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2 Debates: Bringing it all back home programme

Aengus O Snodaigh (SF, Dublin SC) appealed for funding to continue the community-based programme Bringing it all back home (Dail Eireann, Debates, 15th April 2014, 79-81).  Launched 2011, it was an inter-agency programme to assist highly disadvantaged children and families…

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…

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…

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;…

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…

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…

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