Issue 19 - August 2011

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Oireachtas Brief §19 July 2011

Welcome to Oireachtas Brief, the information service for social justice NGOs and voluntary sector activists interested in issues of poverty and social exclusion in the Oireachtas. Oireachtas Brief is provided by The Wheel and the European Anti Poverty Network (EAPN) Ireland, supported by the Atlantic Philanthropies and edited by Brian Harvey.   The service is sent from, where you may search old bulletins by date of issue, topic and speaker.

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Oireachtas Brief 19 (OB19) covers the 31st Dail and 24th Seanad from 28th June to the summer break on 27th July.  The Dail will resume on 14th September while the Seanad is adjourned sine die.  The next report, OB20, will issue by end October.

  •  Debates
  • Fuel poverty
  •  News
  • Advisory group on tax and social welfare
  • Funding for social housing, dormant accounts
  • Strategies for carers, children
  • Irish EU presidency in 2013
  • Concluding costs of the Combat Poverty Agency
  • Changes in parliamentary procedures