Written answers

Friday, 7 September 2018

Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection

Redundancy Payments

Photo of Michael Healy-RaeMichael Healy-Rae (Kerry, Independent)
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1249. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of an application for State redundancy by a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [36207/18]

Photo of Regina DohertyRegina Doherty (Meath East, Fine Gael)
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It is the responsibility of the employer to pay statutory redundancy and other wage related payments to all its eligible employees in the first instance. In the event that the employer cannot pay due to financial circumstances or if the company has gone into liquidation, my Department can step in to pay the statutory amounts from the Social Insurance Fund. In cases of liquidation, the liquidator takes the place of the employer and is the relevant officer under legislation to submit the claims on behalf of the employees.

A liquidator was appointed over Arravasc Limited on 18th May 2018. The liquidator submitted Redundancy and Insolvency claims to my Department in respect of eligible employees, including the person concerned, in mid-July 2018.

My officials have confirmed that a significant number of claims have already been authorised and payment has issued. All outstanding claims are currently being processed and it is expected that these claims will be authorised and paid in the coming weeks, subject to all conditions being satisfied.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.


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