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Browne, John

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.

Bank Codes of Conduct

I thank the Ceann Comhairle and Leas-Cheann Comhairle for allowing Deputy Mattie McGrath and me to raise this issue. Last weekend, a situation arose whereby Friends First Finance, based in Dublin,...More Button

The point Deputy McGrath and I wish to raise tonight is that banks should not be allowed to operate in this manner. They have a code of conduct laid down by the Central Bank, which requires firm...More Button

Obviously, however, both in this case and many other cases nationwide, banks now are taking the law into their own hands. They are operating in the dead of night and the people to whom I referre...More Button

During the week, a number of meetings took place between Friends First and the local action committee, at which Deputy Mattie McGrath was present at different times. An agreement was reached wit...More Button

Bank Codes of Conduct (Continued)

I am not questioning a bank's legal right to enforce any agreement but it must operate within the law. The banks and financial institutions must realise that we now operate in a civilised State. ...More Button

This issue was raised last December by Mr. Seán Kelly, MEP, a member of the Minister of State's party, in Strasbourg. He referred to farmyard raids in isolated areas in the dead of night, when e...More Button

Every visit by representatives of banks to people being acted against should have a Garda presence. If there is a Garda presence, these people would not be able to operate outside the law and th...More Button