Articles posted in 'Fuel poverty'

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St Vincent de Paul and fuel poverty; poverty impact of budget

Fuel poverty and the payment by the Society of St Vincent de Paul of €10m for people for their energy bills were raised at question time by Michael Moynihan (FF, Cork NW)  (Dail Eireann, 24th October 2013, 698-700).  The Minister…

1 Debates Fuel poverty and austerity

Senators raised the issue of fuel poverty, starting with Aideen Hayden (Lab, Taoiseach nominee) who drew attention to the annual report of the Society of St Vincent de Paul (Seanad Eireann, 3rd October 2013, 480).  The average annual energy cost…

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…

Fuel poverty and disconnections

Fuel poverty and disconnections were raised in the course of two topical debates, one on fuel allowances (Dail Eireann, Debates, 20th September 2012, 70-72) and the second on ESB disconnections policy (25th September, 61-4).  First, Aengus O Snodaigh (SF, Dublin…

Fuel poverty: government Bill amended

On the fourth, report stage of the Energy (miscellaneous provisions) Bill, 2012, the government introduced an amendment to the energy efficiency fund to include a specific remit of alleviating energy poverty (Dail Eireann, Debates, 18th January 2012, 15-17).  Earlier, Martin…

Adjournment of the Seanad

On the adjournment of the Seanad, Martin Conway (FG, admin) appealed for more funding for energy efficient renovation works on local authority homes (Seanad Eireann, Debates, 8th December 2011, 269-270).  Responding for the government, the Minister of State at the…

Fuel poverty strategy launched

‘Irish housing only shelters from the rain’ The Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Pat Rabbitte informed the Dail that he had published the affordable energy strategy, with five priority measures and 48 actions to tackle fuel poverty (Dail…

Need to address poverty

Several members demanded more action on poverty.  In the Dail, Barry Cowen (FF, Laois Offaly) drew attention to the pre-budget submission of the Society of St Vincent de Paul which spoke of how Ireland faced into a serious social crisis,…

Fuel poverty strategy due

The Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Pat Rabbitte, told Timmy Dooley (FF, Clare)  that the Interdepartmental Group on Affordable Energy had finalized its deliberations over the summer (Dail Eireann, Debates, 14th September 2011, 97-8).  Its analysis and recommendations…

Fuel poverty

The Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton, announced changes in the system of fuel and related allowances (Dail Eireann, Debates, 20th July 2011, 533-5).  From September, the fuel allowance would be standardized at €20 a week, with no additional allowances…

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