Issue 43

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Oireachtas Brief §43 December 2012 (1)

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1 Debates

Job Bridge under fire

Progress on homelessness

Local development and alignment

Children in direct provision

New Human Rights and Equality Commission, Traveller ethnicity

Family Resource Centres in the new Child and Family Support Agency, aftercare service

Positive ageing strategy in the new year

Other debate references


2 News

Pre-budget forum

Poverty impact of budget

Child poverty initiative

Policy-focussed Assessment of Rural Social Scheme, Tús and Community Employment numbers up

Arts funding

Consultation on Charities Act

Youth justice strategy, youth homeless review


3 Appointments: Council of Europe, Oireachtas committees