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Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Co-operative Sector (14 Jul 2020)

Catherine Connolly: I welcome that commitment from the Minister of State and I will certainly judge him on his actions. The reason 60 years was mentioned was to put it into perspective. The legislation dates back to 1893 and gives no recognition to the distinct characteristics of co-operatives, or any reference to the co-operative principle. The Forfás report in 2007 highlights that the co-operative...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Co-operative Sector (14 Jul 2020)

Robert Troy: I reiterate that the Government acknowledges and recognises the good work that is being done by various co-operatives throughout the country, be they in the agrifood sector, group water schemes or housing co-operatives. Their work is recognised and it is on the basis of that good work that my Department has already started the work to bring forward the necessary legislative change. That...

Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Covid-19 Pandemic Supports (14 Jul 2020)

Catherine Murphy: Obviously there will be a number of opportunities to have a targeted approach to stimulating the economy and ensuring the maximum number of people continue to be employed. It is essential this analysis is done, and continues to be done, in order that there is a targeted approach. Is the approach of the stimulation that it will be jobs rich? It is one thing to make sure businesses recover...

Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Covid-19 Pandemic Supports (14 Jul 2020)

Leo Varadkar: I thank the Deputy. The truth is, as the Deputy will acknowledge, that any analysis and projection as to how Covid will impact on our economy is a good educated guess. Nobody really knows how long this pandemic will go on for, how many waves there may or may not be or what they will look like. It is everyone's best guess as to what the impact will be but it is better to have some analysis...

Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Covid-19 Pandemic Supports (14 Jul 2020)

Catherine Murphy: Were consultancy firms brought in to do work? Was this done in-house, relying on some of the data already available? I completely acknowledge that there is a degree of the crystal ball associated with this, in the absence of a vaccine being available and some degree of certainty about when the crisis is likely to abate and we get back to the new normality post Covid.

Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Covid-19 Pandemic Supports (14 Jul 2020)

Leo Varadkar: I might be wrong but I think it was all done in-house and drew on existing papers and other papers from the European Central Bank, Copenhagen Economics and Oxford University. We had the report from Copenhagen Economics on Brexit and the Oxford work on Covid. I think it was done in-house with the assistance of external reports but not with external consultancy. If I am wrong about that I...

Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Covid-19 Pandemic (14 Jul 2020)

Covid-19 Pandemic

Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Covid-19 Pandemic (14 Jul 2020)

Louise O'Reilly: 17. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if the regulations will be amended to make Covid-19 an occupational illness having regard to the immediate, exceptional and manifest risk posed to human life and public health by the spread of Covid-19, thus ensuring occurrences of same among workers in the workplace are reported to the Health and Safety Authority. [15752/20]

Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Covid-19 Pandemic (14 Jul 2020)

Louise O'Reilly: This is a fairly simple straightforward request and the Tánaiste can just say "Yes" and we will not need a back and forth. It is simply to ensure that where a worker contracts an illness in the workplace, that illness being Covid-19, that it is notifiable to the Health and Safety Authority, which can examine the case to determine how the person got it. I am a member of the Covid-19...

Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Covid-19 Pandemic (14 Jul 2020)

Damien English: I will set out the current situation for the Deputy, if that is all right. As the Deputy might realise, Covid 19 has been included as a notifiable disease under the Infectious Diseases (Amendment) Regulations 2020. Any infectious disease pandemic is first and foremost a matter of public health, for which a legal basis for reporting already exists under public health legislation....

Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Covid-19 Pandemic (14 Jul 2020)

Louise O'Reilly: I thank the Minister of State. Will representatives of workers be involved in the review? I heard the Minister of State list the stakeholders but I did not hear worker representatives on it. If they are not involved in the review, I urge the Minister of State as a matter of priority to ensure they are. I note the Minister of State's concern for workers with regard to any responsibility...

Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Covid-19 Pandemic (14 Jul 2020)

Damien English: I understand that as part of the report, it will consult. We can check this. It is something we can also do when we get the report. To be clear, the Health and Safety Authority is aware that Covid-19 is a risk in healthcare settings and in other settings also. It is working with the HSE and individual employees in places of work to investigate the incidents among healthcare workers. The...

Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Company Closures (14 Jul 2020)

Leo Varadkar: I thank the Deputy for raising once again the important matter of insolvency and how it impacts on the rights of workers, creditors and others at this time. The procedures for liquidations are set out in the Part 11 of the Companies Act 2014. In general terms, a company is permitted to initiate a winding-up where it has complied with the requirements of the Companies Act 2014. A company...

Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Company Closures (14 Jul 2020)

Louise O'Reilly: The workers in Debenhams are on strike, they have balloted for industrial action. They are not on the picket line because they want to be there, they are on the picket line because they are literally in the last-chance saloon. They have got no option. They have nothing, they have lost their jobs. If one talks to these men and women, some have 20, 30 or 34 years of service to the company....

Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Company Closures (14 Jul 2020)

Leo Varadkar: I have met some of the Debenhams workers already about this matter although I have not met them through their trade union. I am certainly happy to consider any meeting request. It is important to say that the Debenhams staff who were laid off should get their redundancy and they will. Even if it has to come out of the Social Insurance Fund they should get it. I know that they have not...

Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Company Closures (14 Jul 2020)

Louise O'Reilly: The Company Law Review Group issued a report in 2017. It outlines again the need for changes and outlines exactly what needs to be done. There is absolutely no dearth of information about what needs to be done and what would be the right thing to do. Everybody knows this. All that they are waiting on is the political will to act on it and that is why I am imploring the Minister to meet...

Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Company Closures (14 Jul 2020)

Leo Varadkar: I am not sure whether that stock belongs to Debehams, to concessionaires or a bit of both but that is neither here nor there. It is important to say that a company cannot just declare itself insolvent. A company has to initiate a liquidation while insolvent and it cannot do so by voluntary liquidation, it must apply to the High Court. It may be that these matters have yet to be heard in...

Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Covid-19 Pandemic Supports (14 Jul 2020)

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Covid-19 Pandemic Supports (14 Jul 2020)

Catherine Murphy: 16. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the modelling that has been undertaken to quantify the impact of Covid-19 on the sectors he plans to provide assistance to in the context of the proposed July stimulus; the persons that conducted the modelling and analysis; if it will be factored into the stimulus measures; if he has consulted with his Ministerial colleagues in the...

Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Covid-19 Pandemic Supports (14 Jul 2020)

Catherine Murphy: This question relates to the modelling or analysis that has been done to date. Who has conducted the analysis in advance of the stimulus package, including the impact it will have had on various sectors such as jobs losses and the viability of sectors and companies? Was the analysis done in-house across the various Departments or who carried it out?

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