Dáil debates

Wednesday, 18 December 2019

Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation


1:05 pm

Photo of Eugene MurphyEugene Murphy (Roscommon-Galway, Fianna Fail) | Oireachtas source

The issue of insurance for childcare providers has been adequately discussed and, in fairness, the Taoiseach gave answers to it earlier. I want to raise the issue of insurance for businesses in general. Every week, owners of filling stations, hotels, playgrounds, as well as community groups, GAA and soccer clubs, tell me how concerned they are about the cost of insurance. While I acknowledge there has been some movement and the Minister for Justice and Equality, Deputy Flanagan, made a major statement last week on the Judicial Council, when can we expect movement from it? I have been told quite a number of businesses will announce closures in the new year. I am sure the Taoiseach and no other Member wants that to happen. This is a massive crisis facing us.


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