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Rental Sector: Motion [Private Members] (19 Oct 2021)

Rental Sector: Motion [Private Members] (19 Oct 2021)

Eoin Ó Broin: I move: That Dáil Éireann: notes that: — average rents increased by 7 per cent in the last year according to the Q2 2021 Residential Tenancies Board (RTB) rent index report; — in the RTB rent index report nine counties experienced average rent increases of more than 10 per cent and all counties experienced average rent increases of more than 4 per cent; —...

Access of Competent Authorities to Centralised Bank Account Registries: Motion (19 Oct 2021)

Ruairi Ó Murchú: I have a reasonable excuse for missing my slot earlier. I was with National Broadband Ireland and I pointed out all the areas where there is room for speeding up and accelerating the national broadband plan. I hope I will be taken up on all those points, so remember this. This is one of the many aspects we have dealt with in recent times in updating our legal framework on banking and...

Access of Competent Authorities to Centralised Bank Account Registries: Motion (19 Oct 2021)

Joe O'Brien: I thank the Deputies who have contributed to this discussion and I welcome the broad support for the proposal. As my colleague, the Minister of State, Deputy James Browne, made clear, this proposes directive amends a directive we have already opted into, namely, EU Directive 2019/1153. The changes included in this directive are minor and practical and will enable us to participate more...

Access of Competent Authorities to Centralised Bank Account Registries: Motion (19 Oct 2021)

Question put and agreed to.

Message from Select Committee (19 Oct 2021)

Message from Select Committee (19 Oct 2021)

Catherine Connolly: The Select Committee on Justice has completed its consideration of the Garda Síochána (Functions and Operational Areas) Bill 2021 and has made amendments thereto.

Ábhair Shaincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Matters (19 Oct 2021)

Ábhair Shaincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Matters (19 Oct 2021)

Catherine Connolly: I wish to advise the House of the following matters in respect of which notice has been given under Standing Order 29A and the name of the Member in each case: (1) Deputy Marc MacSharry - to discuss understaffing and under-resourcing of the ambulance service in the north-west and north midlands region; (2) Deputy Colm Burke - to discuss provision of additional fibre broadband under the...

Access of Competent Authorities to Centralised Bank Account Registries: Motion (19 Oct 2021)

Michael Healy-Rae: I am glad to speak on this important matter. When it comes to an issue such as this, people need to have confidence in our banking system. When it comes to money laundering and all the new types of crimes that are being carried out through the use of bank cards, Internet banking and all of that, the one thing it make us all realise is how important it was to be able to walk through the door...

Access of Competent Authorities to Centralised Bank Account Registries: Motion (19 Oct 2021)

Marian Harkin: We are discussing a directive that relates directly to the free movement of capital across borders in the EU and the necessity of ensuring robust and comprehensive legislation and systems to protect individuals and member states from the negative effects of money laundering. Member states have a duty to set up centralised bank account registries, which must be interconnected, thereby...

Access of Competent Authorities to Centralised Bank Account Registries: Motion (19 Oct 2021)

Catherine Murphy: This motion forms part of the European Commission's new suite of proposals to reform anti-money laundering efforts at EU level. It will extend across to our national centralised bank account register, allowing it to be accessed through a single access point developed and operated by the European Commission. All designated authorities across the EU which are responsible for the prevention,...

Access of Competent Authorities to Centralised Bank Account Registries: Motion (19 Oct 2021)

Catherine Connolly: As there is no Government speaker present, we move to Sinn Féin. I call Deputy Mark Ward.

Access of Competent Authorities to Centralised Bank Account Registries: Motion (19 Oct 2021)

Mark Ward: The motion is one of several proposals to reform anti-money laundering legislation at EU level. The motion, when ratified, will support the Garda and the Criminal Assets Bureau in tracing the proceeds of crime, which will hopefully assist in the conviction of criminals in Ireland. This is something that needs to be addressed at a European level and also at a national level. For those who...

Access of Competent Authorities to Centralised Bank Account Registries: Motion (19 Oct 2021)

Michael Collins: I wish to share time with Deputy Michael Healy-Rae.

Access of Competent Authorities to Centralised Bank Account Registries: Motion (19 Oct 2021)

Catherine Connolly: Is that agreed? Agreed.

Access of Competent Authorities to Centralised Bank Account Registries: Motion (19 Oct 2021)

Michael Collins: I am happy to have an opportunity to speak on this issue. Pursuant to Article 32a of the fifth anti-money laundering directive, member states are to put in place national centralised and automated mechanisms, such as central registers, and central electronic data retrieval systems that allow for the timely identification of any natural or legal person holding or controlling payments,...

Access of Competent Authorities to Centralised Bank Account Registries: Motion (19 Oct 2021)

Pa Daly: This is the latest in a series of motions we have had to consider regarding international co-operation to fight organised crime. Given the fact that criminal gangs are, like most enterprises, becoming larger, more sophisticated and increasingly transnational, the response to them must also advance in the same respect. Accordingly, I am happy to speak in favour of the motion. There...

Access of Competent Authorities to Centralised Bank Account Registries: Motion (19 Oct 2021)

Seán Sherlock: There was an interesting article inThe Irish Times by Conor Lally. It stated: Gardaí have identified over 50 young people in and around one Co. Kerry town who were recruited as money mules for an international crime syndicate. The Irish Times understands a young man from Munster is believed to be working for the crime gang as a recruiter and his reach into the local population,...

Access of Competent Authorities to Centralised Bank Account Registries: Motion (19 Oct 2021)

Bernard Durkan: I am glad to have an opportunity to speak on this legislation. Following on from the points raised by my colleague, I am in favour of keeping the integrity of the system to the fore at all times. That encourages investment and helps to create jobs and a society at ease with itself. However, I have dealt with a number of cases recently wherein it has emerged that politicians and Members of...

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