Bruton, Richard

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 744 No. 1

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Written Answers - Wage-Setting Mechanisms

Was asked: the position regarding legislation (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

On 26 July 2011 the Government agreed a package of radical reforms to the Joint Labour Committee and Registered Employment Agreement wage settling mechanisms. The reform proposals deal with recommenda...More Button

Written Answers - Employment Rights

Was asked: his views on questions raised in the Universal Periodic Review over the right to collective bargaining here; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

The Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review (UPR), established in accordance with Human Rights Council resolution 5/1 of 18 June 2007, held its twelfth session from 3 to 14 October 2011. The r...More Button

Was asked: if all staff employed by the Houses of the Oireachtas are covered by the Working Time Act and all relevant health and safety regulations; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

In relation to health and safety, the position is that every worker, in every sector of the economy, is protected by the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 and extant statutory instruments re...More Button

Written Answers - National Standards Authority

Was asked: if, in view of remarks (details supplied) made recently at the Coroner’s Court regarding a window blind contributing to the death of a child, regulations are expected to decrease the likelihood of a ...More Button

The latest European standard EN13120, which has been adopted by the National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI), specifies strict obligations on manufacturers of looped mechanism window blinds. The...More Button

Written Answers - Consumer Protection

Was asked: the reason retail outlets are not required to display on receipts the service charge payable when mobile phone credit is purchased in certain outlets. More Button

While it is the normal practice of retail outlets to provide a receipt, there is no requirement on them to do so under current consumer legislation. There is no direct regulation accordingly of the co...More Button

Written Answers - Employment Appeals Tribunal

Was asked: the position regarding an employment appeals tribunal case in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Dublin; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

The EAT hearing in question was held on the 29 October 2010. The determination was notified on 21 December 2010. The claim in this redundancy case was allowed in the claimants favour. The payment of ...More Button

Written Answers - Wage-Setting Mechanisms

Was asked: if, in view of the proposed re-establishment of joint labour committees, he will confirm that new legislation will not contain any proposals to change workers’ pay and conditions in a downward trend;...More Button

On 26 July 2011 the Government agreed a package of radical reforms to the Joint Labour Committee and Registered Employment Agreement wage settling mechanisms. The reform proposals deal with recommenda...More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Funding

Was asked: if he will detail the interaction between him and an organisation (details supplied), including any funding or supports offered to it; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

I have not met with the organisation or person referred to although I have agreed to meet representatives of Inner City Enterprise (’ICE’) in November, 2011. On 12 July, 2011 the Minister for Small Bu...More Button

Written Answers - Work Permits

Was asked: his views on correspondence regarding a work permit in respect of a person (details supplied). More Button

My Department processes applications in respect of the different types of employment permits and all applications are processed in line with the Employment Permits Act 2006. I wish to advise the Deput...More Button

Written Answers - Croke Park Agreement

Was asked: the position regarding the Croke Park agreement; if he has received implementation plans for this agreement from his Department and each State agency under his remit; the status of these implementati...More Button

Under the Public Service Agreement 2010-2014, my Department, its Offices and the twelve Agencies that come within my Department’s remit developed implementation plans in October 2010. The first update...More Button

Written Answers - Innovation Task Force

Was asked: his position regarding recommendation 9.5 of the report of the innovation task force on introducing an entrepreneurial tax credit. More Button

Was asked: his position regarding recommendation 9.6 of the report of the innovation task force on introducing founder share options which are eligible only for CGT treatment. More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 210 and 211 together. As specified in the report of the Innovation Task Force, the Minister for Finance is the lead actor for follow up on these recommendations, as wi...More Button

Was asked: his position regarding key recommendation 9.8 of the report of the innovation task force on launching a marketing campaign to promote Ireland as a start-up hub for innovation and export-oriented comp...More Button

Recommendation 9.8 of the report of the Innovation task Force proposed the launch of a marketing campaign, initially on a pilot basis, to promote Ireland as an excellent location for starting innovati...More Button

Written Answers - Pension Provisions

Was asked: the saving to the Exchequer if all existing public service pension payments to former employees of State agencies under the aegis of his Department were capped at €35,000 per year. More Button

The capping of existing public service pensions which are already in payment would involve changes in the terms and conditions of employment of former public servants, which is a policy matter for the...More Button


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