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Leas-Chathaoirleach,

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 765 Nbr. 3


Comptroller and Auditor General (Amendment) Bill 2012: Second Stage (Resumed).

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Regulation of Debt Management Advisors Bill 2011: Second Stage

Hear, hear.More Button

It is the fault of those in Fianna Fáil. They are the reason we need it.More Button

I welcome the Minister of State, Deputy John Perry, and the Bill. While I compliment the Deputies opposite on their contributions, lest they believe they can get away scot-free, I remind them that...More Button

Let us reflect for a moment on the issue under discussion, namely, debt management and the impact of debt both psychologically and on relationships. The very fabric of society is being attacked an...More Button

Just this week in Cork, Bord Gáis cut off people’s gas supply for non-payment of bills, while the “Neil Prendeville Show” revealed that a young child was attending school malnourished....More Button

While I welcome the introduction of regulation for debt management companies, we must also address the role of the debt adviser, which is, unfortunately, extending. As Deputy Tom Hayes noted, it i...More Button

Deputies meet people in their weekly constituency clinics or while canvassing who are struggling because their discretionary income is being fast eroded. Given the strain debt is imposing on peopl...More Button

Utility companies, banks, credit unions and other lending institutions must work with people. They need to appreciate that many citizens are experiencing economic difficulties as a result of perso...More Button

Addressing personal indebtedness requires regulation in conjunction with reform of our antiquated personal insolvency legislation. I am heartened, therefore, that the Government is taking action i...More Button

They must never be allowed to forget their legacy. It falls on the Government and the Opposition to ensure we get the country back to work. Some of the Deputies who will speak later talk much but...More Button

The Deputy was missing for a long time. He is welcome back. Was he sidelined?More Button

Written Answers - Inter-Country Adoptions

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: if she will provide details of her policy position on inter-country adoptions; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - National Car Testing Service

Asked the Minister for Finance: if he will provide, in soft copy [360]and hard copy format, full details of the arrangements between the Revenue Commissioners and the National Car Testing Service for t...More Button

Written Answers - National Internship Scheme

Asked the Minister for Social Protection in relation to: the operation of JobBridge scheme in Cork City and Cork County, the number of companies currently and previously participating in the scheme; the number of internships offered; the number of partic...More Button

Written Answers - Court Procedures

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: if he will consider amending the regulations governing the small claims procedure in order that businesses can use it to recover small debts; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button