Issue 27

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Oireachtas Brief §27 January 2012 (1)

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Oireachtas Brief 27 (OB27) covers the 31st Dail and 24th Seanad for the first two weeks following their resumption on 11th January.

 

 

1 Debates

Protecting Community Employment

Funding services for Irish emigrants, new destinations

Fuel poverty: government Bill amended

Ballymun regeneration: appeal to finish the last 10%

Distressed mortgages: avoiding homelessness

 

 

2 News

23% VAT on charitable donations by text

Poverty-proofing bus fare increases