Children and Youth Affairs

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Children and Youth Affairs, Dáil Debates, Human Rights, Topical Questions

Clare speaking last week on Topical questions regarding the discovery of a mass grave at a Tuam Mother and Baby home. Click on the links below to watch

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIqmOpqticc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iV-o_EM_URk

Dáil Issues, Dáil Work, Leaders Questions, Transport Tourism and Sport, Worker's Rights

Clare raised the issue of Aer Lingus management cutting benefits to cabin crew staff as retribution for part taking in strike action.  Click on the link below to watch:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2MeG3n66K8

Dáil Issues, Dáil Work, Oral Questions, Public Expenditure

This question was not selected for oral answer so I was not able to challenge the Minister directly about the loss of the library contract for the four Dublin local authorities which Irish companies were being undercut for.
04/06/2014  

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.
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Dáil Issues, Dáil Work, Topical Questions, Transport Tourism and Sport

I recently raised the matter of the cabin crew strike at Aer Lingus with Minister Varadkar during Topical questions in the Dáil.

Clare Daly:

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.
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