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Rural Transport Programme saving The Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport Alan Kelly told Timmy Dooley (FF, Clare) that the budget for the Rural Transport Programme in 2014 would be €9.446m, explaining how the expenditure…

Dormant accounts: €5.456m 2014

The Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government Phil Hogan told Eamon O Cuiv (FF, Galway W) and John Browne (FF, Wexford) that the dormant accounts allocation for 2014 would be €5.456m, of which €3.45m would be current spending…

1 Debates Fuel poverty and austerity

Senators raised the issue of fuel poverty, starting with Aideen Hayden (Lab, Taoiseach nominee) who drew attention to the annual report of the Society of St Vincent de Paul (Seanad Eireann, 3rd October 2013, 480).  The average annual energy cost…

LCDP staff after alignment

The future of staff in the Local Community Development Programme (LCDP) as part of the alignment process was raised by Eric Byrne (Lab, Dublin SC)(Dail Eireann, Debates, 3rd October 2013, 702-4).  His constituency colleague, Joan Collins (PBP, Dublin SC) likewise…

Asylum seekers: conditions in direct provision

Several senators raised the situation of asylum seekers, starting with Trevor O Clochartaigh (SF, agricultural) (Seanad Eireann, Debates, 3rd October 2013, 535-7).  He complained about the lengthy delays in bringing forward the Immigration, Residence and Protection (IRP) Bill which added…

2 News Haddington road and voluntary sector staff pay

The Minister for Health, Dr James Reilly told Billy Kelleher (FF, Cork NC) that staff employed in organizations funded by health service grants under §39 of the Health Act were not public servants and therefore not party to the Haddington…

Volunteering

The Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government Phil Hogan told Nicky McFadden (FG, Longford Westmeath) and Pat Deering (FG, Carlow Kilkenny) that his department was considering a status report commissioned from Volunteer Ireland on volunteering and volunteering infrastructure…

1 Debates: Cuts and austerity in disability and other services

Cuts in health and social services were raised by deputies and senators as soon as the Dail and Seanad returned in September.  On the order of business in the Seanad, Darragh O’Brien (FF, labour) questioned cuts in services in St…

Housing and homelessness crisis

Housing need was raised on several occasions.  In the Seanad, Aideen Hayden (Lab, Taoiseach nominee) described the release of only 397 NAMA homes for social housing as ‘derisory’ (Seanad Eireann, 18th September 2013, 7).  She compared it to the 10,000…

2 News: Charities Authority in 2014

The Minister for Justice & Equality, Alan Shatter, told Bernard Durkan (FG, Kildare N) that following the recent consultation with the charities sector, the government had in July approved his plans to proceed with the establishment of an independent Charities…

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