Articles posted in 'Child poverty'

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2 News: 13 projects in ABC programme against child poverty

The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Frances Fitzgerald, told Eamon O Cuiv (FF, Galway W) that she had announced nine areas to enter the design stage of the Area Based Childhood (ABC) programme 2013-2016 (Dail Eireann, Debates, 5th December…

Child & Family Agency passes Seanad 2nd stage

The Seanad approved Child and Family Agency Bill (Seanad Eireann, Debates, 27th November 2013, 855-880).  Introducing the Bill, the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Frances Fitzgerald, spoke of the early intervention programme to which  Atlantic Philanthropies had made a…

1 Debates Child and Family Agency Bill, 2013

The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Frances Fitzgerald, introduced the Child and Family Agency Bill, 2013, which builds on the work of the Family Support Agency and transfers thereto the child protection services of the Health Service Executive (HSE)…

New sites for child poverty projects: 26 applications prioritized

The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Frances Fitzgerald, told Jonathan O’Brien (SF, Cork NC) that 26 applications had been prioritized for the three new sites for projects against child poverty (Dail Eireann, Debates, 4th July 2013, 930-1).  They had…

1 News New child poverty projects: later this year

The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Frances Fitzgerald, told Pascal Donohoe (FG, Dublin C) that 50 applications had been received for projects for area-based responses to child poverty (Dail Eireann, Debates, 18th June 2013, 421-2).  Three Prevention and Early…

Advisory group on tax and welfare: self-employed

The Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton, informed the Gerry Buttimer (FG, Cork SC) that her Advisory Group on Tax and Social Welfare had submitted to her in May 2013 its report on social insurance for the self-employed, whether it…

Strategies against poverty

Willie O’Dea (FF, Limerick City) challenged the government’s record on food poverty in the course of questions to the Minister for Social Protection (Dail Eireann, Debates, 29th May 2013, 493-5).  According to Safefood, he said, one in ten people was…

Child poverty initiative

Asked about the child poverty initiative, the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Frances Fitzgerald told the Dail that this was budgeted at €2.5m in 2013 and €4.75m in 2015 (Dail Eireann, Debates, 16th April 2013, 138).  A project team…

1 Debates Child poverty and early intervention

Government policy on child poverty came under fire in the course of a Seanad debate on early intervention services for children (Seanad Eireann, Debates, 6th March 2013, 745-768).  Kathryn Reilly (SF, industrial & commercial) spoke of how although we now…

EU social investment package and recommendation Investing in children – breaking the cycle of disadvantage

The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Frances Fitzgerald, announced that her department would participate in a network of government departments invited by the Minister for Social Protection to establish appropriate input into the relevant policy areas to develop Ireland’s…

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