Martin, Micheál

Tuesday, 16 May 2006

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 619 No. 20

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Written Answers - Competition Law.

Was asked: the position in relation to the Competition Authority who must take their proofs to the Courts, to the High Court in the case of a civil breach of the Act or to the Central Criminal Court via the Dire...More Button

I appreciate that investigations of breaches of competition law by the Competition Authority are difficult, complex, resource intensive and time consuming, as is the case with investigations of all wh...More Button

Written Answers - Employment Standards.

Was asked: if he has had consultations with the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government to discuss the way in which both Departments, with the assistance of the Competition Authority, can in...More Button

Written Answers - Health and Safety Regulations.

Was asked: the number of foreign workers who have suffered accidents during the course of their work on building sites.More Button

Was asked: the health and safety measures which have been put in place on building sites to specifically target foreign workers who do not have English as a first language.More Button

Was asked: if he has received new draft regulations from the health and safety authority to provide for improved safety conditions in the construction sector; if these new regulations have been approved by Gover...More Button

Written Answers - Social Partnership.

Was asked: the progress made to date with regard to his consultations regarding the possible establishment of a joint labour committee to protect the interests of domestic workers in the context of the social pa...More Button

Written Answers - Legislative Programme.

Was asked: if it is his intention to introduce legislation to provide for the creation of a new offence of corporate manslaughter as suggested by the Law Reform Commission in October 2003 and recommended by the ...More Button

The Law Reform Commission published its report in October 2005. In it the Commission recommended that as the current law of corporate liability for manslaughter does not provide a clear basis for cons...More Button

Written Answers - Consumer Strategy Report.

Was asked: the progress made to date with regard to the implementation of the report of the Consumer Strategy Group; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

As I advised the House previously the Consumer Strategy Group Report “Make Consumers Count” was published in May 2005, and to date considerable progress has been made in progressing the Report’s recom...More Button

Written Answers - Job Losses.

Was asked: the number of persons who were made redundant during each year from 2002 to date in 2006; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers - Job Creation.

Was asked: the number of jobs created during each fiscal quarter from quarter one of 2002 to date in 2006; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

The tabular statement shows employment figures recorded by the Central Statistics Office from the beginning of 2002 to the end of 2005, which is the latest period for which figures are available. The ...More Button

Was asked: the number of new jobs which have been created at the Information Age Park, Ennis since it was opened in 2005; the number of these jobs which were transferred from existing enterprises at other locati...More Button

Was asked: if he has satisfied himself regarding the level of job creation at the Information Age Park Ennis and the efforts by State agencies to attract new enterprise to the location.More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 279 and 280 together. Shannon Development’s 30-acre Information Age Park in Ennis (IAPE), opened on 9th June 2005, is in the very early stages of a long-term developme...More Button

Written Answers - Health and Safety Regulations.

Was asked: if, in order to broaden the knowledge and skills base of those working within the Health and Safety Inspectorate, he will introduce a fourth grade within the Health and Safety Inspectorate which would...More Button

Written Answers - Employment Statistics.

Was asked: the number of workdays that were lost in both 2004 and 2005 due to work place injuries and ill-health.More Button

Written Answers - Arms Trade.

Was asked: if his attention has been drawn to the fact that secondary school pupils from a school (details supplied) in Co. Laois were able to set themselves up as arms dealers here and were able to broker an el...More Button

Written Answers - Employment Support Services.

Was asked: the reason Clare LES has not been reinstated in any shape or form as promised and as recommended by a FÁS report.More Button

I am informed that FÁS has appointed an additional Employment Services Officer in Co. Clare to offer a dedicated service to the long-term unemployed and other target groups. This service is currently ...More Button

Written Answers - Child Care Services.

Was asked: the assistance given by the Dublin City Enterprise Board to existing and new private childcare enterprises; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

The thirty-five County and City Enterprise Boards (CEBs) were established in 1993 to provide support to small businesses with 10 employees or fewer. Their function is to develop indigenous enterprise ...More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Correspondence.

Was asked: if there has been communication between his Department and the Office of Corporate Enforcement in the context of management companies or management agents of housing units; if so, if concerns have bee...More Button

Written Answers - Employment Appeals Tribunal.

Was asked: the waiting time for hearings before the Employment Appeals Tribunal in Wexford; his plans to improve this situation; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers - EU Directives.

Was asked: the European Directives that have to be implemented by his Department; when these directives were first issued; the timeframe for their implementation; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers - Consumer Strategy Report.

Was asked: the steps he has taken to formulate guidelines for local authorities on the need to encourage the sale of fresh fruit and vegetables, as recommended by the consumer strategy report 2005.More Button

The report of the Consumer Strategy Group was published in May 2005. The most important recommendation was that a new National Consumer Agency be established. However there were other recommendations ...More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Staff.

Was asked: the name and role of advisers, assistants or other staff employed by him since January 2005; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

I appointed six staff in my Department following my appointment as Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment in September 2004. These staff members remain in place with the exception of one Person...More Button

Written Answers - Casual Trading.

Was asked: if it is necessary for a casual trader to have a casual trading licence to operate in a town that has a market right; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Selling goods at a place, including a public road, to which the public have access as of right is governed by the Casual Trading Act 1995. Casual trading is regulated by way of by-laws issued under se...More Button


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