asked the Minister for Industry and Commerce if he will make a statement on the present position of and the prospects for the paper industry in this country, with particular reference to a firm (name supplied) which is at present on shorttime working Clondalkin, County Dublin.
Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Paper Industry Prospects.
The present position of the paper industry in general both at home and abroad is that the market is depressed because of the world-wide decline in economic activity. There is some improvement in the demand for paper from the Irish mills but a steady upward trend is not expected for some months. There are no fears for the long-term future of the industry.