Morgan, Arthur

Wednesday, 20 April 2005

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 600 No. 5

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Priority Questions - Work Permits.

Asked the minister: if, in view of the litany of revelations of exploitation of migrant workers which have come to public attention in recent weeks, legislation will be brought forward to reform the work permits system i...More Button

Does the Minister agree that the current system is designed to disempower migrant workers and facilitate their exploitation by employers or at least has that effect? Does the Minister also agree that ...More Button

One of the reasons I have raised this issue on several occasions is to try to have it included in the provisions of the new Bill. Does the Minister accept that if it is not dealt with comprehensively ...More Button

Can the Minister not do that at present?More Button

Is that the case?More Button

Other Questions - Work Permits.

These numbers are modest. Will the Minister accept that if a much-needed worker is granted a permit, it is then reasonable that he or she should not be separated from his or her partner? In most Irish...More Button

I accept this.More Button

The numbers are very small.More Button

The point is that the numbers of workers from outside the EU are small.More Button

Garda Síochána Bill 2004 [Seanad]: Second Stage (Resumed).

My colleague, Deputy Ó Snodaigh, stated Sinn Féin’s view of the existing case for fundamental Garda reform and welcomed on behalf of our party the opportunity to comment on this long-overdue, if flawe...More Button

Social and Affordable Housing: Motion (Resumed).

It is a damn poor effort.More Button

I wish to share time with Deputies Gregory, Finian McGrath, Cowley, Catherine Murphy, Healy and Cuffe.More Button

It nearly is.More Button

I will restrict my comments to the issues of social and affordable housing and Government inaction on house prices. I will be restricted further in addressing them as it would take all week to discuss...More Button

Amendment put.
No IndicatorVoted No More Button

Question put: “That the motion, as amended, be agreed to.”
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Written Answers - Company Closures.

Asked the minister: if he will meet with former workers at the Irish Fertilizer subsidiary Richardson’s in Belfast who received inferior severance packages, particularly with respect to pensions following the closure of ...More Button

Written Answers - FÁS Training Programmes.

Asked the minister: the progress made in enabling persons with disabilities to enter the workforce; if his Department has implemented recommendations contained in the National Disability Authority report (details supplie...More Button


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