Noonan, Michael

Tuesday, 1 July 1986

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 368 No. 8

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Estimates, 1986. - Vote 42: Industry and Commerce (Revised Estimate).

Limerick East): I move:More Button

Limerick East): I thank the Deputies who contributed and I am sorry we did not have more time. The views expressed by Deputy Lyons, Flynn and G. Mitchell contained a number of points worthy of furthe...More Button

(Limerick East): That is true also.More Button

(Limerick East): The point was well as made by Deputy Mitchell. That is the second thing we have to do. We can move in that direction. There has been great progress in the development of small indust...More Button

(Limerick East): If one cannot sell something, one should not make it. There must be a response to the marketplace.More Button

(Limerick East): I will come back to the point the Deputy made in regard to the 10 per cent but I want to put it into the general context first. If we take Deputy Lyons' point about building bridges,...More Button

(Limerick East): The price of electricity has been reduced. That has been passed on. I hope more can be done. As inflation rates are coming down, interest rates are coming down. They are coming down...More Button

(Limerick East): People are concerned in the industry specified by Deputy Flynn but there is no hard evidence yet of the prediction he spoke about. There is dislocation. When the exchange rates are ...More Button

(Limerick East): We are doing so. The cost of energy, transport and money are coming back into line.More Button

(Limerick East): They are nearer to being in line than they ever were before.More Button

(Limerick East): That is not happening. Further progress is being made as the year goes on. On balance at present there are more companies thinking of taking on people to fulfil the orders for extra...More Button

(Limerick East): I am not out of touch. I am very much in touch with the situation. If we look at the survey of their members on exchange rates the recommendation was between 75 and 130. That was ...More Button

(Limerick East): The preferred rate was not 75. The average rate came in at around 86 or 87 and we are not so far off that.More Button

(Limerick East): It depends on the company. Some of them would do a lot better if it were 110 or 120. We have not time to debate the matter fully today and I again thank Deputies for their contribut...More Button

Written Answers. - Kerry Industrial Development.

Limerick East): The Industrial Development Authority conducts its annual employment survey in November and data on first time jobs created by the authority is available only in respect of 1 November o...More Button

Written Answers. - Government Guarantee to Canadian Project.

Limerick East): An Irish company has won a contract for the erection, equipping and commissioning of an experimental farm technology centre in British Columbia, Canada. The value of the contract is ...More Button

Written Answers. - Grant Payments.

(Limerick East) asked the Minister for the Environment the reason for the delay in the payment of a house improvement grant to a person (details supplied) in County Limerick.More Button

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