Written Answers. - Irish Energy Centre.

Tuesday, 22 February 2000

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 514 No. 6

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  138.  Mr. Stagg  Information on Emmet Stagg  Zoom on Emmet Stagg   asked the Minister for Public Enterprise  Information on Mary O'Rourke  Zoom on Mary O'Rourke   the reason for the absence of meaningful engagement or consultation with the existing staff of Forfás in the Irish Energy Centre, or their representatives, in relation to employment and career related matters which are causing con cern to them; and if she will reconcile the declared policy of having a strengthened Irish Energy Centre established on a statutory basis with the actual serious depletion of manpower resources occurring at present. [4976/00]

Minister of State at the Department of Public Enterprise (Mr. Jacob): Information on Joe Jacob  Zoom on Joe Jacob  Discussions are taking place with Irish Energy Centre management on strengthening the role and functions of the centre in accordance with the recommendations of the Green Paper on Sustainable Energy.

However, employment and career matters relating to staff of the Irish Energy Centre are for the time being a matter for Enterprise Ireland, and I have no function in relation to such issues.

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