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Canney, Seán

Wednesday, 3 July 2019

Dáil Éireann Debate
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Death of Former Member: Expressions of Sympathy (Continued)

I thank the Leas-Cheann Comhairle. I apologise for not being here. I was at a ministerial function and I had to pull myself away from it to try to get here. If I get a fine for speeding, we will...More Button

He will be all right. As Mark's neighbour and a family friend, it is important to say that the Killileas and Canneys were always great friends and they still are.More Button

Everybody talks about his political agility, his political wit and so on, but what I remember most about Mark Killilea was that he was a neighbour and a friend. When we were up in Bob Scales's lan...More Button

From the point of view of Belclare, we have lost someone great in that we have lost Mark Killilea. Corofin has lost someone great.More Button

What lives on is his memory and all the stories that go with that. Last week, we talked about the late Jackie Healy-Rae. Who originally referred to the common person who ate their dinner in the...More Button

Cork Mail Centre: Motion [Private Members] (Continued)

An Post's announcement that it is to close its mail centre has undoubtedly been very difficult for An Post's workers, their families and the wider Cork area. The Government very much welcomes the ...More Button

An Post has committed to dealing with the closure and its impact on workers affected in a sensitive manner. I am pleased to note that An Post has engaged, and is continuing to engage, with the C...More Button

The financial challenges facing An Post have been well documented and, as Deputies will be aware, are primarily due to the impact of email and other forms of online communication on mail volumes....More Button

In the face of the serious declines in the volume of mail and post office business, the board of An Post oversaw the preparation of a strategic plan setting out a transformation of the company in...More Button

Reflecting its commitment to sustaining a nationwide post office network and daily mail service, the Government made €30 million available in State funding which is being used to support the rene...More Button

Critically important decisions have been made and An Post has been stabilised because of the action that has been taken. The implementation of the strategic plan is continuing to yield results. ...More Button

An Post employs 9,000 staff and it continues to have a strong rural focus. As noted earlier, An Post will employ almost 1,000 people in the Cork area. It is important to understand the extent o...More Button

The closure of a mail centre was considered by the Labour Court in its recommendation of September 2017. The recommendation was that payment of a 2% pay increase from 1 July 2017 was conditional...More Button

An Post has indicated that the closure will result in savings of €11 million per year and that the company will invest €15 million in its parcel infrastructure in Cork and the wider region over t...More Button

Where such difficult decisions have to be made, they must be made in the best interests of the company, its employees and its customers by the board which has been put in place to lead and direct...More Button