Dáil Éireann - Volume 611 - 06 December, 2005

Written Answers. - Unemployment Levels.

  102. Mr. McGinley asked the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment the number of meetings which have been held by the interdepartmental committee on unemployment in Donegal; and when it is expected that it will publish the recommendations; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37854/05]

[1202]   Mr. Martin: The recently established interdepartmental group on Donegal, chaired by the Secretary General of my Department, has met on two occasions to date, with further meetings planned. The terms of reference of the group are to: identify the various local issues representing barriers to the establishment and operation of enterprises; take stock of relevant projects and actions already under way or planned; and identify measures that could be taken by the relevant Departments and agencies to support the environment for enterprise development and to quantify the resources required. I have asked the group to report as a matter of urgency, at which stage, I will bring the group’s findings to Government.