Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Wednesday, 18 December 2019

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Children and Youth Affairs

Insurance Cover for Crèches: Discussion

Photo of Katherine ZapponeKatherine Zappone (Dublin South West, Independent)
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It may be in the mix as part of a medium or longer term solution.

To respond to the Senator's first question, if I understood it correctly, generally stronger but still balanced regulation should, over time, reduce risk. If risk is reduced, then costs should also reduce as well. Clearly, poor services may have high claims. I have no doubt that services that are closed due to poor standards will scare insurers. That is why our effort to link the regulation aspect with insurance is important.