Thursday, 26 February 2004

Questions (104)

Thomas P. Broughan


103 Mr. Broughan asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform the position in regard to efforts to settle the industrial dispute involving members of the Prison Officers’ Association; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6215/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform)

Discussions between the Irish Prison Service and the Prison Officers' Association are taking place at the Labour Relations Commission with the assistance of a facilitator. As these discussions are still ongoing, the Deputy will appreciate that it would be inappropriate for me to comment in detail on progress at this time. I very much hope that agreement can be reached in the discussions.