Issue 26

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Oireachtas Brief §26 December 2011 (2)

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Oireachtas Brief 26 (OB26) covers the debate on the 2012 budget and the subsequent Social welfare Bill.  The next bulletin, OB27, will be published in February and cover the period from the resumption of the Dail and the Seanad (11th January) to end January.

 

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Fuel cut ‘crude and cruel’

Community Employment projects a lifeline

Equal societies did better

VAT increase regressive

A critical reform – Joan Burton