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Paul Sargent

Executive; FÁS; and the Departments of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs; Education and Science; and Health and Children’ (2008b: 11). The establishment of such networks between statutory agencies reflects the increasing pace at which the state is becoming governmentalised. This represents a major sea change in juvenile justice policy with the state taking centre stage, a space formerly occupied by religious and voluntary organisations for most of the twentieth century. The publication of the National Youth Justice Strategy, like the establishment of the Office of

in Wild Arabs and savages
Diaspora for development?
Mark Boyle, Rob Kitchin, and Delphine Ancien

, but it also serves to promote Ireland and Irish-mindedness. Ciste na Gaeilge of the Irish Department of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs is a fund which supports the teaching of Irish at third institutions outside of Ireland. Students sit the TEG (European Certificate) examinations upon completing the course, and the most successful students are provided with scholarships to intensive summer courses in Carraroe, Co. Galway. A different type of scheme is that run by the Aisling Return to Ireland Project, financed under the Emigrant Support Programme, which

in Migrations
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The Community Workers’ Co-operative
Joe Larragy

pyrrhic victory: The Community Workers’ Co-­operative 149 as later reflected in the CWC’s own review, control of RAPID was split and shunted between three line departments before settling in the Department of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs (DCRAGA), and the oversight structures were very complicated.19 In contrast to this the CWC model had sought devolution of budgets to the community sector, stating: ‘Budgets should be made available to independent national community work organisations such as the Community Workers’ Co-­op, to build community capacity and

in Asymmetric engagement
Martha Doyle

policy-making process. The discussion below expands on the formal methods for participation, namely, consultations and partnerships at the national and local levels. Participation mechanisms at the national level Policies concerning older people are cross-departmental and consequently span a range of policy-making government departments including the Departments of Health and Children, Social Protection, Finance, Transport and Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs. In January 2007 the government formally announced the establishment of a new office, Junior Minister of

in The politics of old age