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Oireachtas Brief §9 September 2010

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)…

Fuel poverty and new Public Service Obligation

Fine Gael presented a motion to the Seanad to delay the introduction of the Public Service Obligation on electricity bills, citing the danger of fuel poverty likely to arise as a result (Seanad Eireann, Debates, 6th October 2010, 754-777; 13th…

Cuts in voluntary and community sector

On the adjournment of the Dail, Joe Costello (Lab, Dublin C) raised the issue of cuts in the budgets of voluntary and community organizations (Dail Eireann, Debates, 14th October 2010, 645-8).  Funding for voluntary and community group was down -8%…

Children in the constitution

The Minister of State at the Department of Health and Children, Barry Andrews, told the Dail  that new wording for a constitutional amendment to protect children was being drafted in the Attorney General’s office and it was hoped that a…

Other debate references

> Health services esp. in the west: Seanad Eireann, Debates, 29th September 2010, 608-615; health services: Dail Eireann, Debates, 5th October 2010, 334-357; 6th October 2010, 644-690. > Illegal money lending: Seanad Eireann, Debates, 6th October 2010, 777-779. > Development…

EU2020 strategy

Asked by Aengus O Snodaigh (SF, Dublin SC) about Ireland’s approach to implementing the European targets on poverty in the EU2020 strategy, the Minister for Foreign Affairs Micheal Martin told the Dail that the Minister for Community, Equality and Gaeltacht…

Approval of new models in Local and Community Development Programme

The Minister for Community, Equality & Gaeltacht Affairs, Pat Carey, told the Dail that he had approved alternative models for the integration of the old Community Development Programme into the new Local and Community Development Programme (Dail Eireann, Debates, 29th…

Funding of CDPs and LCDP

The Minister for Community, Equality & Gaeltacht Affairs, Pat Carey gave details to Maureen O’Sullivan (independent, Dublin C) of funding for the Community Development Programme in 2009 and the Local & Community Development Programme in 2010, including allocations to individual…

Regional poverty rates

The Minister for Community, Equality and Gaeltacht Affairs, Pat Carey, published figures for the regional poverty rate  (Dail Eireann, Debates, 29th September 2010, 957), as follows (2008): National rate                14.4% Border, Midland and Western        22.6%* Southern…

Equality for Women Measure

The Minister for Community, Equality & Gaeltacht Affairs, Pat Carey, gave details of the progress of the Equality for Women Measure (EWM) funded by the European Social Fund (ESF) (Dail Eireann, Debates, 12th OCtober 2010, 308 – 309).  Total funding…

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