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Bruton, Richard

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 765 Nbr. 3

Comptroller and Auditor General (Amendment) Bill 2012: Second Stage (Resumed).

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Written Answers - Industrial Disputes

Was asked: the measures that will be taken to ensure that a company complies with a recommendation of the Labour Court; the recourse a person might have in cases where a company is unwilling to act on a recom...More Button

The system of industrial relations in Ireland is essentially voluntarist in nature with the terms and conditions of employment of workers being determined in the main by a process of voluntary nego...More Button

In general, Irish law does not try to impose a solution on parties to an industrial relations dispute, but rather is designed to help support the parties in resolving their differences. The State ...More Button

The experience and expertise of the State’s industrial relations machinery offers the best avenue for resolving issues in dispute. It is expected that the parties to a dispute come to the pro...More Button

Even what often appears to be the most intractable of disputes is capable of resolution where both sides engage constructively and in good faith in this voluntary process. The principle of good fai...More Button

However, responsibility for the resolution of disputes remains a matter for the parties involved.More Button

Written Answers - Planning Issues

Was asked: the position regarding a company (details supplied) in Dublin 17. More Button

I understand that the issue of concern relates to a planning permit and is therefore not a matter in which I have any function.More Button

Further to previous concerns raised by the Deputy, Enterprise Ireland contacted the company to offer any relevant enterprise related supports. The agency will continue to engage with the company i...More Button

Written Answers - Regulatory Impact Assessments

Was asked: the number and description of any regulatory impact assessments that have been undertaken by his Department on legislation or proposed legislation since 9 March 2011; the stage in the legislative/p...More Button

The information requested by the Deputy in relation to Regulatory Impact Assessments (RIAs) carried out in my Department since 9 March 2011 is set out in the tables:More Button

Written Answers - Work Permits

Was asked: the [397]position regarding an appeal in respect of an employment permit application on behalf of a person (details supplied) in County Cork. More Button

I wish to advise the Deputy that this Work Permit application was refused on the 10th April 2012 on the grounds that it is current Government policy to issue new employment permits only in respect ...More Button

Furthermore permits are issued in respect of employment where it is established that a minimum salary of €30,000 per annum is on offer, based on a 39 hour week. In this instance the salary adv...More Button

The applicant was notified of this decision in writing and of their right to appeal this decision within 21 days. Appeals are processed in date of receipt order and this application will be proces...More Button

Written Answers - Appointments to State Boards

Was asked: the appointments made by him to State boards under the remit of his Department since March 2011 that were advertised; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

The Deputy will be aware that Government policy is to introduce greater transparency in the appointment process. In line with this policy and in an effort to broaden the pool of suitable candidates...More Button

IDA IrelandMore Button

Mr. Alan W. Gray and Ms Mary Campbell were appointed to the Board of IDA Ireland on 6th February 2012. While these posts were publicly advertised, neither of those appointed applied through the exp...More Button

National Standards Authority of Ireland Board (NSAI)More Button

Ms Barbara O’Leary and Mr. Terry Landers were appointed to the Board of NSAI on 6th March 2012. Both appointments were publicly advertised and Ms O’Leary and Mr. Landers both applied th...More Button

National Consumer Agency (NCA)More Button

Ms Colleen Savage and Mr. Eugene Gallagher were appointed to the Board of the National Consumer Agency on 6th May 2012. Both appointments were publicly advertised and Mr. Gallagher applied through...More Button

I have just launched a further expressions of interest campaign in respect of Board vacancies that have arisen or are due to arise over the coming months. In this respect, my overriding focus is to...More Button