Hogan, Philip

Wednesday, 4 July 2007

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 637 No. 6

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Order of Business.

Question put: “That the proposal for dealing with No. 10a be agreed to.”
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Priority Questions - Departmental Agencies.

Asked the minister: if his attention has been drawn to the recent Supreme Court decision in a case taken by the Competition Authority against the Irish League of Credit Unions which was lost by the authority; if the au...More Button

A Leas-Cheann Comhairle, I wish to congratulate you on your appointment. It is my first opportunity to do so. I was familiar with your previous role and I was delighted that we could work together o...More Button

The motivation behind the question is to ask the Minister for observations he might have on the Competition Authority taking on a voluntary group like the Irish League of Credit Unions at a time when ...More Button

I would not expect the Minister to say anything other than that I have a negative view of the Competition Authority but that is not the case. I have a positive view of the authority. The Minister st...More Button

I always did and I do not know where the Minister got the other impression. I am trying to ensure the Minister has sufficient resources given to the Competition Authority to do its job and not to be ...More Button

The Minister stated he would make observations.More Button

So there are enough resources.More Button

Priority Questions - Departmental Offices.

That is, only a few weeks ago.More Button

Priority Questions - Economic Competitiveness.

Asked the minister: if his attention has been drawn to the comments by a person (details supplied) expressing concerns that the increasing burden of regulation and compliance is threatening to suppress the entrepreneur...More Button

The comments the Minister is responding to are those of Mr. Seán Fitzpatrick, chairman of Anglo Irish Bank. He made the comments three weeks ago and was scathing of the difficulties emerging for smal...More Button

The Minister of State, Deputy Michael Ahern, can fill in the Minister. The Government was against it but it changed its mind. The Minister changed his mind a good deal with regard to regulatory burd...More Button

Some 80 forms must be filled annually by medium sized companies. This is crazy and I ask that the Minister provide a timescale for when reform will be implemented.More Button

The Government voted it down originally.More Button

That will be a change for the Minister.More Button

I omitted to welcome the new Ministers of State, Deputies Kelleher and McGuinness, to the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment. They join with the other members of the Cork team in the Depa...More Button

The reason the chairman of Anglo Irish Bank Corporation plc decided to make those comments was that in 2001 the Taoiseach was briefed on better regulation for businesses. Since then we have not seen ...More Button

So it is not an issue.More Button

Priority Questions - Employment Rights.

Asked the minister: when it is proposed that the National Employment Rights Agency will be fully operational; when he will be appointing board members to the agency; the full extent of funding it will receive from his ...More Button

When will the board of the National Employment Rights Authority be appointed? What funding will be available to the authority in the current year? Will FÁS trainees or apprentices on construction si...More Button

No board has been established yet.More Button

What is causing the delay in setting up the board? I ask because the director general was appointed last February and usually a board is appointed quickly on an interim basis on the appointment of a ...More Button

Why is an interim board not in place? The legislation can follow.More Button

I know.More Button

Other Questions - Job Creation.

In the context of the development of Greencore’s sites in Mallow, what is the up-to-date situation in Carlow?More Button

The Minister ought to know a thing or two about Greencore.More Button

So am I.More Button

Other Questions - Industrial Development.

I welcome the Minister’s statement on Enterprise Ireland and the strategy for the coming three years that is under discussion. In recent months, the Minister launched a document on upskilling the lab...More Button

Arising from the Minister’s reply, will he accept that if there is no incentive for employers to carry out a programme of retraining and upskilling in the factory or business, it is unlikely to be suc...More Button

Other Questions - Consumer Rights.

Does the Minister agree there is a low level of consumer awareness? I accept there is a motivation, through the establishment of the National Consumer Agency, to correct the deficit in information fo...More Button

We cannot wait.More Button

Other Questions - Industrial Development.

Has the Minister received representations from the Irish Exporters Association regarding its worries about port capacity to deal with the transport of goods onto mainland Europe? We must ensure an ap...More Button

I asked the Minister whether he is aware of the representations he might have received from the Irish Exporters Association in the context of ensuring we have a port capacity appropriate to transporti...More Button

Roads Bill 2007 [Seanad]: Committee Stage (Resumed) and Remaining Stages.

Amendment put.
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Private Members’ Business - Waste Management: Motion (Resumed).

Amendment put.
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Question again put: “That the motion, as amended, be agreed to.”
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