Issue 7 - August 2010

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Oireachtas Brief §7  August 2010 (1)

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Oireachtas Brief §8, to come, will cover the Social welfare Bill, 2010.
Debates, 1, in this issue covers:
-  Prescription charges
-  Referendum on children
-  Begging
-  Active citizenship
-  European targets against poverty
– Fuel poverty
There is then a short section 2: Legislation and appointments.