Wednesday, 27 April 2005
Brian Cowen (Minister, Department of Finance; Laois-Offaly, Fianna Fail)
Obviously everybody is concerned at what they have learnt about this matter since the latest issues were brought to our attention earlier this year. The Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment responded immediately with the labour inspectorate report which is now the subject of High Court proceedings as the Deputy will be aware. As soon as the Revenue Commissioners have an opportunity to examine the matter, I am sure they will make whatever recommendations they feel are necessary and we can take the matter from there. Until that examination takes place and we have received that advice, I am not in a position to say or do anything more than state the present position and recognise that this is an ongoing matter.