Issue 56

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Oireachtas Brief 56 October 2013

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1 Debates

Cuts and austerity in disability and other services

Housing, homelessness crisis

Other debate references


2 News

Charities Regulatory Authority in 2014

End of Charitable Lotteries Fund in 2016

Equality proofing 2014 budget

Advisory group on tax and social welfare

Free travel under review

Peace IV funding

National Traveller/Roma strategy

Drugs strategy

Other news references


3 Appointments

Oireachtas committees