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Fahey, Frank

Tuesday, 3 December 2002

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 558 Nbr. 4

Written Answers. - Local Employment Service.

FÁS, the state agency with responsibility for training and employment services and which operates under the aegis of my Department, has accepted the recommendations of the task force on the ...More Button

Currently, there are community employment, CE, projects specifically dedicated to Travellers in Kerry, Limerick, Galway, Offaly, Meath, Louth, Dublin, Wicklow and Waterford. At the beginning of Oct...More Button

While Traveller representatives have already indicated to this Department that, for cultural reasons, Travellers prefer to be self employed, my Department has invited Traveller representative organ...More Button

Written Answers. - Job Losses.

The statutory obligation under section 14(1) of the Protection of Employment Act, 1977, prohibiting collective redundancies taking effect before the expiry of the 30 days notification period, does ...More Button

However, under section 6 of the European Communities (Protection of Employment) Regulations, 2000, an employee or a trade union, staff association or excepted body on behalf of an employee may pres...More Button

Written Answers. - FÁS Training Programmes.

There are a number of incentives which can be availed of by small and medium enterprises for investment in e-learning opportunities.More Button

FÁS and Enterprise Ireland provide a range of training supports for client companies. E-learning can be included in the range of supports to these client companies as part of the their overa...More Button

The recent call for proposals, issued by my Department, under the in-company training measure of the EHRDOP sought, inter alia, project proposals for the development of training systems via e-lear...More Button

The 2002-2003 calls for proposals under the Leonardo Da Vinci II programme, the EU vocational training programme, prioritises the development of new approaches to develop basic skills including ICT...More Button

Question No. 154 answered with Question No. 147.More Button

Written Answers. - Protection of Young Persons.

In conjunction with the introduction of a national minimum wage in 2000, the Government authorised an increase in the labour inspectorate to 17 inspectors which equated to almost a 100% increase in...More Button

Inspectors carry out night-time work as part of their normal conditions of service and that element of their duties is almost exclusively related to the work of the enforcement of the Protection of...More Button

During the years 2000 to date some 1,235 night-time inspections were undertaken while there were 3,421 day-time inspections during the same period. In addition, the employment rights information un...More Button

Accordingly, I am satisfied that there is sufficient targeting of the conditions of employment of young persons so as to act as a deterrent to their excessive working during the school week. Howev...More Button