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On the 15th of March 2015, the Commission published a request for submissions from all interested parties to help inform its first recommendation to Government. It was noted that all comments, observations and submissions would be subject to the Freedom of Information Act 2014. While a closing date of the 13th of April 2015 was provided, submissions received after that date were accepted by the Commission. To date, the Commission has received 49 submissions from individuals, trade unions/workers’ representatives, businesses/ representatives, Social Representatives, Government Departments and political parties.


Submission  No.Name


St Abban's Community Association Co Ltd.
2Larry Dunne
3Aisling McLoughlin
4Katie Baynes
5John B Dillon
6Stephanie Dempsey
7Bernie Ryan


European Anti-Poverty Network
9Peter Hanley
10Thomas A. Kelly
11Madeline Bennett
12Social Justice Ireland
13Vincentian Partnership for Social Justice
14GMB (UK) and GMB (UK)
15Callan, McNerney, McCormick
16Peter Lucey
17Meat Industry Ireland
20Commercial Mushroom Producers
21Department of Finance
22Freight Transport Association
24Shopkeeper, Ulster
25Retail Ireland
26The Green Party and the Young Greens
27Restaurants Association of Ireland
28Irish Small and Medium Enterprises Association
29Citizens Information Board
30Licensed Vintners Association
31Union of Students in Ireland
32Department of Public Expenditure and Reform
33Nevin Economic Research Institute
34Chambers Ireland
35Fianna Fáil
36Small Firms Association
37Retail Excellence Ireland
39Migrant Rights Centre Ireland
40National Youth Council of Ireland
41Irish Business and Employers Confederation
42BWG Foods
43Early Childhood Ireland
44Triode Newhill Management Services Ltd
45National Women's Council of Ireland
46Stephen Downey
47Shane Mulkeen
48John Murphy
49Irish Hotels Federation