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O'Rourke, Mary

Tuesday, 8 October 1996

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 469 Nbr. 5

Adjournment Debate. - Irish Ferries' Dispute.

I wish to share my time with Deputy Hugh Byrne who has an interest in the matter.More Button

As regards the various matters that have been raised on the Adjournment I am glad the relevant Minister of State is here for this one.More Button

The decision by Irish Ferries to suddenly cancel the Rosslare to Le Havre service must be challenged by the Government. If Irish Ferries drop this service it will have huge implications for the ec...More Button

The cancellation has major implications for the staff of Irish Ferries. The proposals include laying off 200 permanent and temporary staff for seven months. As well as this hardship they are bein...More Button

Irish Ferries came about because of a deal that was done with the State in relation to the B & I Line, a deal that was specially constructed, including favourable terms on the basis that Irish Fer...More Button

This news was broken to the staff of Irish Ferries through the news media. This seems to be the trend in management dealings with staff. There have been several examples of this — at Packard...More Button

In the case of Irish Ferries it appears there was no prior consultation and no attempt to show figures or explain why the decision was being taken, although to my mind the company cannot give such ...More Button

Written Answers. - Urban Renewal Scheme.

Asked the Minister for the Environment: if he has considered urban renewal designation for smaller towns throughout the country; and if he will review the position of Moate, County Westmeath, in this regard.More Button