Thursday, 11 April 2019
Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation
Martin Kenny (Sligo-Leitrim, Sinn Fein)
I want to raise again the issue of insurance. This week, I have had contact from businesses in my constituency, as I am sure every Deputy has had, about the escalating cost of insurance. Last week, Deputy Pearse Doherty raised this issue with the Tánaiste, who promised he would speak to the Minister for Finance to convene an emergency meeting. It is an emergency situation. What we have here is, in effect, a market failure where the cost of insurance is putting people out of business. It needs to be dealt with as an emergency. I want to find out if the Tánaiste has spoken to the Minister for Finance. Is that meeting happening and is it happening as an emergency?