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

Matt Shanahan: As has been said a number of times already, insurance costs as a result of personal injury awards have been a blight on the Irish business landscape for a number of years. It is not stretching it to any degree to say that a lot of businesses have been on the verge of self-insuring in recent years. In actual fact, I know of some that were trading without insurance for a period because they...

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

Ruairi Ó Murchú: I also generally welcome the Bill. Why are we dealing with all this legislation? What is the idea of it? What is the benefit of the personal injuries resolution board? The whole idea is that we are creating a framework and a set of structures that will eventually lead to reduced premiums and that we have an functioning insurance market, because we do not really have that at the moment....

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

Neale Richmond: I appreciate the opportunity to share a few brief thoughts on this extremely important legislation, which I of course welcome. More importantly, not only do I welcome it, but I sincerely hope we see its passage through the Houses extremely swiftly because it is important that we see this come into place. We think back to 2016 and the establishment of the cost of insurance working group...

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

Colm Burke: I thank the Minister of State for the Bill bringing forward. While there has been a drop in the cost of insurance, I am wondering if the cost of insurance could have come down more in view of the fact that the average PIAB award has decreased by 42% to €13,525. We have not seen the same decrease in insurance costs. It is something that we need to get a far better response on from...

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

John Paul Phelan: I thank the Leas-Chathaoirleach and I thank Deputy Colm Burke for sharing his time. I wish to make a few points on this important legislation. I welcome it and welcome the fact that some progress has been made over the past few years through various reforms in the insurance sector, and I also welcome the Minister of State, Deputy Calleary, back from his brief hiatus into office. Some...

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

Catherine Murphy: It is fair to say that the PIAB can be broadly viewed as a law reform success story. If we recall the situation that pertained prior to this reform being introduced, it is easy to measure the contrast. It is not perfect, however, and reforms are needed but it has gone a long way in reducing costs and waiting times for people seeking compensation for personal injuries. It has created an...

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

Jennifer Carroll MacNeill: I welcome the opportunity to speak on the Bill. I am glad its focus is on mediation, which reduces stress and cost and helps to manage a process better overall. Many Deputies have spoken on the Bill, but I wish to speak on a related matter of litigation, that being, the Comptroller and Auditor General's report, published last Friday, on the 2021 accounts of the public services and...

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

Patricia Ryan: The purpose of the Bill is to amend the Personal Injuries Assessment Board Acts to facilitate an increase in the number of personal injury claims that may be resolved through the board's process and without recourse to litigation. It is to be welcomed that we will free up our courts to deal with more serious cases. Encouraging more claimants and respondents to avail of the board's model...

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

Maurice Quinlivan: I am pleased to speak on the Bill. I thank everybody who has been involved in bringing it to where it is today, especially the former Minister of State, Deputy Troy, who presented it to the committee and championed the Bill. If implemented and resourced correctly, it has the potential to reduce the costs involved with insurance claims and pass on premium savings to customers. The Joint...

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

Réada Cronin: I am happy to speak on this stage of the Bill and thank everybody who has worked on it so far. As the House will be aware, my party works all the time to support and strengthen the rights of citizens with regard to institutional, corporate or Government bodies where the balance of power and, therefore, the balance of financial and professional resources is automatically not in their favour....

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

Louise O'Reilly: I welcome the opportunity to speak on this important legislation. I offer my thanks to all those who have worked and continue to work on it. I echo the sentiment expressed by the Minister of State, Deputy Calleary, in respect of the former Minister of State, Deputy Troy. I know that a very significant amount of engagement went into the production of this Bill. On behalf of my party, I...

Regulated Professions (Health and Social Care) (Amendment) Bill 2022: Second Stage (Resumed) (5 Oct 2022)

Question put and agreed to.

Regulated Professions (Health and Social Care) (Amendment) Bill 2022: Referral to Select Committee (5 Oct 2022)

Regulated Professions (Health and Social Care) (Amendment) Bill 2022: Referral to Select Committee (5 Oct 2022)

Anne Rabbitte: I move: That the Bill be referred to the Select Committee on Health pursuant to Standing Orders 95(3)(a) and 181(1).

Regulated Professions (Health and Social Care) (Amendment) Bill 2022: Referral to Select Committee (5 Oct 2022)

Question put and agreed to.

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

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

Dara Calleary: I move: "That the Bill be now read a Second Time." Tá áthas orm an Bille fán mBord um Réiteach Díobhálacha Pearsanta, 2022 a thabhairt os comhair an Tí. Is Bille tábhachtach é seo a sheachadann an gealltanas sa chlár don Rialtas an Bord Measúnaithe Díobhálacha Pearsanta, PIAB, a fheabhsú agus a athchóiriú. ...

Regulated Professions (Health and Social Care) (Amendment) Bill 2022: Second Stage (Resumed) (5 Oct 2022)

Catherine Connolly: Perhaps the mistake was made at the beginning, that all of us Deputies may refer to what is in the Bill or what could be put into it. That is the extent of the range. Maybe we will do it at the beginning in future.

Regulated Professions (Health and Social Care) (Amendment) Bill 2022: Second Stage (Resumed) (5 Oct 2022)

Anne Rabbitte: On behalf of my colleague, the Minister, Deputy Stephen Donnelly, I thank those who contributed to the Second Stage debate today and two weeks ago with the Minister of State, Deputy Butler. The fundamental objective of this Bill is to improve patient safety. The overwhelming support of Deputies for the Bill's provisions reflects the importance of patient safety and reflects our shared goal...

Regulated Professions (Health and Social Care) (Amendment) Bill 2022: Second Stage (Resumed) (5 Oct 2022)

Catherine Connolly: This is a very important issue but is not strictly relevant.

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