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  • EU Regulations Prevent Blue-Fin Tuna Angling Potential – Thomas Pringle TD
    tuna is not legally possible in the absence of a national bluefin tuna quota We do not have such a quota and it is extremely unlikely that we could obtain one as it would involve reducing the share of the Total Allowable Catch of those Member States that do have quota and for whom bluefin is an important commercial fishery There would be no support from any quarter for any action by Ireland that might lead to an increase in bluefin mortality The only possible option remaining would be a tag and release programme that would not impact on mortality and would contribute to the overall scientific knowledge of this species A case would have to be made in the first instance at EU level and only if successful there could it be pursued with ICCAT Even the most scientifically robust case will be difficult to progress at EU level given the sensitivities around this stock with those Member States for whom this is an important commercial fishery completely opposed to any activity that could even possibly impact on the stock Consequently careful consideration needs to be given to how a case can be put together to in the first instance reassure our EU colleagues that there would not be any negative impact on the stock The Department of Communications Energy and Natural Resources who have responsibility for angling are currently examining the proposal from the Irish Big Game Angling Association and I look forward to hearing their views My Department will continue to liaise closely with DCENR and relevant stakeholders on this matter to consider who would be in a position to undertake the detailed work required to prepare a case on how a possible tag and release scheme might work in practice which will need to cover issues

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  • Vulture Funds in Argentina – What is Ireland Doing About it? – Thomas Pringle TD
    restructuring of their sovereign debt In the case of Argentina where a minority of creditors have withheld their agreement to a proposed restructuring a particularly bitter dispute has developed involving adjudication by a United States Court We greatly regret that it has not proved possible to resolve this dispute thus far Ireland attaches considerable importance to the resolution of sovereign debt issues and in common with our EU Partners supports the recent and ongoing analytical work by the IMF on sovereign debt restructuring We recognise the importance of an appropriate international agreement built upon a market based voluntary contractual approach regarding sovereign debt restructuring taking account also of the significant economic social and financial issues including those relating to activities by so called vulture funds which this entails We support efforts to resolve global debt issues through dialogue in the most appropriate fora and using the most appropriate and effective mechanisms to best support those countries most seriously affected I addressed the issue of debt restructuring processes in my reply to a Question on 6 May As I indicated then Ireland is actively engaged in ongoing global processes to address the issue of sovereign debt restructuring Work being undertaken at a number of levels including in the IMF and at the Third International Conference on Financing for Development to be held in Addis Ababa in July this year offers the means for meaningful dialogue on the matter In partnership with our EU colleagues we are working for the success of the Addis conference which is central to the ongoing negotiations on a new framework for global development to follow on from the Millennium Development Goals These major international negotiations at the UN are being co chaired by Ireland s Permanent Representative to the UN with Kenya Be Sociable Share Previous

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  • Will Consumer Protection Bill Sufficiently Protect from Unregulated Entities? – Thomas Pringle TD
    regulated by the Central Bank Unregulated entities that have acquired mortgage loan books are not subject to regulation by the Central Bank and are therefore not subject to the provisions of its Codes such as the CCMA though many such firms have stated that they will voluntarily comply with the CCMA However borrowers whose loans are sold to unregulated entities will be protected by the Consumer Protection Regulation of Credit Servicing Firms Bill 2015 when it is enacted The purpose of the Bill is to ensure that consumers retain the protections they had prior to the sale of their loan This Bill will require entities dealing with the consumer to be authorised by the Central Bank and subject to its Codes of Conduct Dealing with the consumer is credit servicing and the definition of credit servicing is broad Owners of loan books who deal directly with consumers that is who are servicing their own loan books will be regulated Otherwise they can have the loan book serviced by a regulated credit servicing firm The Bill was published in January and second stage of the Bill was taken in the Dáil on 4 February Since then my officials have been in contact with the Central Bank and with the Office of the Attorney General to further progress the legislation The Bill will continue its progress through the legislative process and I look forward to further discussion of the Bill at Committee Stage which has been set for 27 May With regard to contacting such firms correspondence may be sent by registered post to a PO Box although it will not be signed for However there will be a record that the post was delivered to the P O Box If the customer is experiencing difficulty contacting the firm by post it

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  • IBRC’s Residential Mortgage Portfolio – value of your mortgage? – Thomas Pringle TD
    WRITTEN ANSWER on 19 05 2015 To ask the Minister for Finance further to Parliamentary Question No 30 of 7 May 2015 if he has requested the valuation report of the residential mortgage portfolio of Irish Bank Resolution Corporation from the Special Liquidators and if he will make a statement on the matter REPLY As explained to the Deputy in Parliamentary Question No 30 of 7th May 2015 in order to protect the confidentiality of customer data the integrity of the sales processes and the liquidation more generally the Department of Finance and NAMA were not made aware of nor did they receive the independent valuations of the loan assets at either a portfolio or a loan level nor have they been made aware of the sales prices achieved for any individual mortgage sold as part of the liquidation Therefore in order to maintain the integrity of the liquidation a request to the Special Liquidators for the valuation report on the residential mortgage portfolio of IBRC has not been made by either me or my officials Publicly available information regarding the loan sales processes are detailed in the progress update report of 12 March 2015 which is available on the Department of Finance website at http www finance gov ie sites default files DOF IBRC Progress 20update 20report 20to 2031 20Dec 2014 pdf Be Sociable Share Previous Story Dangerous Driving at Dunkineely National School Children at Risk Next Story Will Consumer Protection Bill Sufficiently Protect from Unregulated Entities Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published Required fields are marked Name Email Website Comment About admin Contact Info Killybegs Constituency Office Connolly House Bridge Street Killybegs Co Donegal 074 97 41880 thomas pringle oir ie Latest News Look out for my General Election 2016 newsletter February

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  • Dáil Questions – Thomas Pringle TD - Page 16
    aware of the issues 12m for Fisheries Local Action Groups FLAGs Parliamentary Question No 288 To ask the Minister for Agriculture Food and the Marine the way in Letting Agencies Charging Fees to View Properties as Demand Rises QUESTION NO 15 DÁIL QUESTION addressed to the Minister for Justice and Equality Deputy Frances Fitzgerald Irish Neutrality Concerns around Kinsale Commemoration Centre QUESTION NO 364 To ask the Minister for Defence his views on whether the planned centre Update on Funding for Agriculture SMEs Parliamentary Question No 340 To ask the Minister for Agriculture Food and the Marine if he will Gov t Says TTIP will not Liberalise Water Services DAIL QUESTION NO 27 To ask the Minister for Jobs Enterprise and Innovation the proposals in the Rural Ireland Promotion during St Patrick s Weekend Trade Mission DAIL QUESTION NO 6 To ask the Minister for Jobs Enterprise and Innovation if he will provide No TTIP Referendum says Government DAIL QUESTION NO 24 To ask the Minister for Jobs Enterprise and Innovation whether if in his Border Regional Action Plan for Jobs to be Published in July DAIL QUESTION NO 16 To ask the Minister for Jobs Enterprise and Innovation if he will Plastic Bag Levy Chun an Aire Comhshaoil Pobail agus Rialtais Áitiúil To the Minister for the Environment Community and Local Page 16 of 66 First Previous 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Next Last Contact Info Killybegs Constituency Office Connolly House Bridge Street Killybegs Co Donegal 074 97 41880 thomas pringle oir ie Latest News Look out for my General Election 2016 newsletter February 11 2016 12 59 pm DONEGAL NOW Donegal TD reveals Minister Lynch will not meet with Save Our St Joseph s Campaign February 11 2016 11 24 am DONEGAL NOW Calls

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  • Question – Why Burden is Placed on GLAS Applicants – Thomas Pringle TD
    ranking for selection has always been a requirement of the GLAS Scheme T he ranking system itself has not changed it remains the case that Tier 1 receives priority over Tier 2 and Tier 2 over Tier 3 The Terms and Conditions of the Scheme have always made specific reference to the use of selection criteria in the ranking process and the most recent communications which were included in a circular to all advisors simply makes it clear that for Tranche 1 their use will be confined to Tier 3 applications This is the minimum required under the terms of the agreed Rural Development Programme The selection criteria in question are included in the RDP and were discussed with the RDP Monitoring Committee some weeks ago which includes representatives of the various stakeholder interests I am happy that what has been proposed is both fair and proportionate I do not accept that it lays an undue burden upon applicants or their advisers in that regard my Department has provided all advisers with a ready reckoner to allow them to predict the scores for the various applications they have prepared very quickly This will allow them to confirm that each exceeds the required pass mark and will also help them decide whether they should make any changes before submission For example the selection of key actions that guarantee promotion from Tier 3 to Tier 2 is an established and well recognised feature of GLAS and one which both the Department and the Minister have consistently encouraged as a means of significantly increasing the probability of selection in this Tranche As we approach the closing date for GLAS it is important that farmers and their advisors critically review their applications to ensure that the best possible projects are presented to the Department

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  • Gov’t Commissioning Report into Zero Hour Contracts – Thomas Pringle TD
    zero and low hour contracts operate in practice and how they impact on employees It will assess the advantages and disadvantages from the perspective of employer and employee and assess the current employment rights legislation as it applies to employees on such contracts The study will also consider recent developments in other jurisdictions including the UK in particular The study may also identify how the information gap might be addressed in the future A wide range of stakeholders is being canvassed to contribute to the study and I expect the study to be completed in Q3 The Deputy will appreciate that I cannot anticipate the outcome of the study or the Government s consideration of the study s findings However the Deputy can rest assured that where the evidence points to some adjustment being required to the protections already in place under Irish employment law these will be brought forward for consideration by Government In relation to part time workers and short term contracts Irish employment rights legislation contains strong safeguards for part time workers The Protection of Employees Part Time Work Act 2001 implemented EU Council Directive 97 81 EC into Irish law The purpose of the Directive was to implement the Framework Agreement on part time work concluded by the European cross industry organisations UNICE CEEP and the ETUC The Act provides a wide degree of protection for part time employees including the general protection that a part time employee shall not be treated in a less favourable manner in respect of his her conditions of employment than a full time employee Section 13 5 of the 2001 Act contained provisions in relation to the preparation and publishing of a Code of Practice by the Labour Relations Commission in relation to the steps that could be taken by employers for the purposes of Clause 5 3 of the Framework Agreement Clause 5 3 of the Framework Agreement provided that as far as possible an employer should give consideration to a request by workers to transfer from full time work to part time and vice versa The Labour Relations Commission prepared this Code of Practice based on the provisions in Section 13 of the 2001 Act following consultation with the social partners It was deemed to be a Code of Practice and implemented in 2006 by the Industrial Relations Act 1990 Code of Practice on Access to Part Time Working Declaration Order 2006 S I No 8 of 2006 Under Section 42 4 of the Industrial Relations Act 1990 the Code is admissible in evidence in any proceedings before a Court the Labour Court the Labour Relations Commission the Employment Appeals Tribunal or the Equality Tribunal The Protection of Employees Fixed Term Work Act 2003 provides that fixed term employees may not be treated less favourably than comparable permanent employees unless the employer can objectively justify the different treatment Any justification offered cannot be connected with the fact that the employee is on a fixed term contract The 2003

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  • Thomas Speaks on Employment Appeals Tribunal – Thomas Pringle TD
    Tweet Pin It Updated 13th May 2015 May 13th 2015 Speaking in the Dáil on Employment Appeals Tribunal and the reorganisation of its work 2 years is a long time on a waiting list to have your dispute hears in court regardless of the outcome Overall the issue of quality of work in Ireland is a growing concern among people in and outside the Dáil thanks to the perseverance of the Dunnes Stores workers who continue to struggle for greater quality of work Thomas s Oral Question on Employment Appeals Tribunal Reorganisation Be Sociable Share Previous Story No New All Island Sub region for LEADER Programme Next Story Irish Water Could Prevent or Delay Donegal Development Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published Required fields are marked Name Email Website Comment About admin Contact Info Killybegs Constituency Office Connolly House Bridge Street Killybegs Co Donegal 074 97 41880 thomas pringle oir ie Latest News Look out for my General Election 2016 newsletter February 11 2016 12 59 pm DONEGAL NOW Donegal TD reveals Minister Lynch will not meet with Save Our St Joseph s Campaign February 11 2016 11 24 am DONEGAL NOW Calls on

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