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Smith, Bríd

Tuesday, 5 March 2019

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


External Service Delivery

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: the proposed changes to the external workplace investigation service framework; the firms providing services; and the cost of such services since 2012. More Button

I ask the Minister about the proposed changes to the external workplace investigation service framework, the firms providing services and the cost of such services since 2012.More Button

According to the Office of Government Procurement, it outsources the service because it offers benefits, including: "Competitive rates; Flexibility in draw-down process to enable end-users to tailo...More Button

There are existing human resources capabilities within each Department and it is a role of the public service to provide human resources in each Department.More Button

External Service Delivery (Continued)

We have the Workplace Relations Commission, WRC, which provides a human resources, HR, facility. The reason I am concerned is that I am aware of the firms involved, which the Minister has named. ...More Button

It is not impartial to guarantee satisfaction for the employer.More Button

National Children's Hospital Expenditure

That is not the question the Minister was asked.More Button

Community Sector High Level Forum

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: if the total amount of providing pension entitlements to community employment supervisors in line with the Labour Court proposal has been costed; if funding will be made available in the coming per...More Button

It is ironic that the Government is constantly warning about pension time bombs and the need to force or cajole workers into pension schemes, yet here it is refusing to acknowledge the State's resp...More Button

Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union (Consequential Provisions) Bill 2019: Committee Stage (Continued)

Will the Minister answer that question first?More Button

You want me to ask my question first.More Button

The previous Deputy said it was a brave thing to say, but I accept it. I accept that it is the Minister's intention to have reciprocal arrangements, which is very welcome. It is an indicator that...More Button

It would allow the women of Northern Ireland who showed so much solidarity to us throughout a hard campaign, to avail of a reciprocal arrangement. They would be able to avail of that service on th...More Button

Public Service Stability Agreement

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: his plans to remove members of a union (details supplied) from the provisions of the Public Service Stability Agreement 2018-2020; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: the consequences for trade unions that are not covered by the Public Service Stability Agreement 2018-2020, specifically the loss of increments and proposed pay rises for non-covered public servant...More Button

Office of Government Procurement

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: the companies the public service can procure services from in the area of industrial relations and human resource support specifically for industrial relations investigations relating to disciplina...More Button

Employment Rights

Asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection: when a person can take a case to the Workplace Relations Commission, WRC, under the Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2018, in cases in which their employer is not complying with the provis...More Button