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Written Answers — Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation: Work Permits Applications (12 Dec 2019)

Heather Humphreys: In March 2018, following a comprehensive review of the occupation lists for employment permit purposes, the employment permits system was amended to broaden the availability of permits to all chef grades, with the exception of commis chef ,subject to a quota of 610. The Employment Permits Section of my Department informs me that this quota has now exhausted. The application of a quota is to...

Written Answers — Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation: Departmental Budgets (12 Dec 2019)

Heather Humphreys: The Expenditure Report published by the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform as part of the Budget process set the 2020 capital allocation for my Department at €630m. This represents an increase of €10million on our 2019 capital allocation of €620million. The distribution of this allocation to the various capital programmes on my Department’s Vote will be...

Written Answers — Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation: Enterprise Support Schemes (12 Dec 2019)

Heather Humphreys: On 6th December 2019, my colleague Joe McHugh TD and I announced funding to be awarded by Enterprise Ireland under the Regional Technology Clustering Fund. The Regional Technology Clustering Fund provides a platform for engagement between enterprise and regionally-based academic institutions – the Institutes of Technology (IoT) and Technological Universities (TU) – in order to...

Written Answers — Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation: Departmental Expenditure (12 Dec 2019)

Heather Humphreys: The Ministers of my Department have not been issued with credit cards. The Department itself operates a total of three credit cards. These cards have been issued to named senior officials whose areas of responsibility may involve the on-line purchase of goods and services required by the Department.. There are defined procedures for the use of the Department's credit cards. These procedures...

Written Answers — Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation: Enterprise Support Services Provision (12 Dec 2019)

Heather Humphreys: The Local Enterprise Offices are the ‘First Stop Shop’ for anyone seeking information and support on starting or growing a business in Ireland. The Local Enterprise Office provides advice, information and support to anyone starting up or growing their business. With 31 dedicated teams across the Local Authority network in Ireland, Local Enterprise Offices offer you a wide range...

Written Answers — Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation: Brexit Data (12 Dec 2019)

Heather Humphreys: InterTradeIreland (ITI) is playing a major role as part of the Government’s wider Brexit response. It provides a range of Brexit supports and advice through its special Brexit Advisory Service. That service has engaged with more than 5,402 SMEs this year, in addition to the 4,175 SMEs it assisted in 2018. The cost of ITI’s Brexit Advisory Service for 2018 and 2019 was...

Written Answers — Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation: Enterprise Support Services Provision (12 Dec 2019)

Heather Humphreys: The Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund (DTIF) is a €500 million fund established under Project Ireland 2040 and forms a key part in the delivery of Pillar 1, embracing innovation and technological change, under the Future Jobs Ireland framework. A particular focus of the Fund is to encourage research, development and innovation collaboration between enterprises located in...

Written Answers — Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation: Work Permits Data (11 Dec 2019)

Heather Humphreys: In May 2018, a pilot quota-based scheme was introduced to remove the occupations of horticulture worker, meat processing operative and dairy farm assistant from the ineligible occupations list. The scheme allows workers from non-EEA countries to access employment opportunities. The application of a quota-based system is to ensure that in the longer-term, strategies are put in place to...

Written Answers — Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation: Retail Sector (11 Dec 2019)

Heather Humphreys: As Chair of the Retail Consultation Forum, I am conscious of the impact of digital transformation for the retail sector. The growth in demand for shopping online domestically and globally is driving the retail sector more broadly to develop its online capability in order to enhance its competitiveness. To enable retailers to increase their customer base and build a more resilient...

Written Answers — Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation: Retail Sector (11 Dec 2019)

Heather Humphreys: As Chair of the Retail Consultation Forum, I am acutely aware of the transformation which the retail sector is undergoing. The growth in demand for shopping online domestically and globally is driving the retail sector more broadly to develop its online capability in order to enhance its competitiveness. Retailing supports jobs in every city, town and village in the country, with one in every...

Written Answers — Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation: Departmental Advertising Expenditure (11 Dec 2019)

Heather Humphreys: Details of expenditure incurred by my Department during 2019 for the implementation of ongoing communications strategy initiatives which highlight schemes and programmes operated under the auspices of my Department including advertising and promotion on television, radio, newspapers and online are set out in the attached table. Many of the acquired videos are retweeted at various intervals on...

Written Answers — Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation: Departmental Advertising Expenditure (11 Dec 2019)

Heather Humphreys: Details of expenses incurred by my Department to date in 2019 for the commissioning, development, production, promotion and online sharing of videos which highlight schemes and programmes operated by my Department are set out in the attached table. Many of the videos are retweeted at various intervals on social media platforms or shown at related events to ensure continued promotion of my...

Written Answers — Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation: Ministerial Travel (11 Dec 2019)

Heather Humphreys: Details of foreign travel during the period in question by the Ministers and Ministers of State in the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation are published on my Department's website at the following address:

Written Answers — Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation: Work Permits Eligibility (10 Dec 2019)

Heather Humphreys: The State's general policy is to promote the sourcing of labour and skills needs from within the workforce of the State and other EEA states. Where specific skills prove difficult to source within the State and EEA, the employment permits system offers a conduit into the Irish labour market for non-EEA nationals with in-demand skills and is operated as a vacancy led system. The system...

Written Answers — Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation: Small and Medium Enterprises Supports (10 Dec 2019)

Heather Humphreys: Possessing strong management skills, and putting them into practice, is key to the success of any firm. Management skills have been linked to improving productivity, firm growth and firm survival. A recent OECD report identifies management skills as one of the key ways to improve SME productivity in Ireland. Data from the World Management Survey – based on a study conducted in 2009...

Written Answers — Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation: Corporate Governance (10 Dec 2019)

Heather Humphreys: The “Measures to Enhance Ireland’s Corporate, Economic and Regulatory Framework”, was published in November 2017. It laid out a comprehensive set of actions to ensure that the legal and regulatory environment in Ireland in the area of corporate, economic and regulatory crime is subject to regular scrutiny and review so that it is strengthened appropriately to meet...

Written Answers — Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation: Personal Injuries Commission (10 Dec 2019)

Heather Humphreys: The establishment of the Personal Injuries Commission (PIC) under the remit of my Department was a recommendation from the Cost of Insurance Working Group Report on the Cost of Motor Insurance approved by Government and published in January 2017. The first Personal Injuries Commission (PIC) Report was published in December 2017 and contained four recommendations, that report sets out...

Written Answers — Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation: Departmental Advertising Campaigns (10 Dec 2019)

Heather Humphreys: Details of advertising campaigns, promotional events and launches planned by my Department for the first six months of 2020 are set out in the attached table. It is not possible at this stage to estimate the costs for certain campaigns as they are in the early stages of planning. In line with this Government’s ongoing outreach programme of engagement with stakeholders on contingency...

Written Answers — Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation: Data Sharing Arrangements (10 Dec 2019)

Heather Humphreys: On the basis of the clarifications that have been provided by the Deputy’s Office to my Department’s officials, I wish to confirm that my Department does not currently use cloud based commercial services for storing personal data in relation to members of the public. In general, Government Departments, as Data Controllers, are required to have binding contracts in place...

Written Answers — Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation: Freedom of Information Data (10 Dec 2019)

Heather Humphreys: Details of the number of Freedom of Information requests in which the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation and it’s offices, made a decision to fully deny and the number of requests in which the Information Commissioner overturned the decision of the Department in each of the years 2016 to 2018 and to date in 2019 are outlined in the tables below. Total FOI...

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