Written Answers. - Irish Shipping Limited.

Richard Bruton

Question:

49 Mr. R. Bruton asked the Minister for the Marine the up-to-date position regarding the payment of pensions and severance payments to former employees of Irish Shipping; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

Jim O'Keeffe

Question:

91 Mr. J. O'Keeffe asked the Minister for the Marine the arrangement which was finally arrived at in relation to the former employees of Irish Shipping Ltd; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

I propose to take Questions Nos. 49 and 91 together. Efforts to establish a framework within which this issue can be progressed are continuing. I am working with Government colleagues to arrive at an equitable solution as soon as possible.