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Dáil Issues, Leaders Questions, National

 

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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Human Rights, National

PRESS RELEASE

 Thursday, 29th September 2016

Coalition to Repeal the Eighth Amendment Outlines ‘Serious Concerns’ with Citizens’ Assembly

The Citizens’ Assembly must consult widely with medical, legal and human rights experts and report back to the Oireachtas by February 2017.  That’s according to the Coalition to Repeal the Eighth Amendment, which held an event in Dublin this morning (29.09.16) to highlight its concerns about how the Assembly will conduct its work.

Speaking at the event, Ailbhe Smyth, Convenor of the Coalition to Repeal the Eighth Amendment, said: “We have serious concerns about the Citizens’ Assembly, and we are appealing to its members to take these on board.

“First of all, we believe it is imperative that the Assembly consults widely with medical, legal and human rights experts, both nationally and internationally.  And, above all, there must be a recognition that the ultimate experts in this debate are women themselves.  The abortion debate has, for too long, been ruled by emotions; it now needs to be informed by expertise, experience and facts.
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