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Humphreys, Heather

Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Dáil Éireann Debate
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Work Permits Applications

Was asked: the status of an application for a work permit by a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

The Employment Permits Section of my Department informs me that an application for a Critical Skills Employment Permit for the person concerned was received on 11th June 2018.

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Immigration Policy

Was asked: her plans to standardise and register home care workers in cases in which all carers are documented and regularised in their immigration status for the home care industry; and if she will make a st...More Button

At my request, my Department is currently conducting a review of economic migration policies underpinning the current employment permits system to ensure that our policies are fully supportive of I...More Button

Where specific skills prove difficult to source within the State and wider EEA, an employment permit may be sought by an employer to hire a non-EEA national. The employment permits system is man...More Button

Changes to access to the Irish labour market for specific occupations via the employment permits system are made on the basis of research undertaken by the Expert Group of Future Skills Needs and...More Button

Care workers are currently included on the Ineligible Categories of Employment List (ICEL). In order to remove a skill from this list, there would need to be a clear demonstration that recruitme...More Button

I am aware that my colleague, Minister of State Daly, with special responsibility for Older People, has had various meetings with the nursing home sector and I understand Minister Daly is willing...More Button

The establishment of national standards and a register for home care workers would be the responsibility of the Department of Health.More Button

Industrial Relations

Was asked: if her Department will investigate the colleague representative committee in a company (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Tribunals of Inquiry Recommendations

Was asked: if all recommendations of the Moriarty tribunal have been implemented; the recommendations that are outstanding; and when they will be implemented.More Button

The Moriarty Tribunal made a number of recommendations which relate to the responsibilities of a number of Departments.

  With regard to matters that fall under my Department's r...More Button

Departmental Contracts Data

Was asked: the number of times her Department has engaged polling companies and-or Irish market researchers to conduct research on its behalf in each of the past two years; the names of such companies; the co...More Button

Details of contracts that my Department has signed with polling companies and market research companies in 2016 and 2017 are set out in the table.

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Economic Competitiveness

Was asked: the unit within her Department that co-ordinates a cross-departmental response to the national competitiveness report. More Button

The National Competitiveness Council (NCC) reports to the Taoiseach and the Government, through the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, on key competitiveness issues facing the Irish ...More Button

The Council annually publishes its recommendations on policy actions required to enhance Ireland's competitiveness in its Competitiveness Challenge Report. As part of this report, the Council pro...More Button

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