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3 In memoriam: Nicky McFadden TD, RIP

Both houses paid tribute to senator, later deputy Nicky McFadden TD, whose death was announced. Patrick Nulty (ind, Dublin W) resigned from the Dail.   Appointments Ned O’Sullivan was appointed to the Joint Committee on Public Service Oversight & Petitions;…

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…

1 Debates: Charities, top ups and regulation

The Seanad debated the situation in the charities sector (Seanad Eireann, Debates, 4th February 2014, 521-548).  Lorraine Higgins (Lab, Taoiseach nominee) spoke of how people were sickened as a result of recent scandals, such as those that had engulfed the…

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…

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;…

1 Debates: shadow regulator

Discussion on charity salaries, top-ups and regulation continued to pre-occupy members of the Oireachtas.  In the Seanad, Aideen Hayden (Lab, Taoiseach nominee) asked that the Minister for Justice & Equality come to the Seanad to discuss how the charities regulatory…

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…

Local government Bill: New programme to roll January 2015

The local government Bill, now renamed the Local government reform Bill, concluded, on guillotine, third stage in the Seanad.  This Bill is important because of the process of aligning the Local Community Development Programme (LCDP) and the partnerships therein within…

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