment process had unfolded (Seanad Eireann, Debates, 20th February 2014, 1002-3).  There was a great deal of confusion which the minister…

Charity top-ups

Charity top-ups, salaries and the regulation of the voluntary and community sector continue to be the focus of discussion.  In the Seanad, David Cullinane (SF,  labour) demanded a debate on the ‘toxic culture of bonuses, top-ups, bailouts, pensions, dig-outs and…

Funding for national, youth organizations

Jillian van Tournhout (ind, Taoiseach nominee) raised, on the adjournment of the Seanad, funding for voluntary organizations under the national scheme of funding for voluntary organizations (Seanad Eireann, Debates, 18th February 2014, 886-8).  In particular, she raised the €90,000 cap…

> Other debates

> Free speech and homophobia: Seanad Eireann, Debates, 18th February 2014, 862-884. > Homemaker’s credit: Seanad Eireann, Debates, 18th February 2014, 884-885. > Vision for Change and mental health services: Seanad Eireann, 19th February 2014, 953-990. > Proposal for community…

> Other news

> Mortgage crisis: Dail Eireann, Debates, 18th February 2014, 171-2; 20th February, 711-715; 718-721; 27th February, 831-2. > Government response to food poverty: Dail Eireann, Debates, 18th February 2014, 251-2. > Waiting times for Money Advice and Budgeting Services: Dail…