Barrett, Richard Boyd

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 764 No. 1

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Leaders’ Questions

The Government and the Taoiseach have shown great urgency in ramming through legislation to impose austerity and cuts on working people in this country. With his new best pals in Fianna Fáil, he is s...More Button

Where is his energy and urgency when it comes to protecting worker’s rights in this country? Over the past year we have seen a litany of cases where workers in Jane Norman, La Senza, Lagan Brick, Vit...More Button

——one of the biggest companies in the country and one of the most profitable. Last year CRH boosted its profits by 33% to nearly €750 million——More Button

——and its CEO, Mr. Myles Lee, was paid €2.4 million in salary and bonuses. A third of that, his salary alone, would pay the workers the moneys they are owed.More Button

Will the Taoiseach condemn Irish Cement and CRH for their despicable treatment of these workers and tell them to pay the money these workers are owed, as the Labour Court has recommended? Will he pul...More Button

As the Taoiseach of the country, will he insist those workers are paid and allowed to return to work, where they want to be?More Button

You should.More Button

My point was that the Taoiseach shows great urgency and energy when it comes to protecting the interests of bankers, bondholders, financiers and the super-wealthy.More Button

Can he show the same energy, enthusiasm and urgency when it comes to protecting the rights of workers which are being trampled on in a whole series of cases by rogue and unscrupulous employers? I am ...More Button

Will the Taoiseach condemn CRH and Irish Cement’s failure to do what the Labour Court has recommended and pay these workers the money? Will he directly contact Irish Cement and CRH and point out to t...More Button

The Taoiseach intervened.More Button

Order of Business

The citizens of the country will have been scandalised again today to find that top management and executives in banks bailed out and financed by the public——More Button

Vast numbers of them are earning in excess of €100,000 and €200,000 per year.More Button

We have examined the draft of the fiscal responsibility Bill. I am surprised there is nothing in it relating to remuneration of the top managers and executives.More Button

Are further amendments proposed to the fiscal responsibility Bill? Will there be another Bill to deal with this matter and to rein in the obscene salaries of top executives and managers in our banks.More Button

Protection of Employees (Amendment) Bill 2012: Second Stage (Resumed)

In the year since the Government came to office we have had a litany of cases in which workers were treated in a disgraceful fashion by rogue and unscrupulous employers. Workers at Jane Norman have s...More Button

Question again put: “That the Bill be now read a Second Time.”
Yes IndicatorVoted Yes More Button

Written Answers - Semi-State Companies

Asked the minister: if a company (details supplied) is a contractor for Bord Gáis; if it is in line for the contract to install water meters; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Consultancy Contracts

Asked the minister: the costs to his Department for expenditure on outside consultancies; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Burial Grounds

Asked the minister: the reasons that Islamic burial plots in south Dublin cemeteries cost substantially more than other plots; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Water Services

Asked the minister: if he will consider investing in the water infrastructure as both a water saving measure and job creation measure; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button


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