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2 News: Appointment Homelessness Policy Implementation Team

The Minister of State at the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government, Jan O’Sullivan, told the Dail that on 25th February the government had approved the establishment of a Homelessness Policy Implementation Team and an implementation unit, whose…

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…

Funding for national, youth organizations

Jillian van Tournhout (ind, Taoiseach nominee) raised, on the adjournment of the Seanad, funding for voluntary organizations under the national scheme of funding for voluntary organizations (Seanad Eireann, Debates, 18th February 2014, 886-8).  In particular, she raised the €90,000 cap…

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…

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,…

2 News: 22 refugee projects approved

The Minister of State at the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government, Fergus O’Dowd, told Trevor O Clochartaigh (SF, agricultural) that under the authority of the Office for the Promotion of Migrant Integration (OPMI) of the Department of…

Funding disability demonstration projects

The Minister of State at the Department of Health, Kathleen Lynch, reported to Sean Kyne (FG, Galway W) funding for 100 demonstration projects in residential and day disability services (Dail Eireann, Debates, 11th December 2013, 587-8).  They arose from the…

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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…

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…

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