Written answers

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport

Company Closures

Photo of Niall CollinsNiall Collins (Limerick County, Fianna Fail)
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953. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will assist the creditors of a company (details supplied) in particular those who applied for their J1 programme through the company and are now out of pocket; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5588/20]

Photo of Shane RossShane Ross (Dublin Rathdown, Independent)
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There are insolvency protection arrangements in place for customers of tour operators and travel agents licensed to trade in Ireland.  These arrangements are administered by the Commission for Aviation Regulation.  The meaures include provison for the repatriation of stranded travellers and reimbursements for travel not undertaken.

Customers of the company in question may be covered by the consumer protection scheme if they purchased a package that includes overseas travel.

The customers of the company must complete the relevant claim form and supply supporting documentation as set out in the Commission’s notice, available on its Web site at https://www.aviationreg.ie.  For customers of this company, claims must be submitted by 26 May 2020. The Commission will then assess these claims to determine any amount due to the claimant.

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