Ryan, Eamon

Wednesday, 2 July 2003

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 570 No. 3

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Order of Business.

I am aware that the European Court of Justice has threatened to prosecute the State for failing to introduce this Bill. On Second Stage, the Minister said he would put forward a major amendment at the...More Button

Protection of Employees (Fixed-Term Work) Bill 2003 [ Seanad ] : Committee and Remaining Stages.

As I stated on the Order of Business, it has been difficult to check the legality and constitutionality of this important legislation or whether it complies with the directive, given the rush to pass ...More Button

Will the Minister of State give examples of such types of employment contracts? As I understand it, he is arguing that there may be certain instances in which there may be objective grounds for offeri...More Button

Will the Minister of State give an example of where it would be possible to issue a series of one year contracts?More Button

Those would be objective grounds for the contract being concluded, but I asked about objective grounds for allowing the contract to continue. Is that not the import of this provision? We are not talki...More Button

My understanding of subsection (4) is that it, in a sense, waives the rights that we are setting out in subsections (1) to (3), inclusive, which try to discourage or limit the ability of employers to ...More Button

We do not have an example though. There is no case that we can think of where such grounds would exist at present. There was no such experience in the past and no employers have approached us expressi...More Button

As the Minister of State said, is there any need to fix what is not broken?More Button

Deputy Howlin's proposal would simply prevent the waiving of that provision. On a point of order, we would have to amend subsections (1) and (2) of this new section, obviously deleting the comment “su...More Button

Written Answers. - Defence Forces Reserve.

Asked the minister: his views on the new Article 40.3 in the draft EU Constitution which requires member states to undertake, and progressively, to improve their military capabilities; the improvements planned in this re...More Button

Written Answers. - Departmental Expenditure.

Asked the minister: the way in which Ireland's defence spending as a percentage of GDP compares with the other 14 EU states; his views on whether Ireland's defence spending as a percentage of GDP will increase as a resul...More Button


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