Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - County Tipperary Sawmills.

Tuesday, 11 May 1971

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 253 No. 10

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48.

Mr. Treacy: Information on Seán Treacy  Zoom on Seán Treacy  asked the Minister for Lands if he is aware of the need to improve the conditions of employment, especially in respect of heating and ventilation, in Dundrum Sawmills, County Tipperary; and, if so, what steps he is taking to deal with the matter.

Mr. S. Flanagan: Information on Seán Flanagan  Zoom on Seán Flanagan  The Department have been carrying out work at Dundrum sawmills designed to improve the conditions of employment.

(Interruptions.)

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Cormac Breslin  Zoom on Cormac Breslin  We are on Question No. 48.

Mr. Murphy: Information on Michael Pat Murphy  Zoom on Michael Pat Murphy  We are on Question No. 47.

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Cormac Breslin  Zoom on Cormac Breslin  I think the Deputy is mistaken.

Mr. Murphy: Information on Michael Pat Murphy  Zoom on Michael Pat Murphy  I think the Ceann Comhairle is mistaken.

Mr. S. Flanagan: Information on Seán Flanagan  Zoom on Seán Flanagan  This includes improved toilet accommodation, wash basins, hot water. At present a heating system is in the process of being designed and it is hoped to have it in operation by next winter.

Mr. Murphy: Information on Michael Pat Murphy  Zoom on Michael Pat Murphy  This will mean an additional question for next week.

Mr. Tully: Information on James Tully  Zoom on James Tully  Is the Minister aware that this matter has been under discussion by the trade union concerned and his Department for the past 12 or 15 months? Surely the Minister will agree that it is unfair that it should be left right through last winter when some type of [1497] heating and ventilation could have been introduced?

Mr. S. Flanagan: Information on Seán Flanagan  Zoom on Seán Flanagan  It is a difficult job to heat it on account of the nature of the building.

Mr. Tully: Information on James Tully  Zoom on James Tully  Very little effort was made.


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