Issue 54

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> Funding for CLAR and RAPID, with allocations and actual spending, over 2005-2013: Dail Eireann, Debates, 11th June 2013, 438-9 (this shows a fall in CLAR funding from €23m in 2006 to €0.3m presently; with RAPID falling from €9m to €2m in the same period – ed). 

> Table of allocations and spending for Traveller accommodation according to each local authority, 2009-2012: Dail Eireann, Debates 11th June 2013, 417-418  (this may be the first time that such a table, including each local authority, has been published for this time period – ed).

> Funding for arts within Special Projects for Youth and other funds: Dail Eireann, Debates, 11th June 2013, 552-3.

>  Table of sports capital spending, 2005-2012: Dail Eireann, Debates 11th June 2013, 638 (this shows a fall in allocations from €88m in 2006 to €6m in 2011.  For 2012, there is an allocation of €35,435,879 (correct?) – ed) but a drawdown of only €4,428,562 – ed).

> Debate on youth unemployment: Seanad Eireann, Debates, 12th June 2013, 822-853.

> Debate on Social welfare and pensions (miscellaneous provisions) Bill, 2013: Seanad Eireann, Debates, 13th June 2013, 908-933; 19th June, 75-98; 25th June, 247-273; 26th June, 421-430.

> Travellers and austerity report and Department of Justice & Equality: Dail Eireann, Debates, 13th June 2013, 1032-3.

> Table of participants in higher education by social class, from 2011 census: Dail Eireann, Debates, 18th June 2013, 70-72.

> Equality budgeting: Dail Eireann, Debates, 20th June 2013, 948-949.

> The Dail voted on 25th May to abolish Seanad Eireann, passing the 32nd amendment to the constitution Bill (this will remove the only reference in the constitution to voluntary social service organizations – ed).  

> Salaries of CEOs of local development companies: average €84,335 (Dail Eireann, Debates, 25th June 2013, 336).

> Equal status (amendment) Bill, 2013, private member’s Bill by Padraig Mac Lochlainn (SF, Donegal NE) requiring public bodies to carry out equality impact assessments: Dail Eireann, Debates, 27th June 2013, 727).