Articles posted in 'Unemployment'

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Deepening poverty, unemployment

John Halligan (ind, Waterford) (Dail Eireann, Debates, 17th January 2013, 8, 9) asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Brendan Howlin, to agree to a task force to make an impact study of the serious health problems associated with…

1 Debates: Pissarides speaks on youth unemployment

Christopher Pissarides, professor of economics and political science at the London School of Economics introduced a Seanad discussion on youth unemployment on 8th November   (Seanad Eireann, Debates, 8th November 2012, 308-327).  He opened his remarks by drawing attention to…

1 Debates: Poverty and social protection

The Seanad held a two-day debate on the future of social protection in Ireland (Seanad Eireann, Debates, 18th October 2012, 22 – 50; 24th October, 67-76).  The debate was introduced by the Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton, who emphasized …

Community Employment review

The outcome of the review of Community Employment (CE) schemes was raised by Barry Cowen (FF, Laois Offaly) (Dail Eireann, Debates, 17th July 2012, 11-13).  The Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton, told him that her department had contacted schemes…

Community Employment

The government report on Community Employment (CE) was raised in the Seanad by John Whelan (Lab, labour) (Seanad Eireann, Debates, 27th June, 381-3).  The Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton, told him that the review was now complete and schemes…

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…

Progressing internships and Tús

The Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton, told Brendan Griffin (FG, Kerry S) that over 5,000 internships had now been commenced under the National Internship Scheme and 2,100 positions were now advertised on Job Bridge (Dail Eireann, Debates, 21st March…

Community Employment review

As was the case in Oireachtas Brief 27, Community Employment continued to be an issue attracting considerable attention.  The Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton, gave further details of the present review of Community Employment (CE) to Patrick Nulty (ind,…

Protecting Community Employment

Cutbacks to Community Employment (CE) were raised several times in both houses (Seanad Eireann, Debates, 12th January 2012, 639-642; Dail Eireann, Debates, 17th January 2012, 808-810; 972-3; 18th January, 68-70).  In the Seanad, David Cullinane (SF, labour) spoke of how…

Poverty, old age and low wages

Raising pension age, reduction of low wages attacked The Social welfare and pensions Bill, 2011 attracted critical comment for its implications on poverty  (Seanad Eireann, Debates, 23rd June 2011, 744, 797).  Katherine Zappone (ind, Taoiseach nominee) pointed out that the…

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