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Rights and charity January 16, 2013

Posted by doctorfive in Inequality.
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Just wanted to highlight this from December.

I think it speaks for itself in more ways then one but here’s the transcript

I remember a time in this House when I was trying to introduce legislation for people with disabilities and subjected to a most horrendous campaign outside Leinster House driven, conceived and led by the Labour Party.

It convinced people that what people with disabilities were entitled to were absolute rights, regardless of the state of the finances of the country, something that did not apply in any other country and which by definition could not apply in any other country. The campaign was led by people such as Mrs. Finlay and her husband who are closely associated with the Labour Party. I tell Deputy Dominic Hannigan and the Minister of State, Deputy Kathleen Lynch, it is a long way from seeking absolute rights, regardless of the state of the finances of the country, to slashing and cutting the inadequate provision made.

Suzy Byrne has the bigger picture and the Disability Rights Coalition is tracking (and nudging) Government’s progress here

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1. Blackberry - January 18, 2013

A different site said that at the end of 2012, only 2 houses had been sold by NAMA for social housing. (c.2000 were promised ‘to be made available’). There are : 98K families on the Social Housing list; that is over 200k people.
Most are probably in landlord accommodation.
Does anyone at CLR know if it would be legal to collate a list of these landlord housing; the house itself; and the name and address of the landlord; and that this list be available privately and also be available at the local authority offices.
Would that be legal? Or could they cite ‘privacy’ issues.
When a shop or business in a town is retailing etc., is there any problem there in accessing and knowing who the owner is?

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2. doctorfive - February 13, 2013

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