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2 News: social impact 2014 budget

The Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton, told Caoimhghin O Caolain (SF, Cavan Monaghan) that her department was still assessing the social impact of the 2014 budget  (Dail Eireann, Debates, 16th January 2014, 795-8).  Asked about Social inclusion monitor, which…

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…

Introducing water poverty

‘Water poverty’ was added to the poverty lexicon, alongside ‘fuel poverty’ and ‘food poverty’ in the course of debate on the report stage of the Water services §2 Bill, 2013 (Seanad Eireann, Debates, 18th December 2013, 774-793).  David Cullinane (SF,…

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…

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,…

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…

Asylum seekers: conditions in direct provision

Several senators raised the situation of asylum seekers, starting with Trevor O Clochartaigh (SF, agricultural) (Seanad Eireann, Debates, 3rd October 2013, 535-7).  He complained about the lengthy delays in bringing forward the Immigration, Residence and Protection (IRP) Bill which added…

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…

1 Debates: Food poverty

John Halligan (ind, Waterford) raised the issue of food poverty (Dail Eireann, Debates, 25th April 2013, 5-7).  The Combat Poverty Agency, when it existed, as well as Social Justice Ireland and the Society of St Vincent de Paul had described…

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