Dáil debates

Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2017: From the Seanad


4:25 pm

Photo of Mick BarryMick Barry (Cork North Central, Solidarity) | Oireachtas source

We will oppose the idea of the issue being kicked down the road.

There is also a significant cost to the State. The Connect trade union reckons that €300 million per annum is being lost in taxes and PRSI that otherwise would be collected if it were not for this scam.

I note the Minister spoke about bringing forward measures next year. If I remember correctly that was said during the debate on this matter during the summer. We want to see that legislation soon. The idea that it will be continually postponed is not acceptable to us. While giving full support to the legislation, in order to highlight the importance of this issue, we will call for a vote on this amendment this evening.


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