Articles posted in 'Voluntary sector'

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Charity top-ups

Charity top-ups, salaries and the regulation of the voluntary and community sector continue to be the focus of discussion.  In the Seanad, David Cullinane (SF,  labour) demanded a debate on the ‘toxic culture of bonuses, top-ups, bailouts, pensions, dig-outs and…

Funding for national, youth organizations

Jillian van Tournhout (ind, Taoiseach nominee) raised, on the adjournment of the Seanad, funding for voluntary organizations under the national scheme of funding for voluntary organizations (Seanad Eireann, Debates, 18th February 2014, 886-8).  In particular, she raised the €90,000 cap…

1 Debates: Charities, top ups and regulation

The Seanad debated the situation in the charities sector (Seanad Eireann, Debates, 4th February 2014, 521-548).  Lorraine Higgins (Lab, Taoiseach nominee) spoke of how people were sickened as a result of recent scandals, such as those that had engulfed the…

Local government Bill changes

Media excluded from LCDCs The Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, Phil Hogan recommitted and amended the government’s Local government reform Bill 2013 in the Seanad before returning to the Dail (Seanad Eireann, Debates, 15th January 2014, 38-55;…

Funding for voluntary organizations

Catherine Byrne (FG, Dublin SC) and John Deasy (FG, Waterford) asked a series of questions about government funding for voluntary and community organizations (Dail Eireann, Debates 16th January 2014, column indicated).  Ministers gave the following top line figures for 2013:…

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,…

Voluntary sector whistleblowers

Speaking on what was called the ‘whistleblowers’ Bill, the Protected disclosures Bill, 2013, Thomas Byrne (FF, cultural & educational) expressed his concern about the situation of volunteer whistleblowers in voluntary, charitable organizations  (Seanad Eireann, 1st October 2013, 355).  Even though…

NGOs and child and family Bill

Jillian van Turnout (ind, Taoiseach nominee) protested at the exclusion of voluntary organizations from briefings on legislation in Leinster House (Seanad Eireann, 2nd October 2013, 390).  She had organized a meeting on the Child & Family Agency Bill, 2013, to…

2 News Haddington road and voluntary sector staff pay

The Minister for Health, Dr James Reilly told Billy Kelleher (FF, Cork NC) that staff employed in organizations funded by health service grants under §39 of the Health Act were not public servants and therefore not party to the Haddington…

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…

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