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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…

Emer Costello announces EU food aid

In the course of a Seanad address, Emer Costello MEP announced the European Commission proposal of €2.5bn for food for the poor where she would be the Parliament rapporteur (Seanad Eireann, Debates, 28th February 2013, 622-627).  It would provide food…

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…

Food queues lengthen against background of European austerity

ESRI report on work and welfare Stephen Donnelly (ind, Wicklow) drew attention to the lengthening queues for food parcels in the course of a debate on the European Council meeting (Dail Eireann, Debates, 6th June 2012, 34). That morning he…

Austerity ‘killing Europeans’

Mick Wallace (ind, Wexford) deplored the continued policy of austerity, for, he said, there was ‘a spectre haunting Europe, the spectre of mass unemployment’ (Dail Eireann, Debates, 22nd March 2012, 412, 421).  There were 24.3m people out of work in…

Poverty and the troika

The effectiveness of government strategies against poverty, especially in their current European and austerity context, was raised on a number of occasions in the Dail (Dail Eireann, Debates, 25th January 2012, 1164-5; 26th January, 96-8)).  The Minister for Social Protection,…

Appointments: Council of Europe

The Minister of State at the Department of the Taoiseach, Paul Kehoe, informed the Dail of Ireland’s appointments to the Council of Europe in 2012 (Dail Eireann, Debates, 16th December 2011, 573).  They were:   Joe O’Reilly (FG, Cavan Monaghan),…

Re-setting poverty targets

The Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton, told Caoimhghin O Caolain (SF, Cavan Monaghan) that she was overseeing a comprehensive review of the national poverty target (Dail Eireann, Debates, 22nd November 2011, 454-5).  The purpose was to enable Ireland to…

Irish EU presidency 2013

The Minister of State at the Department of Foreign Affairs, Lucinda Creighton, told the Dail that Ireland would hold the presidency of the European Union from January to June 2013 (Dail Eirann, Debates, 13th July, 548-9).  To manage it, two…

European year for combatting poverty and social exclusion

The Minister for Community, Equality and Gaeltacht Affairs, Pat Carey, reported to the Dail on the outcome of the 2010 European year for combatting poverty and social exclusion (Dail Eireann, Debates, 14th December 2010, 119).  He told Joan Burton (Lab,…

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