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Costello welcomes study on enhancing workers’ protection

Dublin Central Labour Party TD Joe Costello has welcomed today’s announcement by Minister Ged Nash of the appointment of two experts to examine the legal protections for workers, particularly where operations and assets may be moved to separate legal entities as part of a restructuring, such as happened with the closure of Clerys. Deputy Costello…

Labour Admin

14 January 2016

Nash moves on next phase of examination of laws protecting employees

–       Two experts to consider employee protections and interface between company and employment law –       Company Law Review Group to review law and recommend ways to ensure better safeguards for employees and unsecured creditors Minister for Business and Employment Ged Nash TD has announced a twin track examination of protections in law for employees and…

14 January 2016

Tánaiste announces David Begg as Chair of the Pensions Authority

 The Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton T.D., has today (Wednesday, 13 January, 2016) announced David Begg as incoming Chairperson of the Pensions Authority for a five-year term.  Mr. Begg will take over from Jane Williams who had been Chairperson since June 2010 until now. David Begg brings extensive strategic and corporate governance…

Labour Admin

13 January 2016

Minister Lynch turns the sod on new national forensic mental health hospital

Minister for Mental Health, Social Care and Primary Care Kathleen Lynch has today (Wednesday, 13th January 2016) turned the sod on the new National Forensic Mental Health Service (NFMHS) hospital, which will be built on the site of St. Ita’s Hospital, Portrane.    When completed, this new state of the art facility will replace the…

Labour Admin

13 January 2016

Costello slams ‘intolerable’ approach from insurance companies on floods

Labour TD Joe Costello has reiterated his view that insurance companies should be obliged to provide flood cover in areas where remedial defence works have proved to be effective. Speaking today in the Dáil, Deputy Joe Costello stated: “One of the most significant features of the large-scale flooding which occurred in December 2015 and January…

Labour Admin

13 January 2016

Pathways to Work 86 actions to increase numbers at work to 2.2 million

Pathways to Work 2016-2020 will fuel the drive to full employment and the increase in the numbers at work to 2.2 million by 2020. The strategy, devised by the Department of Social Protection, was launched by Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton T.D. and the Minister for Education and Skills Jan O’Sullivan T.D….

Labour Admin

13 January 2016

We are setting an ambitious target of having 2.2 million people at work by 2020

Speaking at the Pathways to Work 2016-2020 Launch I’d like to welcome you all to this launch of the Pathways to Work 2016-2020 strategy. I’d particularly like to thank Diageo for hosting this event. My Department has worked closely with Diageo on their ‘Learning for Life’ programme, which equips young people to build careers in…

Labour Admin

13 January 2016

The launch of Family Carers Ireland will provide a national voice for carers

Speaking at the launch of Family Carers Ireland I’m delighted to be here this morning to help launch Family Carers Ireland, which brings together two great organisations: the Carers Association and Caring for Carers Ireland. The creation of this new body represents a very positive milestone for Ireland’s carers. It will ensure that, in the…

Labour Admin

13 January 2016

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