Archive for the ‘Dáil Work’ Category
To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform his views on whether the public sector procurement policies are playing a role in driving small companies out of business; and his plans to change them.
I recently raised the matter of the cabin crew strike at Aer Lingus with Minister Varadkar during Topical questions in the Dáil.
Since the issue of the upcoming strike was raised in the House yesterday, Aer Lingus has, at the eleventh hour, invited the unions in to talks. I am not sure whether those talks have commenced. There was no indication earlier of when they might take place, but it is late in the day and follows on from the company’s utterances yesterday more or less threatening workers that, should the new roster regime suggested by Aer Lingus cabin crew be brought in, the company would have no alternative but to shut its operations in Ireland and locate some of its bases in North America, with a loss of jobs.
Clare Daly raises the issue of the closing of the educational facility at All Hallows in Drumcondra and the implications for current students and the future of adult education in the country. Click on the link below to watch:
I recently asked the Minister for Education about the security of academic research in third level institutions in Ireland in light of the recent controversy surrounding the legal challenge to research at Boston College. See below for his reply.