Articles posted in 'Taoiseach'

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1 Debates: charity salaries, top-ups and poverty

Discussions on charity salaries, top-ups and the regulation of charities became prominent as the controversy over the Central Remedial Clinic (CRC) reached a climax and also became connected to discussion on government policies against poverty, so they are taken here…

1 Debates: homeless crisis

In the Dail, Mary Lou McDonald (SF, Dublin C) spoke of how the homeless crisis was getting worse (Dail Eireann, Debates, 27th November 2013, 722-730). Walk around here and one will see countless people, many of them young, sleeping rough…

Cabinet subcommittee on social policy: Taoiseach defends record

The Taoiseach informed both Micheal Martin (FF, Cork SC) and Joe Higgins (SP, Dublin W) of the frequency of the meetings of the cabinet subcommittee on social policy (Dail Eireann, 7th November 2013, 39-51) (under the constitutional amendment for confidentiality,…

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…

Disability cuts

Senators protested against the cut in mobility grant and transport allowance for people with disabilities (Seanad Eireann, Debates, 27th February 2013, 385).  Marc McSharry (FF, industrial & commercial) said that he could not understand what the government had against people…

Poverty: warning as budget 2013 nears

Several members of the Oireachtas called for a discussion on poverty.  In the Seanad, David Cullinane (SF, labour) told of how, according to the Irish League of Credit Unions, 1.82m people were now left with less than €100 per month…

Poverty Impact Assessments

Stephen Donnelly (ind, Wicklow) asked a number of ministers about how the system of Poverty Impact Assessments (PIA) applied to legislation.  Ministers explained that PIAs were integrated into the system of Regulatory Impact Analyses (RIAs) which had been required since…

Taoiseach on the homeless

Gerry Adams (SF, Louth) drew attention to the ‘grim reality’ of homelessness in Dublin (Dail Eireann, Debates, 14th December 2011, 6-7).  Night after night, from summer time to the freeze of winter, people were forced to sleep rough and there…

Appointments: NESC, alignment, Oireachtas committees

The Taoiseach informed the Dail of his appointments of independent members to the National Economic and Social Council (Dail Eireann, Debates, 22nd November 2011, 368).  They were:   Mary Daly, Queen’s University, Belfast Anna Davis, University College Dublin Michelle Morris…

Social partnership, appointments, dissolution of Comhar, Library Council

Creation of new state agencies in economic field The Taoiseach told Micheal Martin (FF, Cork SC) that he had met members of the social partnership organizations, including the environment pillar and the voluntary and community pillar, when he addressed the…

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