Martin, Micheál

Tuesday, 14 June 2005

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 603 No. 6

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Written Answers - EU Directives.

Was asked: the steps taken to implement the Commission’s recommendation of 12 July 2004 on the transposition into national law of directives affecting the Internal Market; if the list of untransposed directives ...More Button

In advance of the Irish Presidency of the EU in 2004, the internal mechanisms of this and other relevant Departments and the procedures for monitoring the transposition of directives across Department...More Button

Written Answers - Health and Safety Regulations.

Was asked: the position regarding persons (details supplied) with regard to health surveillance; the position regarding X-rays as a means of such surveillance; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers - Decentralisation Programme.

Was asked: the status of the plan to move a section of his Department to Carlow town; the start date of construction on the site; the expected completion date; the timeframe for staff to be redeployed; and if th...More Button

My Department has been making good progress in implementing its decentralisation programme and has been selected for inclusion among the organisations listed as the potential early movers of the decen...More Button

Written Answers - Economic Partnership Agreements.

Was asked: the Government’s attitude to the UK paper on the economic partnership agreements currently being negotiated by the European Commission with 77 African, Caribbean and Pacific countries; if, in accordan...More Button

Written Answers - Industrial Relations.

Was asked: the nature of the communications between his Department and the plasterers’ union referred to in the two page report from the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment into allegations against GA...More Button

Written Answers - Small Claims Procedure.

Was asked: the date from which the new threshold for the small claims court will apply; and if he proposes to make any other changes in the procedure.More Button

The consumer strategy group’s report, Make Consumers Count, which was published on 18 May 2005, includes a recommendation that the maximum award in the small claims procedure be increased from its cur...More Button

Written Answers - Industrial Development.

Was asked: the number and location of factories and industrial units owned by companies (details supplied) in County Clare; the number which are vacant; the rental cost of same; and if he will make a statement o...More Button

Shannon Development is the statutory agency with responsibility for indigenous industry in the mid-west area. All agency owned factories and industrial units in County Clare are in Shannon Development...More Button

Written Answers - Decentralisation Programme.

Was asked: the status of and progress made in the planned decentralisation of Enterprise Ireland staff to Shannon, County Clare; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

As part of the decentralisation programme, the Government decided that the headquarters of Enterprise Ireland, including 300 posts, would relocate to Shannon. Enterprise Ireland identified the posts t...More Button

Written Answers - Company Investigation.

Was asked: his views in terms of the public interest on a person and a company (details supplied) who and which will be in a position to acquire control over the entire cable television platform here while at th...More Button

Was asked: if his attention has been drawn to the fact that control of NTL Ireland has already passed out of the hands of NTL to a company (details supplied); if his attention has further been drawn to the fact ...More Button

Was asked: his views on the fact that, in conjunction with the interposition of its bankers (details supplied), UGC will already be exercising control of influence over the former NTL Ireland business; if the Co...More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 405 to 407, inclusive, together. The warehousing provision referred to was included in the Competition Act 2002 in line with standard international practice for regula...More Button

Written Answers - Ministerial Travel.

Was asked: the most up-to-date information on his travels abroad for the St Patrick’s Day celebrations; the persons who travelled with him in his official party; the duration of the visit; and the total cost.More Button

I travelled to Australia for the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. My official party comprised my private secretary and I. The duration of the visit was seven days from Saturday, 12 March to Friday, 18 ...More Button

Written Answers - Health and Safety Authority Investigations.

Was asked: the reason the Health Service Authority has not investigated the circumstances of a fatal accident (details supplied) in County Mayo in view of the similarities to an accident in County Meath; and if ...More Button

Written Answers - Community Employment Schemes.

Was asked: his plans to address the difficulties that will be faced by community organisations that have no community employment scheme but do have jobs initiative as they gradually lose all their job initiative...More Button

Following the recent review of FÁS employment schemes which comprise community employment, CE, social economy and job initiative, JI, I announced that with effect from 10 November 2004, that there wou...More Button

Written Answers - Enterprise Policy.

Was asked: his plans for business and industry.More Button

As Minister for enterprise, my objective is to ensure that our economy remains a globally competitive, profitable and secure location for business. I believe we can best help enterprise by putting in ...More Button

Written Answers - Company Closures.

Was asked: the position regarding employment creation following the closure of a company (details supplied) in County Limerick.More Button

I am aware that the company in question offered its employees an opportunity to take up alternative positions in either its food ingredient operations in Charleville where a major expansion is taking ...More Button

Written Answers - Industrial Grants.

Was asked: the way in which grants for business and industry are regulated at the business park, Askeaton, County Limerick.More Button

The Askeaton business park is a Shannon Development owned land bank, comprising approximately 227 acres. Responsibility for grant assistance to companies locating at the business park is an operationa...More Button

Written Answers - Labour Inspectorate.

Was asked: the number of inspections of building sites in the past 12 months to check the extent to which the employment of non-national workers conforms with all legal obligations; the number of incidents of no...More Button

Written Answers - Work Permits.

Was asked: the total number of work permits outstanding for persons employed in the construction industry; the number of new permits issued in the past twelve months; and the indicators used for deciding whether...More Button

On 31 May 2005 the work permits section of my Department had a total number of 957 outstanding work permit applications. The number of outstanding applications in respect of the construction industry ...More Button

Written Answers - Farm Safety.

Was asked: the funding which was allocated by the Health and Safety Authority for farm safety since 2003.More Button

Written Answers - Consumer Protection.

Was asked: if the new consumer agency will have power of review over financial institutions that are already regulated by IFSRA; if so, the rationale for such a decision; and if he will make a statement on the m...More Button

The precise powers and remit of the new national consumer agency will be subject to discussions and wide consultations. The consumer strategy group has recommended that the new agency should develop a...More Button

Written Answers - Work Permits.

Was asked: if he will make more generous provision for work permit applications for white collar skilled jobs made on behalf of non-EU nationals who have completed third level qualifications at institutions here...More Button

The potential contribution which third level graduates from outside the European economic area might make in addressing Ireland’s identified skills needs is the subject of research and consultations b...More Button

Written Answers - Industrial Grants.

Was asked: the amount of money the IDA has received in grant repayments from a company (details supplied) in County Donegal following the huge job losses there; and the amount of money since reinvested in the Bu...More Button

I am informed by IDA Ireland that, as part of the settlement with the company in question, a sum of €8.9 million was repaid to the agency between 1999 and 2004. From 1999 to 2003, the latest year for ...More Button

Written Answers - Bullying in the Workplace.

Was asked: the position regarding the case of a company (details supplied) in terms of abuses of workers, bullying, delays in pay, sexual harassment and sacking of employees; and if he will make a statement on t...More Button

Written Answers - Industrial Grants.

Was asked: the position regarding grants from IDA and Enterprise Ireland for a company (details supplied).More Button

The issues arising from the decision to give grant aid to a client company is a day-to-day matter for the agency concerned, and not one in which I am directly involved. I understand that neither Enter...More Button

Was asked: if companies (details supplied) or any related company under the same ownership have received any public funding; if so, the amount; and if they have been approved for any public funding not yet issue...More Button

The issues arising from the decision to give grant aid to a client company is a day-to-day matter for the agency concerned, and not one in which I am directly involved. I understand that neither Enter...More Button


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