Fine Gael TD for Galway West & Mayo South

Monthly Archives: January 2014

PQ No. 112 – 28th January – Status of Amendments to Civil Registration Act

To ask the Minister for Social Protection if she will provide an update on the Civil Registration Amendment Bill and its progress in view of ongoing concerns regarding the registration of deaths abroad. – Seán Kyne. R E P L Y: On the 19 July, 2013, the Cabinet approved the drafting by the Office of… Continue Reading

Submission to the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation regarding the 2014 Jobs Action Plan

As a member of the Oireachtas Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Committee and as a TD for Galway West I welcome this opportunity to make a submission on the 2014 Action Plan for Jobs. As a TD I do not have the resources to conduct detailed empirical or statistical analysis. Rather, my submission is based on… Continue Reading

PQ No. 28 – 23rd January – Progress at implementing new Workplace Relations System

To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the position regarding plans for the creation of a new workplace relations system; when he expects the Work Place Relations Bill to be published; and when the new system will commence its work at resolving workplace disputes. – Seán Kyne R E P L Y: Minister… Continue Reading

PQ No. 27 – 23rd January – Safety Testing & Labelling of Household Products

To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if he is satisfied that the procedures for safety-testing and for verifying the authenticity of safety standard labelling of household products such as mattresses, sofas and so on are suitably rigorous, in view of the revelations from the UK where several major retailers, most of which… Continue Reading

Dáil Question No. 132 – 21st January – The Springboard Programme

To ask the Minister for Education and Skills in recognition of the over 15,000 educational places provided by springboard, if a new round of springboard courses will be introduced in 2014; when a call for expressions of interest among course providers will be made; if the criteria governing eligibility will be reviewed to assist, for… Continue Reading