Dáil debates

Wednesday, 18 December 2019

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions

 

12:25 pm

Photo of Leo VaradkarLeo Varadkar (Taoiseach, Department of An Taoiseach; Dublin West, Fine Gael) | Oireachtas source

I thank the Deputy. I am not entirely sure what she means by stepping in, but perhaps in her further reply she can outline exactly what she would do if she was in my position. Whether it is a public provider or private provider, insurance is still needed, and whether it is a public or private, a provider can still be sued. That applies to schools, hospitals and community centres. Anybody is at risk of being sued and almost any concern needs insurance, whether it is public or private. There is still an insurer in the market, namely Allianz SE. That insurer is willing to offer cover to crèches and childcare facilities at an average rate of €60 per child per year.

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