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Higher Education Authority Bill 2022: From the Seanad (5 Oct 2022)

Seanad amendment No. 1:

Higher Education Authority Bill 2022: From the Seanad (5 Oct 2022)

Kathleen Funchion: Seanad amendments Nos. 1 to 3, inclusive, are related and may be discussed together.

Higher Education Authority Bill 2022: From the Seanad (5 Oct 2022)

Simon Harris: The Higher Education Authority Bill 2022, as Members will know, was published in January of this year. I genuinely want to thank all the Deputies involved for very intensively engaging on this Bill. We have had a lot of engagement and I believe we have made a lot of improvements together. The Bill completed its Final Stage in the Dáil in June with a total of 179 amendments made. We...

Higher Education Authority Bill 2022: From the Seanad (5 Oct 2022)

Rose Conway-Walsh: I thank the Minister. I would like to speak to amendments Nos. 1 to 3, inclusive. I commend the work of the Seanadóirí and the student unions on the work on these amendments and in getting them accepted. It is important there is no ambiguity in regard to the fact it should be student union representatives on the governing board or authority of every higher education institution....

Personal Injuries Resolution Board Bill 2022: Second Stage (5 Oct 2022)

Question put and agreed to.

Personal Injuries Resolution Board Bill 2022: Referral to Select Committee (5 Oct 2022)

Personal Injuries Resolution Board Bill 2022: Referral to Select Committee (5 Oct 2022)

Dara Calleary: I move: That the Bill be referred to the Select Committee on Enterprise, Trade and Employment pursuant to Standing Orders 95(3)(a) and 181(1).

Personal Injuries Resolution Board Bill 2022: Referral to Select Committee (5 Oct 2022)

Question put and agreed to.

Communications Regulation Bill 2022: Second Stage (5 Oct 2022)

Communications Regulation Bill 2022: Second Stage (5 Oct 2022)

Ossian Smyth: I move: "That the Bill be now read a Second Time." That a lot has changed since 2002 will not be a controversial contention. This proposition is arguably more accurate for the electronic communications sector than for any other. In 2002, there were fewer than 3 million mobile subscriptions in the State but, by 2021, that number had ballooned by over 4 million, bringing the total number...

Personal Injuries Resolution Board Bill 2022: Second Stage (5 Oct 2022)

Dara Calleary: I would like to begin by thanking all of the Deputies. Gabhaim buíochas le gach Teachta as a bheith páirteach sa díospóireacht inniu. I welcome all of the positive remarks about the Bill and the work of PIAB, and I want to acknowledge the work of everybody at PIAB since its inception. It is clear the positivity about its work to date is a tribute to it as well as to the...

Personal Injuries Resolution Board Bill 2022: Second Stage (5 Oct 2022)

Jim O'Callaghan: It is now nearly 20 years since the legislation that established the Personal Injuries Assessment Board was enacted by the Houses of the Oireachtas. If we look back to 2002 and 2003, we can see there were three reasons the Houses of the Oireachtas decided we wanted to establish a new statutory body to assess personal injuries. At that time, there was a great desire to have insurance reform....

Personal Injuries Resolution Board Bill 2022: Second Stage (5 Oct 2022)

Mattie McGrath: Ba mhaith liom comghairdeas a ghabháil don Aire Stáit. Tá fáilte roimhe ar ais san áit seo. I welcome the Minister of State back. He was always a very engaging Minister and always did his best to meet with Deputies from the Opposition and everywhere else. I wish him luck. I advise him to avoid the golf classics. I only say that in jest. I know he was there for...

Personal Injuries Resolution Board Bill 2022: Second Stage (5 Oct 2022)

Danny Healy-Rae: I am glad to get the opportunity to talk about this very important matter. We all welcome anything that would help to reduce the cost of insurance and regulate the amount of claims and awards that are made. Some sizeable amounts have been given to people who were blackguarding the system, taking advantage and making false claims because we all know it has been increasing the cost of...

Personal Injuries Resolution Board Bill 2022: Second Stage (5 Oct 2022)

Richard O'Donoghue: The Government has prioritised reform of the insurance sector to reduce the cost of litigation and ultimately premiums. The PIAB was set up in 2003 to deal with motor liability, employer liability and public liability. It has been successful in reducing both the costs associated with claims and the time taken to resolve claims at no cost to the Exchequer. The PIAB process annually saves...

Personal Injuries Resolution Board Bill 2022: Second Stage (5 Oct 2022)

Michael Healy-Rae: I will be sharing my time with Deputy Danny Healy-Rae. I welcome this debate because this Bill is important given the work the PIAB has been doing over the years. As we are all aware, the courts and the Judiciary were overburdened with a massive amount of this type of work and there was need for a more streamlined and sensible solution to secure redress in these types of cases that was more...

Personal Injuries Resolution Board Bill 2022: Second Stage (5 Oct 2022)

Richard Bruton: It is often said that sunshine is the best disinfectant. One of the things the Government has done very successfully is change the debate about insurance, which used to be conducted entirely in the dark and there was a blame game with people pointing the finger at fraudsters, ambulance-chasing lawyers and insurance companies that did not care about what premium they set because they could...

Personal Injuries Resolution Board Bill 2022: Second Stage (5 Oct 2022)

Pearse Doherty: Cuirim fáilte roimh an deis labhairt ar an ábhar seo tráthnóna inniu. We are all aware that the insurance market is not working for consumers. PIAB was established to facilitate compensation to people who suffered personal injuries in a way that was fair, transparent and cost effective without the need for costly litigation. PIAB has been effective in reducing costs...

Personal Injuries Resolution Board Bill 2022: Second Stage (5 Oct 2022)

Seán Canney: I am delighted to see Deputy Calleary here in his brief as Minister of State. I wish him well and I am delighted he is present to deal with such an important Bill for the country. I look forward to working with him on it and wish him the best of luck in his role. When I was in the private sector, I engaged a lot with insurance and the construction industry. I saw claims come in and go...

Personal Injuries Resolution Board Bill 2022: Second Stage (5 Oct 2022)

Martin Browne: Any progress that is made in enabling the quicker and cheaper settlement of claims without having to go to the courts has potentially positive benefits for individual private customers and for businesses across Tipperary and nationally who are facing severe cost increases. It is Sinn Féin's desire that a properly designed Bill will assist in this by cutting down on litigation and...

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