Issue 36

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Oireachtas Brief §36 June 2012 (3)

Oireachtas Brief §36     June 2012 (3) 


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1 Debates


Rent supplements and homelessness

Mortgage arrears

Community Employment review

Partnerships: MFG, Dublin

Forum on philanthropy

Child deaths


Protest over new Human Rights/Equality appointment



2 News

Combat Poverty Agency

Carers strategy


3 Appointments