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Mortgage arrears

The Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan, gave Pearse Doherty (SF Donegal SW) the most recent figures on the level of mortgage arrears (Dail Eireann, Debates, 21st February 2012, 366).   The 2011 end-of-year figure was 70,911 (arrears being defined as…

1 Debates: Welfare of children, social worker numbers

Children’s strategy, child poverty, youth homelessness Charlie McConalogue (FF, Donegal NE) raised the issue of the number of social workers now appointed to work with children at risk (Dail Eireann, Debates, 1st February 2012, 817-8; 14th February 2012, 217 –…

Budget cuts: LCDP, mental health, disability services, women

Timmy Dooley (FF, Clare) and Brian Stanley (SF, Laois Offaly) questioned the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government about the €8m cut in the Local and Community Development Programme (LCDP) (Dail Eireann, Debates, 2nd February 2012, 88-9).  Responding,…

Merging the Equality Authority and the Human Rights Commission

The Minister for Justice and Equality, Alan Shatter, was asked about the progress of the merging of the Equality Authority and the Human Rights Commission (Dail Eireann, Debates, 7th February 1012, 249-250).  He told Catherine Murphy (ind, Kildare N) that…

Delays in carers allowance

Delays in payment of the carers allowance were raised in the Dail by Kevin Humphreys (Lab, Dublin SE) (Dail Eireann, Debates, 15th February 2012, 733-4).  The average waiting time for a claim was now 17 weeks and longer for an…

2 News: Charities Act deferred, philanthropy report

Asked by Padraig Mac Lochlainn (SF, Donegal NE) about progress in implementing the Charities Act, 2009, the Minister for Justice & Equality Alan Shatter told the Dail that it was challenging, granted the moratorium on public service recruitment (Dail Eireann,…

No National Lottery compendium

Asked by Maureen O’Sullivan (ind, Dublin C) would the government re-publish the earlier compendia of spending by the National Lottery, the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin told the Dail that it was not possible to indicate the…

Poverty and the troika

The effectiveness of government strategies against poverty, especially in their current European and austerity context, was raised on a number of occasions in the Dail (Dail Eireann, Debates, 25th January 2012, 1164-5; 26th January, 96-8)).  The Minister for Social Protection,…

Community Employment review

As was the case in Oireachtas Brief 27, Community Employment continued to be an issue attracting considerable attention.  The Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton, gave further details of the present review of Community Employment (CE) to Patrick Nulty (ind,…

Protecting Community Employment

Cutbacks to Community Employment (CE) were raised several times in both houses (Seanad Eireann, Debates, 12th January 2012, 639-642; Dail Eireann, Debates, 17th January 2012, 808-810; 972-3; 18th January, 68-70).  In the Seanad, David Cullinane (SF, labour) spoke of how…

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