Seanad debates

Tuesday, 11 June 2019

An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business

 

2:30 pm

Photo of Terry LeydenTerry Leyden (Fianna Fail)

That is quite possible. I could be quite capable of doing that.In today's edition of the Roscommon Herald, there is an article about a prominent businessman, Martin Mulligan from the Roscommon side of Athlone, who has been in business with his wife for 40 years and employs 16 people. The cost of his insurance has risen fourfold from €7,000 to €30,000, which will put his business in jeopardy. We are all wringing our hands and everybody, including the Minister of State, Deputy D'Arcy, is speaking about the issue, but nobody in the Government takes it seriously. That is why I asked the Leader to invite the Minister of State, Deputy D'Arcy, to return to the House and outline what exactly is happening. If the passage of the Judicial Council Bill is necessary, why can it not be passed? We have plenty of time. The House was adjourned last week. That Bill should not be blamed for preventing this issue from being addressed. I do not know what is going on because, quite frankly-----

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