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Dáil Issues, Finance, National

DÁIL QUESTION addressed to the Minister for Finance (Deputy Michael Noonan)
by Deputy Clare Daly
for ORAL ANSWER on 29/09/2016

To ask the Minister for Finance the steps he is taking to address spiralling insurance costs and the allegations that price signalling by insurance companies is leading them to increase insurance costs to a point that those costs are threatening the capacity of many small businesses to continue in operation.

REPLY.
The Cost of Insurance Working Group, which I chair, is undertaking a review of the factors which are influencing the increased cost of motor insurance.
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Dáil Issues, Dáil Work, Finance, National, Parliamentary Questions

QUESTION NOS: 19,41,50

DÁIL QUESTIONS addressed to the Minister for Finance (Deputy Michael Noonan)
by Deputy Clare Daly.
for ORAL ANSWER on 29/09/2016

* To ask the Minister for Finance his views on the serious allegations and revelations regarding NAMA’s activities both North and South; the steps he has taken to address these matters; his plans to freeze all NAMA activity until such time as a full and thorough inquiry into all aspects of NAMA’s work has concluded; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

– Clare Daly T.D.

For ORAL answer on Thursday, 29 September, 2016.
REPLY.
I assume that the Deputy is referring to allegations of wrongdoing regarding conduct of certain individuals in relation to Project Eagle and in relation to unrelated allegations of disclosure of confidential information.  In each case criminal investigations are being conducted by the appropriate authorities. Any such allegations are of course very concerning and I fully support the full investigation by the appropriate authorities of any alleged illegal behaviour.  However, I am unaware of any allegations of wrongdoing against NAMA itself.
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Dáil Debates, Dáil Issues, Economy, Finance, Public Expenditure

Clare raises the CRC pension scandal during the debate on the Summer Economic Statement, and points out that the Government has made no contingency in its Statement for the consequences of Brexit.

Dáil Issues, Dáil Work, Finance, Oral Questions

Clare submitted questions on NAMA and house repossessions to the Minister for Finance this week. Unfortunately they weren’t selected from the lottery for debate on the floor of the House, but you can read his written responses below.

QUESTION NO:  15
DÁIL QUESTION addressed to the Minister for Finance (Deputy Michael Noonan)
by Deputy Clare Daly
for ORAL ANSWER on 23/06/2016

To ask the Minister for Finance if he has full confidence in the operation of the National Asset Management Agency, particularly following recent developments in relation to those involved with Project Eagle; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

REPLY.

NAMA’s continued progress is evident in the recently published 2015 Annual Report and Accounts. NAMA’s results highlight the continued achievements of NAMA and the positive impact NAMA is having on Ireland’s sustained recovery in carrying out its mandate both in terms of debt redemption, the delivery of the Dublin Docklands SDZ and the commercial funding of residential housing delivery.
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