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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…

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…

1 Debates: Charities, top ups and regulation

Sinn Fein introduced a private members Bill designed to ensure the enactment of the unenacted parts of the Charities Act, 2007 by 31st May and to amend the Act to include human rights as a legitimate area of charitable activity…

Local government Bill changes

Media excluded from LCDCs The Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, Phil Hogan recommitted and amended the government’s Local government reform Bill 2013 in the Seanad before returning to the Dail (Seanad Eireann, Debates, 15th January 2014, 38-55;…

2 News: social impact 2014 budget

The Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton, told Caoimhghin O Caolain (SF, Cavan Monaghan) that her department was still assessing the social impact of the 2014 budget  (Dail Eireann, Debates, 16th January 2014, 795-8).  Asked about Social inclusion monitor, which…

Alarm over poverty, homelessness

David Cullinane (SF, labour) demanded a debate on poverty (Seanad Eireann, Debates, 16th December 2013, 552-3; 18th December, 749-750, 555; 19th December, 843). Many people had suffered during the past seven austerity budgets and he drew attention to the Economic…

Introducing water poverty

‘Water poverty’ was added to the poverty lexicon, alongside ‘fuel poverty’ and ‘food poverty’ in the course of debate on the report stage of the Water services §2 Bill, 2013 (Seanad Eireann, Debates, 18th December 2013, 774-793).  David Cullinane (SF,…

Civic Forum

The Tanaiste, Eamon Gilmore, told Brendan Smith (FF, Cavan Monaghan) that the government remained committed to the establishment of the NI Civic Forum as an important part of the Good Friday Agrement and he had continued to raise the issue…

1 Debates: charity salaries, top-ups and poverty

Discussions on charity salaries, top-ups and the regulation of charities became prominent as the controversy over the Central Remedial Clinic (CRC) reached a climax and also became connected to discussion on government policies against poverty, so they are taken here…

2 News: 13 projects in ABC programme against child poverty

The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Frances Fitzgerald, told Eamon O Cuiv (FF, Galway W) that she had announced nine areas to enter the design stage of the Area Based Childhood (ABC) programme 2013-2016 (Dail Eireann, Debates, 5th December…

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