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Volunteering and the unemployment payment

The Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton, outlined to David Stanton (FG, Cork E) the current policy on volunteering when volunteers were in receipt of jobseeker payments (Dail Eireann, Debates, 12th April 2011, 893).  She told him that they could,…

Dialogue with voluntary and community sector

The Minister for Community, Equality and Gaeltacht Affairs, Frances Fitzgerald, told Jonathan O’Brien (SF, Cork NC) that her department was seeking to develop a process of structured dialogue with 17 members of the voluntary and community pillar (Dail Eireann, Debates,…

Irish compliance with European Social Charter, disability convention

Ireland’s compliance with the European Social Charter of the Council of Europe was outlined by the Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton, in a reply to Robert Dowds (Lab, Dublin MW) (Dail Eireann, Debates, 13th April 2011, 163-5). The revised…

Educational disadvantage: DEIS and literacy initiatives

The Minister of State at the Department of Education & Skills, Ciaran Cannon, outlined to Dara Calleary (FF, Mayo) the government’s approach in the area of educational disadvantage (Dail Eireann, Debates, 19th April 2011, 492-3).  The DEIS (Delivery Equality of…

Housing, homelessness policies of the new government

The minister of state with responsibility for housing and planning, Willie Penrose, announced the intentions of his new department during the debate on the programme for government (Dail Eireann, Debates, 15th March 2011, 123-4).  Delivering social housing was a priority…

Housing conditions and human rights

Joan Collins (ind, Dublin SC) asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government was he aware of the poor living conditions in local authority flats in Dublin and the statement by the Irish Human Rights Commission President that…

Joint Policing Committees

The Minister for Justice & Equality, Alan Shatter, told Jonathan O’Brien (SF, Cork NC) that he had begun a review of the system of Joint Policing Committees, which provided for participation of the voluntary and community sector (Dail Eireann, Debates,…

Poverty and fuel poverty

Asked about the new government’s proposals on the National Action Plan for Social Inclusion by Charlie McConalogue (FF, Donegal NE), the Minister for Community, Equality and Gaeltacht Affairs Frances FitzGerald told the Dail that the elimination of poverty was an…

Prison conditions

The Minister for Justice & Equality, Alan Shatter gave details to Clare Daly (United Left Alliance, Dublin N) onprogress in addressing concerns about prison conditions, especially over-crowding and slopping out (Dail Eireann, Debates, 7th April 2011, 638-9).  Alan Shatter described…

Traveller education

The Minister for Education & Science, Ruairi Quinn, told Sean Crowe (SF, Dublin SW) that he did not intend to revisit the decision of the previous government to withdraw resource teachers for Travellers  (Dail Eireann, Debates, 24th March 2011, 544-5)). …

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