O'Rourke, Mary

Thursday, 4 May 1995

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 452 No. 4

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Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Aircraft Maintenance Industry.

Asked the minister: if the Government envisages opportunities for alliances in the Irish aircraft maintenance industry; and if he will make a statement on the short and medium term outlook for the Irish aircraft maintena...More Button

On the question of the short and medium-term outlook, given the announcement of the new enhanced finance package, will the Government be represented, either directly or through a State agency, on the ...More Button

The supplementaries I have prepared relate to the short and medium-term outlook for Shannon Aerospace and other aircraft maintenance industries.More Button

Moneys are now being made available. Is there any guarantee in relation to employment not alone in Shannon Aerospace but in the aircraft maintenance industry in general? Will there be a clawback if em...More Button

If a major shareholder in the aircraft maintenance industry was to pull out, what implications would this have for the firm in question?More Button

The Minister mentioned the figures of 3,600 and 5,200 and that the aircraft maintenance industry was an important one. Is he satisfied with the arrangements which have been made for the financing of t...More Button

The Minister stated that there is no longer a sense of utopia in the aircraft maintenance industry but can there be a level playing pitch?More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Competition Authority Report.

Asked the minister: if he will give details of the people and organisations that he has met with through his publicly announced forum to discuss the Competition report.More Button

It is a little odd that I did not receive a full copy of the Competition Authority report. I do not know who is in charge of that matter in the Department but it would be sensible to let me have a cop...More Button

The Minister did not say whether he would send me a copy of the report. I have met two of the major interests involved and meetings will take place between now and this day next week with all the majo...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Shannon Aerospace Employment Targets.

There were supposed to be 1,025 jobs originally.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Sale of NET.

Asked the minister: if the sale of the State-owned fertiliser group NET is being considered by the Government; if it is proposed to make a decision on the transfer of NET's debt; when a decision will be made; and if he w...More Button

It seems that the National Treasury Management Agency is to become a sin-bin for all the debts in semi-State companies. That was not within the Agency's original remit when it was set up to manage the...More Button

—— but the Minister of State, Deputy Rabbitte, is not allowed to speak on that.More Button

Does the Minister consider — while I know he will tell me this is a matter for another Minister — that this loading of additional debt on the National Treasury Management Agency will have serious impl...More Button

Is the Minister aware that the National Treasury Management Agency has not been informed formally of any of these debts to be piled on that agency, but has become aware from reading newspapers, like e...More Button

My concern stems not so much from the proper monitoring and evaluation of the National Treasury Management Agency but that it would set a very bad precedent and example for any State company finding i...More Button

It appears it is.More Button

It is becoming a sin-bin.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Irish Steel Viability Plan.

Asked the minister: if he will consider giving a share in Irish Steel to the workforce in the event of a sale which has been sought by the Mandate trade union; his views on worker participation, including participation t...More Button

The Minister's reply was a repetition of what he had already told us whereas my question referred to the fact that MANDATE, at its Easter conference, called for a Government Commitment, in the arrange...More Button

I know the Minister has met SIPTU but not MANDATE.More Button

The Minister was to have met others too but neither he nor the Minister of State turned up.More Button

The Minister is like Aristotle Onassis, throwing millions around.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Small Business Sector.

Everybody is avoiding both the question and answer on this matter because implied in the question is the recommendation by the task force that there should be a two tier system for dealing with labour...More Button

I understand the Minister, Deputy Bruton, in his earlier incarnation favoured a two tier system. He favoured the task force's recommendation regarding labour legislation and small firms. The Minister ...More Button

A degree of tension is healthy and I was not afraid to give my view when the task force was set up. The Minister of State should not be coy and pretend that everything is la vie en rose between Kildar...More Button

Not at all; they are all Deputies.More Button

It is not a separate question because in her reply the Minister mentioned the working time directive. When will the Minister produce the report of the study that has been undertaken? Will there be h...More Button

Yes, harmony would be good.More Button

I know it all; I am well informed. I will not have to bother to table a question.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - State Investment in Sunbeam Industries.

Asked the minister: if he has considered an investigation under the provisions of company law into the way in which the difficulties at the knitwear division of Sunbeam Industries arose; and if he will make a statement o...More Button

Has a decision been taken by the Minister, in conjunction with his Department, not to give high priority to the retention of jobs in the textile industries? Is that a conscious decision because I unde...More Button

Nothing like the money the Minister is pouring out now.More Button

The only favourites are in Minister's constituencies.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Workers' Charter of Rights.

Does the Minister agree there is an increasing use of part-time and contract workers leading to the casualisation of work? It is always people in employment who talk blithely of the nature of work in ...More Button

Supply and demand.More Button

She was not invited.More Button

Do not line up with Mr. Portillo.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Regulation of Auctioneers.

The Minister of State will remember that we discussed shared ownership loans during the debate on the Consumer Credit Bill. They are progressing reasonably well in County Westmeath. The problem lies w...More Button

The Minister of State was asleep and needed to be woken up.More Button

Get off with your soft talk.More Button

The Deputy is correct.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - County Dublin Science and Technology Park.

It is larceny.More Button

This is the fifth one.More Button

The short answer is that it is an ideal solution as it is in the Minister of State's constituency. Nevertheless I wish him well with it.More Button

Written Answers. - Official Receptions.

Asked the minister: the number of official receptions hosted since the change of Government on 15 December 1994; the number planned for the remainder of 1995; the events or meetings these receptions mark; and the number ...More Button

Written Answers. - Phoenix Syndrome.

Asked the minister: the estimated number of companies or directors that have availed of the Phoenix Syndrome, as outlined by the Company Law Review, to restart businesses; and the action, if any, that has been taken on t...More Button


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