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Local volunteers should be allowed sit on local Credit Union boards: Sinn Féin

12 December, 2012

Sinn Féin’s Senator Kathryn Reilly has said that volunteers in credit unions should not be barred from being members of the board in local credit unions.

“I tabled amendments today in the Seanad asking the government to allow volunteers serve their community through membership of their local credit unions.

“There is no logic in ruling out volunteers from sitting on the board of their local credit unions. I am disappointed by the government’s rejection of my amendments. The effect of that rejection will be extra pressure on local credit unions to find capable board members from outside the area.

“There is still time for the government to change the bill and reverse this nonsensical exclusion. There is a limited poll of skilled and willing people capable of contributing to their local credit union and this extra burden is one our credit unions could do without. Government senators should explain to our local credit unions why they voted against my proposal today.”

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