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Brady, John

Thursday, 4 April 2019

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Social Welfare Rates

Asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection: if she will consider the proposals put forward in the Social Welfare Commission Bill 2018 in order to ensure the adequacy of social welfare payments; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Last October, I introduced the Social Welfare Commission Bill 2018. The intention behind it is to ensure adequacy in social welfare payments across the board. Has the Minister had an opportunity ...More Button

I thank the Minister for her reply. It was the top priority at last year's pre-budget forum meeting in July that there would be adequacy in the setting of social welfare payments right across the ...More Button

I thank the Minister for that. In the context of the Bill I introduced last October, I carried out an extensive engagement with all of the groups involved, including Social Justice Ireland, the Vi...More Button

Is it a strategy to launch it a few days before the European elections?More Button

Community Employment Schemes Supervisors

Discussions might find joint solutions.More Button

Employment Rights

Asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection: the proposals she recently brought to Cabinet regarding bogus self-employment; her plans to progress these measures; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Employment Rights (Continued)

To hear the Minister put forward arguments from employers that there have been genuine errors in classifying people as self-employed reminds me of when IBEC appeared before the committee last week ...More Button

I reiterate that bogus self-employment exists even in the House. The camera operators filming proceedings are engaged in a number of scope section discussions with the Department. Bogus self-em...More Button

Pensions Reform

Asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection: the status of her plans to introduce auto-enrolment; the stage plans are at; the next steps; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

I wish to ask the Minister about the status of her plans to introduce auto-enrolment. The consultation period ended last November. What are the next steps? I call on the Minister to make a state...More Button

Pensions Reform (Continued)

We welcome any provision that will mean additional financial security for workers when they reach old age. That said, we have some concerns in regard to the Strawman that was published and we made...More Button

Hopefully, the Minister will publish that document and she has said she will furnish it to the joint committee. I look forward to seeing it and scrutinising it. The crucial elements are the contr...More Button

Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation (Continued)

Yesterday, Action Health Enterprises, which is engaged by the HSE to build primary care centres in Arklow and Greystones in County Wicklow, made the announcement it is not going ahead with those pr...More Button

Jobseeker's Payments

Asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection: the date for the publication of the report into the impact of reduced jobseeker's payments for persons aged 18 to 25 years of age which was due to be published two years ago; and if she will make a...More Button

JobPath Data

Asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection: the number of persons referred to JobPath since 2015; the number of those that have commenced employment which has been sustained for 12 months or more; and if she will make a statement on the matt...More Button

State Pensions

Asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection: her plans to set up a taskforce which would consider the appropriate level of pensionable age and make recommendations in view of the way in which pension age increases were agreed without consulta...More Button

Ministerial Dialogue

Asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection: the status of her engagements with stakeholders as committed to in the Social Welfare, Pensions and Civil Registration Act 2018 in relation to adequacy of social welfare payments; and if she will m...More Button