Houses of the Oireachtas

All parliamentary debates are now being published on our new website. The publication of debates on this website will cease in December 2018.

Go to

Conway, Ciara

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 765 Nbr. 3

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

No IndicatorVoted No More Button

Regulation of Debt Management Advisors Bill 2011: Second Stage

I welcome the opportunity to speak on this Private Members’ Bill and thank our colleagues for bringing it forward. They must have read the Official Report of past Dáil debates because...More Button

When most people look for information their first port of call is Google but if one “Googles” MABS, unregulated debt management agencies are the ones that pop up first. They also advertise themsel...More Button

I do not have any proof but I have been told anecdotally that many of the people who have reinvented themselves as debt management agents are the very people who got our citizens in this trouble in...More Button

This debate should be used to inform people that the Money Advice and Budgeting Service, MABS, is the only State sponsored and endorsed organisation for dealing with debt. Not even in their wildes...More Button

Government measures to deliver on the regulation of the debt management sector are welcome but not before time. I commend the Minister for Finance for including debt management agencies within the...More Button

People will often choose the services of a debt management company having seen an advertisement on a website because online interaction affords them anonymity. Help is available, however, not only...More Button

While there is a place for regulated companies of this kind in the case of persons who can afford their services, they do not provide an answer for those who do not have resources. Unscrupulous pr...More Button

Written Answers - Industrial Disputes

Asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation: the measures that will be taken to ensure that a company complies with a recommendation of the Labour Court; the recourse a person might have in cases where a company is unwilling to act on a recom...More Button

Written Answers - Anti-Social Behaviour

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: if he will provide an update on the current legislative position regarding tackling anti social behaviour; the remedies that might be available to persons suffering as a result of this behaviour; a...More Button