Written answers

Tuesday, 8 October 2019

Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection

Brexit Issues

Photo of Catherine MurphyCatherine Murphy (Kildare North, Social Democrats)
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471. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the contingency in place in the event of a crash out and-or no-deal Brexit in respect of contracts in place with a service provider engaged by her Department (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [40805/19]

Photo of Regina DohertyRegina Doherty (Meath East, Fine Gael)
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My Department has contracts with two companies for the provision of the JobPath service, Turas Nua Limited and Seetec Limited. Both of the current JobPath contracts are subject to Irish law and the services provided by the companies are delivered in Ireland. Both companies have established a network of offices throughout the country and have recruited staff locally.

It is anticipated that both JobPath providers will be in a position to fully discharge their contractual obligations in providing a comprehensive service to the long-term unemployed following an exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.


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