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Written Answers — Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment: Regional Development (18 Apr 2024)

Dara Calleary: Regional development is a key element of the Government's enterprise policy and is fully reflected in the Strategies of our Enterprise Development Agencies. IDA Ireland is targeting that at least half of all investments - that is 400 of 800 - from 2021 to 2024 to regional locations. The IDA Mid-West Region, including County Clare, has 159 IDA client companies in the region, employing over...

Written Answers — Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment: Regional Development (18 Apr 2024)

Dara Calleary: Balanced regional enterprise development is a key focus for me and this Government, as reaffirmed in the White Paper on Enterprise. My Department contributes to this agenda in several ways, including through the development, implementation and oversight of nine Regional Enterprise Plans (REPs). The West REP is implemented at a regional level by a Steering Committee made up of stakeholders...

Written Answers — Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment: Business Regulation (18 Apr 2024)

Dara Calleary: As identified in the Government’s White Paper on Enterprise 2022-2030, a well-functioning regulatory environment is an essential condition, underpinning a competitive and productive economy. Ireland has long been considered a conducive environment for enterprise to develop and grow and we continue to perform well across a range of indicators for the business and regulatory environment....

Written Answers — Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment: Export Controls (18 Apr 2024)

Dara Calleary: My Department is the National Competent Authority with responsibility for Export Controls, including Controls on defence-related exports and exports of Dual-Use goods. Controls on the export of Dual-use items are administered by my Department, in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2021/821 of the European Parliament and of the Council setting up a Union regime for the control of exports,...

Written Answers — Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment: Insurance Industry (18 Apr 2024)

Dara Calleary: The reform and enhancement of the Injuries Resolution Board, with the overarching aim to have more claims settled through the Board, has been a priority for me since taking office. We are now seeing the strengthening of the Board through the Personal Injuries Resolution Board Act 2022, bringing new functions for the agency and significantly the introduction of a mediation service for...

Written Answers — Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment: Artificial Intelligence (18 Apr 2024)

Dara Calleary: I very much welcome the recent approval of the EU Artificial Intelligence Act by the European Parliament, and I look forward to its formal adoption by the EU in the coming weeks. This is a pioneering regulation, the most comprehensive AI regulation anywhere in the world. I am very pleased that the EU is leading on one of the most important regulatory challenges of our time, and that...

Written Answers — Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment: Insurance Industry (18 Apr 2024)

Dara Calleary: I welcome the Supreme Court’s ruling in Bridget Delaney vs. the Personal Injuries Assessment Board, the Judicial Council, Ireland and the Attorney General, upholding the Personal Injuries Guidelines and affirming their constitutionality. The implementation of the Guidelines alongside the strengthening of the Injuries Resolution Board formed a key part of the Government’s...

Written Answers — Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment: Co-operative Sector (18 Apr 2024)

Dara Calleary: The Co-operative Societies Bill is being drafted being mindful of the diverse nature of the co-operative sector. The Bill aims to provide as much flexibility as possible, thereby empowering individual co-operative societies to make appropriate provision in their rules to reflect the nature of their operations and their own particular ethos. Accordingly, the provisions are broadly applicable...

Written Answers — Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment: Insurance Industry (18 Apr 2024)

Dara Calleary: My Department has been involved in the Action Plan for Insurance Reform from the beginning. The actions that have been allocated to my Department under the Action Plan are: As part of the Sub-Group of the Cabinet Committee on Economic Recovery and Investment to agree and publish an Action Plan, As part of the Sub-Group of the Cabinet Committee on Economic Recovery and Investment to make...

Written Answers — Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment: Insurance Industry (18 Apr 2024)

Dara Calleary: The reform and enhancement of the Injuries Resolution Board, with the overarching aim to have more claims settled through the agency, has been a priority for me since taking office. The Personal Injuries Resolution Board Act 2022 was enacted in December 2022 and commenced over three phases in 2023. The Act transforms the agency by enabling it to retain more cases, gives it a data...

Written Answers — Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment: Financial Irregularities (17 Apr 2024)

Dara Calleary: I propose to take Questions Nos. 25 and 26 together. I note that the Deputy refers to correspondence to the Office of the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, however the information supplied does not provide detail of any such correspondence. My officials contacted the Deputy's office for clarification on the matter. However, there is no record of receipt in my Department of...

Written Answers — Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment: Insurance Industry (17 Apr 2024)

Dara Calleary: The reform and enhancement of the Injuries Resolution Board, with the overarching aim to have more claims settled through the agency, has been a priority for me since taking office. The Personal Injuries Resolution Board Act 2022 was enacted in December 2022 and commenced over three phases in 2023. The Act transforms the agency by enabling it to retain more cases, gives it a data...

Written Answers — Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment: Departmental Priorities (9 Apr 2024)

Dara Calleary: My Department is continuing to work closely with the Office of the Parliamentary Counsel in relation to the drafting of the Co-operative Bill 2022. The Bill provides for a specific legislative framework for co-operative societies for the first time, with societies registering under the legislation being required to adhere to the co-operative ethos. It consolidates and modernises existing...

Written Answers — Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment: Departmental Staff (9 Apr 2024)

Dara Calleary: Please see below the number of WTE senior digital forensic investigators and senior analyst investigators who are working in the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission for 2023 and to date 2024: EOY 2023 YTD 2024 13 12

Written Answers — Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment: Legislative Measures (9 Apr 2024)

Dara Calleary: My Department is continuing to work closely with the Office of the Parliamentary Counsel in relation to the drafting of the Co-operative Societies Bill 2022. The Bill provides for a specific legislative framework for co-operative societies for the first time, with societies registering under the legislation being required to adhere to the co-operative ethos. It consolidates and modernises...

Written Answers — Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Passport Services (20 Mar 2024)

Dara Calleary: 49. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if a person born in the UK with no Irish decent but married to an Irish person and living in Ireland for almost 30 years can apply avail of an Irish passport without applying and paying for naturalisation. [11790/24]

Written Answers — Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment: Company Law (20 Mar 2024)

Dara Calleary: The Corporate Enforcement Authority (CEA) is an independent statutory agency equipped with significant enforcement powers required to carry out its statutory functions; to enforce and encourage compliance with company law, to investigate suspected offences under the Companies Act 2014, to prosecute detected breaches of the Companies Act and to refer cases to the Director of Public...

Written Answers — Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government: Fire Service (20 Mar 2024)

Dara Calleary: 666. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government if retained firefighters will be included in pension age increase for uniformed workers. [12659/24]

Written Answers — Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection: Social Welfare Benefits (20 Mar 2024)

Dara Calleary: 781. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if changes are going to be made to jobseekers allowance and X and O system to allow people working as care assistants/home help assistants to claim assistance (details supplied). [13081/24]

Written Answers — Department of Health: Health Services (20 Mar 2024)

Dara Calleary: 1485. To ask the Minister for Health the status of the appointment of a consultant neurologist at Mayo University Hospital, Castlebar, County Mayo; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12909/24]

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