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Wolfe, George, O'Brien, Joe, Byrne, Malcolm, Ward, Mark, O'Sullivan, Pádraig

Thursday, 1 April 2021

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Redundancy Payments

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment: the measures that will be put in place to ensure workers on lay off will be able to access statutory redundancy payments swiftly in the event that their employment is no longer available after the ...More Button

Community Employment Schemes

The Community Employment Scheme (CE) is an active labour market programme designed to provide eligible long-term unemployed people and other disadvantaged persons with an opportunity to engage in u...More Button

The programme is delivered through independent CE sponsoring authorities that operate in the community and voluntary sector. The annual contract agreement between my Department and the CE sponsor...More Button

My Department provides funding towards training and material costs in addition to CE participant and CE supervisor wages on a per capita basis. CE sponsoring authorities receive this funding in l...More Button

CE supervisors are employed by CE sponsoring authorities, they are not employees of the Department. As the employer, CE sponsoring authorities provide fixed-term contracts to both new and existi...More Button

Prior to being made redundant by the Alzheimer’s Society of Ireland CE Scheme, the person concerned had been employed as an Assistant Supervisor during the period 07/05/2012 to 05/07/2013 and as ...More Button

Following an interview process the person concerned was offered a temporary Supervisor position by the sponsoring authority of the Ballyfermot Centre for Children, Young People & Families CE Sche...More Button

In 2019 the definition of a new CE supervisor was clarified as being a person who is not currently employed as a CE supervisor. Where a new CE supervisor has a new employment contract with a new...More Button

All new CE supervisors commence on Point 1 of the appropriate payscale and move by annual increments on the anniversary of their commencement date thereafter, subject to satisfactory performance. More Button

I trust this clarifies the matter.More Button

The Community Employment Scheme (CE) is an active labour market programme designed to provide eligible long-term unemployed people and other disadvantaged persons with an opportunity to engage in u...More Button

The programme is delivered through independent CE sponsoring authorities that operate in the community and voluntary sector. They are responsible for persons recruited and employed by them.More Button

My Department provides funding for CE schemes for training and material costs, in addition to CE participant and CE supervisor wages. CE sponsoring authorities receive this funding in line with ...More Button

CE supervisors are employed by CE sponsoring authorities, they are not employees of the Department. As the employer, CE sponsoring authorities provide fixed-term contracts to both new and existi...More Button

In 2019 the definition of a new CE supervisor was clarified as being a person hired by a CE sponsoring authority who is not currently employed as a CE supervisor. All new CE supervisors commence...More Button

I trust this clarifies the matter.More Button

Officials of my Department have written to representatives of the association concerned in January 2021, informing them of the next and required steps necessary to apply for additional places on an...More Button

The documentation required and details of the process to be followed in order to apply for additional places on Community Employment were sent to the sponsor organisation (St. Canice's) who were ...More Button

I confirm that, to date, no contact has been received from the organisation since January 2021.More Button

My officials are available to engage with any or all of the parties involved regarding the matter of additional places. In order to progress this query, however, the active participation in the p...More Button

Maternity Leave

Asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth: the status of efforts to provide access to paid maternity leave for parents of children born via surrogacy; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Departmental Data

The COVID-19 Stability Fund for Community and Voluntary Organisations, Charities and Social Enterprises was a cross-Government initiative, led by the Department of Rural and Community Development, ...More Button

Application data was shared with the Department of Health in order to facilitate application appraisal and grant approval, in line with the terms and conditions of the application process. The in...More Button

Community Development Projects

The Scheme to Support National Organisations in the Community and Voluntary Sector (SSNO) is a key element of my Department's support for the role of the sector in contributing to the development o...More Button