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Oireachtas Brief 67, March 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: Travellers on the PULSE system

Mick Wallace (ind, Wexford) raised the issue of Traveller families, including a baby, being registered on the PULSE police database (Dail Eireann, Debates, 25th March 2014, 493).  The reply of the Minister for Justice & Equality, Alan Shatter, was as…

> Other debates

> Reform of further education & training: Seanad Eireann, Debates, 5th March 2014, 212-234 > FLAC report Redressing the balance: Seanad Eireann, Debates, 12th March 2014, 372. > Protection of residential mortgage account holders Bill, 2014 [private members Bill by…

2 News: Appointment Homelessness Policy Implementation Team

The Minister of State at the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government, Jan O’Sullivan, told the Dail that on 25th February the government had approved the establishment of a Homelessness Policy Implementation Team and an implementation unit, whose…

LCDP: progress in privatization

Asked about the future of the local development companies and their staff if they were unsuccessful in tendering for the Local Community Development Programme in January 2015, the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government Phil Hogan told Padraig…

Philanthropy Ireland funding

The Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government Phil Hogan told Barry Cowen (FF, Laois Offaly) that his department had allocated co-funding of €1.9m over three years to Philanthropy Ireland to support the Forum on Philanthropy and Fundraising (Dail…

High level committee on integration strategy inaugural

The Minister for Children & Youth Affairs, Frances Fitzgerald, told Caoimhghin O Caolain SF, Cavan Monaghan) that the government had decided to begin a review of the current integration strategy.  A high level committee had been established under the Department…

Dormant accounts

The Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government Phil Hogan told Maureen O’Sullivan (ind, Dublin C) that he had allocated €5.456m under dormant accounts in 2014 through Pobal, of which €2m would be allocated to labour force activation measures…

> Other news

> Traveller accommodation: Dail Eireann, Debates, 4th March 2014, 234. > Food poverty: Dail Eireann, Debates, 5th March 2014, 484-5. > Government initiatives against unemployment: Dail Eireann, Debates, 5th March 2014,  485-8, 526-8, 528-531. > Community Employment Drugs Rehabilitation Advisory…

3 In memoriam: Nicky McFadden TD, RIP

Both houses paid tribute to senator, later deputy Nicky McFadden TD, whose death was announced. Patrick Nulty (ind, Dublin W) resigned from the Dail.   Appointments Ned O’Sullivan was appointed to the Joint Committee on Public Service Oversight & Petitions;…