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Bruton, Richard

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 754 Nbr. 3


International Agreements: Motion

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International Co-operation: Motion

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Written Answers - Health and Safety Regulations

Was asked: if he will ensure that proper safety precautions are being taken in the national car test sites and that workers’ health and safety guidelines are respected, especially in regard to the full ...More Button

Government Ministers do not have responsibilities under occupational health and safety legislation insofar as National Car Test Centres are concerned.More Button

The National Car Test Centres are places of work which like all other workplaces are subject to health and safety legislation. It is the employer’s duty to ensure that worker’s health a...More Button

Employers have a duty under the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 to ensure that the potential hazards to their employees are identified and controlled so as to either eliminate or minimi...More Button

In all workplaces, an employer is required to have a health and safety management system, including a site-specific safety statement and risk assessment that identifies the controls that are in pla...More Button

Employees at a place of work should be advised of and familiar with what the identified risks and controls are.More Button

The Health and Safety Authority is the national statutory body with responsibility for enforcing occupational safety and health law and, where breaches of such law are identified, the Authority tak...More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Agencies

Was asked: if he will provide an update on the planned transfer of a site (details supplied) to Cork County Council from the Industrial Development Agency; the stage the project is currently at; if he will co...More Button

The purchase and disposal of lands by IDA Ireland is a matter for which the agency has been assigned responsibility under legislation and is one in which I have no direct role.More Button

IDA Ireland has informed me that it is currently progressing the transfer of lands at Miles and Cloheen, Clonakilty and Brookpark, Dunmanway with Cork County Council. The contract documents are be...More Button

Was asked: if he will detail the grants made by county enterprise boards in each of the 26 counties for the past five years. More Button

The role of the County and City Enterprise Boards (CEBs) is to provide support for micro-enterprises in the start-up and expansion phases, to promote and develop indigenous micro-enterprise potenti...More Button

CEB Grant Payments 2006-2010More Button

*Cork North CEB piloted a move from Measure 1 Grant Aid to an interest Paid Small Business Loan Scheme in 2000. In conjunction with the Credit Unions in the area, Cork North CEB operated an Intere...More Button

Was asked: if he will detail the grants made by Science Foundation Ireland in each of the 26 counties for the past five years. More Button

Was asked: if the Director of Corporate Enforcement and the National Employment Rights Authority have requested permission to employ additional staff; the date of each request; if each request was approved, p...More Button

In May 2005 the Director of Corporate Enforcement sought additional staff for his Office. In 2007 it was agreed to provide 8 additional staff to the Office. The Department of Justice and Equality a...More Button

No request has been made by NERA for additional staff.More Button

Written Answers - Housing Management Companies

Was asked: the number of estate management companies registered with the Companies Office for the purposes of managing private residential developments; if he will provide information as to the number of such...More Button

As part of the company incorporation process companies must indicate to the Companies Registration Office the purpose for which the company is being formed and indicate an activity in the State in ...More Button

In relation to the Deputy’s question the relevant business activity in accordance with the classification system in use is “Management of real estate on a fee or contract basis”. Currently on...More Button

In 2008, there were no such companies placed into insolvent liquidation. In the years from 2009 to 2011 there were four, nine and nine such companies placed into insolvent liquidation respectively.More Button

Written Answers - Job Creation

Was asked: the cost per job created by the Industrial Development Agency in County Tipperary for each year since 2007. More Button

The cost per job as published in IDA Ireland’s Annual Reports for the years 2009 and 2010, which are available on the agency’s web-site, is set out in the accompanying table. Informati...More Button

IDA Cost Per Job Sustained Constant 2010 PricesMore Button

Source: Forfás Annual Employment Survey 2010.More Button

Note: The cost per job sustained is calculated by taking into account all IDA Ireland expenditure to all firms in the period of calculation. Only jobs created during and sustained to the end of eac...More Button

Was asked: the grants awarded by the Industrial Development Agency in County Tipperary for 2010; and the number of jobs created or maintained by each grant. More Button

I am informed by IDA Ireland that details of grants approved and paid to individual companies is not made publicly available as disclosure of such information could compromise the Agency’s ne...More Button

IDA Ireland has also explained that grants paid in any particular year do not necessarily relate to projects approved in that year and that, cosequently, there is no corelation between grants paid ...More Button

The number of jobs created in County Tipperary during 2010 is outlined in the table:More Button

Was asked: the number of Enterprise Ireland jobs that were provided and supported in each of the 26 counties for the past five years by Enterprise Ireland, the county enterprise boards and Science Foundation ...More Button

This is a day-to-day operational matter for the agencies and enterprise boards concerned. I understand that Enterprise Ireland and Science Foundation Ireland have provided the information requeste...More Button

Written Answers - Employment Permits

Was asked: the status of six employment permit applications submitted on 29 September 2011 by an employer (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 De...More Button

Written Answers - Enterprise Support Services

Was asked: if he will detail the grants made by Enterprise Ireland in each of the 26 counties for the past five years. More Button

This is a day-to-day operational matter for Enterprise Ireland. I understand that Enterprise Ireland provided the information requested directly to the Deputy in reply to PQ40812/11 answered on 11 ...More Button

Written Answers - Industrial Development

Was asked: the number of Industrial Development Agency supported jobs currently in existence on a county basis; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

I am informed by IDA Ireland that, at the end of 2011, there were 130,499 people employed in Ireland in 1,004 companies supported by the Agency. The following table, which has been compiled by IDA...More Button

IDA Ireland Jobs Created and Loss by County and by Region from 2007 to 2011More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Funding

Was asked: the amount of public funds that have been allocated to Waterford City Enterprise Board for the years 2008, 2009 2010 and 2011; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: the number of jobs that have been created in Waterford city in the years 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 as a result of support of the Waterford City Enterprise Board; and if he will make a statement on ...More Button

Was asked: the number of grants that have been awarded by the Waterford City Enterprise Board for the years 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: the number of businesses that have been supported in Waterford city by Waterford City Enterprise Board in the years 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 in tabular form. More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 220 to 223, inclusive, together.More Button

The role of the County and City Enterprise Boards (CEBs) is to provide support for micro-enterprises in the start-up and expansion phases, to promote and develop indigenous micro-enterprise potenti...More Button

Exchequer funding is made available to the CEBs at the start of each year under the Estimates Process. In addition, where savings are identified elsewhere in the Department during the course of the...More Button

P6766 — Exchequer Allocations under the Estimates Process (i.e. at the start of each year) to Waterford City Enterprise Board — 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011More Button

Source: CEB Co-ordination Unit.More Button

*Savings within DJEI enabled further Exchequer funds to be made available to the CEBs in 3rd Quarter 2010. Waterford City requested and received an additional Capital allocation of €134,060, b...More Button

**No request for additional Capital funding was requested when additional Exchequer funds (from DJEI savings) became available in 3rd quarter 2011.More Button

P6767 — Jobs Created in Waterford City as a result of support by the CEB in 2008, 2009, 2010 (figures for 2011 are not yet available)More Button

Source: CEB Co-ordination Unit.More Button

P6768 — Number of Projects/Businesses Grant Assisted (i.e. Grants approved for assistance) by Waterford City Enterprise Board 2008, 2009, 2010 (2011 not yet available)More Button

Source: CEB Co-ordination Unit.More Button

P6769 — Number of Businesses that have been supported by Waterford City Enterprise Board 2008, 2009, 2010 (2011 not yet available)More Button

Source: CEB Co-ordination Unit.More Button

Written Answers - Unemployment Levels

Was asked: if he can outline the way his action plan for jobs will tackle youth unemployment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

The Government will shortly publish a policy statement on labour market activation, “Pathways to Work”, which will set out its strategies to tackle unemployment and help job seekers to get back to ...More Button

In addition, I am currently finalising the 2012 Action Plan for Jobs on behalf of the Government, for publication in the coming weeks. The Plan will contain a significant number of tangible measur...More Button

The 2012 Action Plan will mark a new process by the Government of outlining its plans to support job creation on an annual basis, with the aim having 100,000 more people in work by 2016 and two mil...More Button

Question No. 226 withdrawn.More Button