Issue 41

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Oireachtas Brief 41 October 2012 (2) (Dail)

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1 Debates

RAPID, CLAR, dormant accounts and the troika

Social welfare cuts and CE

Other debate references


2 News

Meeting the troika

Disability forum

Expert advisory group early years strategy

Lone parent cut off age, visit to Sweden

Social welfare fraud

Other news references


3 Appointments