Articles posted in 'Social welfare'

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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,…

Advisory group on tax and social welfare

The Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton, told Joe Carey (FG, Clare) that the advisory group on tax and social welfare was currently progressing its final module on working income supports and the interaction of tax and social welfare systems…

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…

2 News: Advisory group on tax and social welfare

The Minister for Social Welfare, Joan Burton, informed Gerry Buttimer (FG, Cork SC) of the progress of the advisory group on tax and social welfare (Dail Eireann, Debates, 28th May 2013, 302-3).  Its first module, family and child income supports,…

Confirmation, communion, domiciliary payments

Willie O’Dea (FF, Limerick City) challenged the withdrawal of exceptional needs payments for confirmations (‘religious ceremonies’) (Dail Eireann, Debates, 24th April 2013, 665-6).  The Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton, told him that such payments had been reviewed by a…

Poverty of the self-employed

Patrick O’Donovan (FG, Limerick) raised the problems of poverty of the self-employed, who had been described by the Society of St Vincent de Paul as ‘the new poor’ (Dail Eireann, Debates, 20th March 2013, 31-3).  Their businesses had collapsed and…

1 Debates: Child poverty and child benefit

Senators again returned to the issue of poverty (Seanad Eireann, Debates, 19th February 2013, 203).   Jillian van Turnhout (ind, Taoiseach nominee) drew attention to the increased level of child poverty in Ireland and that the Children’s Rights Alliance, in…

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