Thursday, 11 March 2004

Questions (111)

Thomas P. Broughan

Question:

112 Mr. Broughan asked the Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources if remaining issues relating to the liquidation of a company (details supplied) will be brought to a final closure and specifically the issue of bills for legal fees which have been demanded from former workers of this company. [8198/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources)

At the request of the Department of Finance, the question of whether the State should pay the legal fees incurred by former employees of Irish Shipping Limited, in its action against the State, has now been referred to the Office of the Attorney General for consideration. The advice of the Attorney General's office is awaited.

Certain other issues recently raised by former employees of Irish Shipping Limited are being examined by my Department.