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Published on 30 Apr 2014

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Spotlight: Wind Energy - how does it fit into Ireland’s hope for a green future?
Wind and its contribution to electricity from renewable energy sources in Ireland; the policy background, Ireland’s renewable energy targets; community acceptance and the alternatives available to us. [Keywords: environment, energy]

Spotlight: Wind Energy - how does it fit into Ireland’s hope for a green future? (PDF)

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Published on 1 Apr 2014

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Spotlight: Tendering for public service provision
This Spotlight compares and contrasts competitive tendering with other ways in which the State may provide services, outlines the EU rules surrounding public procurement and examines the considerations relevant to running a competitive tendering process. [Keywords: economy, finance, social protection]

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Published on 27 Mar 2014

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Spotlight: GPs and the Irish primary care system - towards Universal Primary Care?
Overview of the role of GPs in the Irish primary care system, in the context of proposals for Universal Primary Care (UPC). [Keywords: health]

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Published on 5 Dec 2013

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Spotlight: Responding to Youth Unemployment in Europe
The extent of youth unemployment across Europe and its effects; the evidence regarding policy responses across Europe; the key messages from the research regarding the path forward. [Keywords: economy, finance, people, communities, EU, international]

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Published on 9 May 2013

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Spotlight: Surrogacy, parentage, and citizenship - Ireland in the wider world
Spotlight on surrogacy; legal parentage and citizenship for children born through international surrogacy agreements. [Keywords: health, people, communities, EU, international]

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Published on 8 Feb 2013

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Spotlight: Localism in Irish politics and local government reform
How weaknesses in local government contribute to localism in Irish politics and how the Government’s programme of local government reform might affect the constituency workloads of parliamentarians. [Keywords: parliament, government]

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Published on 9 Jan 2013

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Spotlight: “Cash for gold” - second-hand trade in precious metals, jewellery and scrap metal
Spotlight on anecdotal reporting of increased criminal trade in the sale of stolen precious metals, jewellery and scrap metal, figures available on such activities, official responses and international approaches. [Keywords: economy, finance]

Spotlight: “Cash for gold” - second-hand trade in precious metals, jewellery and scrap metal (PDF)

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Published on 30 Nov 2012

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Spotlight: Local Government Reform
This Spotlight considers how the Action Programme for Effective Local Government Reform (Putting People First) will address weaknesses in local government. [Keywords: parliament, government]

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Published on 31 May 2012

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Spotlight: The Mental Health Act 2001 - Delivering on Best Practice?
This Spotlight looks at the procedures involved in the involuntary admission and detention of persons under the Act and the protections afforded to them during these processes. [Keywords: health, parliament, government]

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Published on 27 Feb 2012

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Spotlight: Well-being - Promoting Mental Health in Schools
This Spotlight is intended to give Members an overview of approaches and examples of early interventions both here and internationally and outline what is considered best practice in the design of youth mental health programmes. [Keywords: health, education, people, communities]

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Published on 16 Dec 2011

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Spotlight: Disclosure of Information - Duty to Inform and Whistleblowing
This Spotlight examines the difference between voluntary and mandatory disclosure, current and proposed measures, problems arising from disclosure and possible protections [Keywords: justice, crime]

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Published on 8 Nov 2011

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Spotlight: Obesity – A Growing Problem?
This Spotlight reviews the evidence on effectiveness of obesity interventions and draws out lessons from international experience [Keywords: health]

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Published on 13 Oct 2011

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Spotlight: Tackling Social Welfare Fraud
This Spotlight identifies the extent of social welfare fraud and examines approaches aimed at combatting fraud [Keywords: social protection]

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Published on 4 Jul 2011

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Spotlight: Trade Unions, Collective Bargaining and the Economic Crisis - Where Now?
This Spotlight examines the pressures facing trade unions and the implications for policymakers and legislators in the decentralised collective bargaining context of 2011 [Keywords: economy, finance, parliament, government, people, communities]

Spotlight: Trade Unions, Collective Bargaining and the Economic Crisis - Where Now? (PDF)

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Published on 27 Jun 2011

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Spotlight: Social Regeneration - Beyond Bricks and Mortar
This Spotlight looks at the use of Area-based initiatives (ABIs) for social regeneration and considers arguments for and against the use of ABIs [Keywords: housing, planning, people, communities]

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Published on 18 May 2011

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Spotlight: PR STV and Localism in Irish Politics
This Spotlight considers the arguments for and against changing the Irish PR STV electoral system [Keywords: parliament, government]

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Published on 4 May 2011

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Spotlight: Credit Union Regulation
This Spotlight provides an overview of credit unions in Ireland and focuses on their regulation [Keywords: economy, finance, people, communities]

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Published on 13 Dec 2010

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Spotlight: Benchmarking Ireland’s Health System
This Spotlight provides an analysis of expenditure and outcomes and benchmarks the performance of the Irish health system [Keyword: health]

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Published on 18 Nov 2010

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Spotlight: Gender Balance in EU Parliaments – Insights for Ireland
This Spotlight focuses on the experiences of European Union national parliaments in implementing special measures, especially gender quotas, which aim to improve the gender composition of those legislatures [Keywords: parliament, government]

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Published on 23 Sep 2010

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Spotlight: Accounting Standards
This Spotlight addresses proposed reforms of accounting standards In the wake of the global financial crisis [Keywords: economy, finance]

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