Thursday, 6 May 2010
Barry Andrews (Dún Laoghaire, Fianna Fail)
The Tánaiste and Minister for Education and Skills has already agreed that €1 million of the special fund for activation measures will be ring-fenced. It is part of the existing fund that will be ring-fenced to fund upskilling and activities for the Quinn Group employees affected. As Senator Wilson pointed out, the key will be ensuring the UK business is allowed to return to the greatest level of activity possible in order to make the business as viable as possible and retain as much employment as possible. The indication is that in the next ten days or so the regulator will be able to determine that matter in consultation with his UK colleagues.