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Wednesday, 29 July 2020

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Northern Ireland

Asked the Taoiseach: the timeframe for the establishment of the shared island unit; and the status of the process to date.More Button

Financial Provisions (Covid-19) (No. 2) Bill 2020: Second Stage (Resumed) (Continued)

An awful lot has been said. We welcome some parts of these proposals. Obviously, we need to get as much stimulus as possible into the economy, which has been absolutely hammered. As has already ...More Button

It has been stated that the stay and spend scheme is a yellow pack version of Sinn Féin's voucher scheme to give everybody a voucher. That scheme could have easily been delivered through Departm...More Button

We welcome the reduction in VAT from 23% to 21%. However, as has been said by other Members, the failure in this regard relates to the hospitality sector. I have spoken about the damage that ha...More Button

We also welcome the TWSS, even it becoming the EWSS, and the fact that there will be continuity of financing for businesses to maintain jobs. There are weaknesses in the fact that it does not se...More Button

The help-to-buy scheme has major problems. As has often been the case previously, this may just be moneys that end up with developers as an unintended consequence. If the Government is determin...More Button

I welcome some of the measures relating to the self-employed such as enhanced and accelerated tax relief for people who may have lost money. This is very necessary. These people had profitable ...More Button

We just need to tweak some of the positives in this Bill and remove the negatives.More Button

Perjury and Related Offences Bill [Seanad] 2018: Motion (Resumed) [Private Members] (Continued)

I will follow up on the comments of my colleague, Deputy Martin Kenny. I welcome the motion. I thank the Regional Group. This legislation is one of the pieces of the jigsaw that we need to deal ...More Button

We have been talking about the insurance problem in this State for a considerable amount of time.More Button

Deputy Doherty made the point about the dysfunction in the motor insurance industry. A major tenet of what he said was that there were false and exaggerated claims but that the motor insurance ind...More Button

A number of solutions have been proposed in relation to dealing with the book of quantum. The Judicial Council got off to a rocky enough start, so we are not sure where that goes. I had convers...More Button

There are two things here. There is the fact that there are exaggerated claims and the fact that this is sometimes used by the industry. There are also sectors where we have absolute dysfunctio...More Button

From speaking to those involved, the information coming back is that this will move beyond community centres, the community sector, the leisure and entertainment industry and into all facets of o...More Button

The way we live our lives and the society we have is threatened by the straitened circumstances that community facilities and community resources, such as this community centre in Muirhevnamor, a...More Button

I call on the Minister, Deputy McEntee, to speak to her colleagues. I will have a follow-up meeting. I have already had initial conversations with the Minister of State, Deputy Fleming, in rela...More Button

The other problem is that it is moving into other sectors and will eventually impact on retail and other areas we see as low risk. This pandemic in insurance is spreading throughout the entire i...More Button