Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Questions (361)

Mary Lou McDonald


361. Deputy Mary Lou McDonald asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the studies, reviews and research undertaken or commissioned by her; and the date by which each study, review and research is scheduled to be completed. [27875/19]

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Written answers (Question to Business)

I understand that the Deputy is referring to studies and research that has been commissioned and is currently ongoing. A list of such studies is set out in the following table.

Name of external Consultant/Organisation

Report Title

Date of Commission

Publication Status


Financial and Governance Analysis of certain Credit Co-operatives

7th November 2018

This project is nearing completion and the report is expected by end Q2 2019. It is not the intention to publish this report.

Herlihy Access Consultancy

Development of Access Policy for the Workplace Relations Commission


For publication shortly

OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development)

Review of SME and Entrepreneurship Issues and Policies in Ireland

March 2018

Work in progress – Final report to be published in second half of 2019

Insight Statistical Consulting

Annual Employment Survey 2018


Q2 2019

Ergo Systems

ICT Security Review

January 2019

Not yet completed. Internal report not intended for publication

Clarion Consulting

ICT Strategy Development

October 2018

Not yet completed. Internal report not intended for publication

Cruinn Associates

Design Skills Report (Working Title)

May 2019

Expected to be published early 2020.

Kevin Duffy

Employment Law Guide

22 May 2019

For inclusion in various WRC publications