Wyse, Pearse

Wednesday, 8 February 1984

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 347 No. 10

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National Social Service Board Bill, 1983: Committee and Final Stages.

The Minister said he intends establishing the combat poverty organisation. We know from experience that there was an appalling overlapping of the work being done by the local community associations ...More Button

I am afraid I must labour this point with the Minister. I do not think the Minister replied to the point I was endeavouring to convey to him. We should examine the basic principle of community servi...More Button

We fit them into the community, not dictate to them.More Button

I fail to understand why the Minister is not prepared to accept the amendment. There is no question of giving the board a statutory function. The board will act in an advisory capacity disseminating...More Button

Would the Minister be prepared to insert “to promote as far as possible”? He could give the board a 12-month trial and then consider it further.More Button

The Minister seems to be misinterpreting what I said. I am not talking about involving them in research work. I am suggesting that they would recommend to the various organisations that they embark ...More Button


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