O'Keeffe, Batt

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 712 No. 2

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I welcome the opportunity to support the Government’s motion of confidence in the Taoiseach. The Taoiseach has, during the past two years, led a united Government, supported by the majority of Members...More Button

Question again put: “That the motion be agreed to.”
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Written Answers - Decentralisation Programme

Was asked: the cost incurred to date by his Department arising from the decentralisation proposals; the extent if known of any further or likely costs in this regard; and if he will make a statement on the matt...More Button

In consultation with the Department of Finance and the Office of Public Works (OPW), my Department opened an advance office in Carlow on 30 July 2007 for the staff of the National Employment Rights Au...More Button

Written Answers - Employment Figures

Was asked: the number of jobs lost or created in County Kildare in the past two and a half years; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

The industrial development agency figures for job gains and losses are compiled annually in the Forfás Annual Employment Survey, the most up to date of which details employment figures up until 2009. ...More Button

Written Answers - Work Permits

Was asked: the extent to which persons employed on foot of work permits are free to opt for an alternative employer; the extent to which he has facilitated this; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Economic Competitiveness

Was asked: the innovative steps he has taken to date to facilitate economic recovery; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Since the onset of the global downturn, Agencies and groups associated with my Department, including Forfás, EI, IDA and the National Competitiveness Council, have examined the underlying factors affe...More Button

Was asked: the degree to which he has identified the most commonly recognised factors currently affecting the competitiveness of the economy; the degree to which he proposes to put in place the necessary correc...More Button

Was asked: his plans to bring job creation costs in this economy into line with competing jurisdictions; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 93 and 94 together. The National Competitiveness Council’s report, “Benchmarking Ireland’s Performance”, provides a comprehensive assessment of Ireland’s competitivene...More Button

Written Answers - Employment Figures

Was asked: the total net number of jobs lost or created throughout the economy in the past two and a half years; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: the number of new jobs created throughout the economy in the two and a half years on a county basis; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: the number of jobs lost throughout the economy in the past two and a half years on a county basis; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 95 to 97, inclusive, together. The only figures available to my Department are those in respect of job gains and losses in client companies of the enterprise developm...More Button

Written Answers - Redundancy Payments

Was asked: when payment will be awarded in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Cork; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Research Funding

Was asked: the position regarding an application for research funding (details supplied). More Button

Following the Taoiseach’s announcement in Dáil Éireann on March 23rd 2010 regarding the transfer of various Departmental functions, responsibility for the Programme for Research in Third Level Institu...More Button

Written Answers - Redundancy Payments

Was asked: further to Parliamentary Question No. 94 of 29 April, 2010 when a redundancy payment will be awarded to the person; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Staff

Was asked: if he will provide a list of all members of staff of his Department and offices stating the total amount paid to each person in 2009 including basic salary, allowances and overtime. More Button

Information on salary, allowance and overtime payments to named individuals working for a named employer constitutes “personal data” for the purposes of the Data Protection Acts as the individuals con...More Button

Written Answers - Redundancy Payments

Was asked: when redundancy payment will issue to a person (details supplied) in County Tipperary; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if he will support the case of a person (details supplied). More Button

Written Answers - Industrial Development

Was asked: the number of visits organised by the Industrial Development Authority of visiting industrialists to County Cork since January 2009; the way the sites visited were selected; the outcome of each of th...More Button

I have been informed by IDA Ireland that from the beginning of January 2009 to the end of May 2010 there have been a total of 51 site visits to County Cork (including the City). Typically, a company i...More Button

Written Answers - Redundancy Payments

Was asked: if he will expedite the redundancy payment in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Clare; when payment will be made; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Grocery Industry

Was asked: his plans to introduce a code of practice which will protect smaller grocer outlets from aggressive low pricing by large retailers; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

The Renewed Programme for Government contains a specific commitment to “implement a Code of Practice for doing business in the Grocery Goods sector to develop a fair trading relationship between retai...More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Expenditure

Was asked: the cost of rebranding his Department from the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment; if he will provided a breakdown of this cost; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

As the Deputy is aware, the name of my Department was officially changed on 2nd May last from the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment to the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Innovation. ...More Button

Written Answers - Enterprise Support Services

Was asked: if he has considered establishing a fully serviced office and workshop infrastructure dedicated to new start up businesses (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

The 35 County and City Enterprise Boards (CEBs) were set up in 1993 to provide support for micro-enterprises in the start-up and expansion phases, to promote and develop indigenous micro-enterprise po...More Button

Written Answers - Employment Figures

Was asked: the number of jobs created by the assistance of the Industrial Development Authority in County Mayo on a year by year basis for the past five years in tabular form; the breakdown of the jobs that wer...More Button

Was asked: the number of occasions that an agency (details supplied) has brought industrialists to visit locations in County Mayo in the past five years in tabular format. More Button

Was asked: the number of occasions that representatives from an agency (details supplied) have visited County Mayo in the past five years in tabular format. More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 109 to 111, inclusive, together. The Forfás Annual Employment Survey reports on job gains and losses in companies that are supported by the industrial development age...More Button

Written Answers - Enterprise Support Services

Was asked: the funding streams that are available to a new business enterprise in County Cork; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

My Department does not provide direct funding or grants to businesses but provides funding to a number of State Agencies, including the County and City Enterprise Boards (CEBs) and Enterprise Ireland,...More Button

Was asked: the sources of funding available to a person who wishes to carry out market research on an idea for a new business. More Button

My Department does not provide direct funding or grants to businesses but rather provides funding to a number of State Agencies, including the County and City Enterprise Boards (CEBs) through whom ass...More Button

Written Answers - Work Permits

Was asked: further to Parliamentary Question No. 157 of 9 February 2010, if he will furnish a reply to the issues raised; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: his plans to review the work permit system; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: his plans to review the green card system; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button


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