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Government stalling on insurance reform ‘killing local businesses’ – O’Reilly

29 May, 2019 - by Louise O'Reilly TD


Speaking in the Dáil this afternoon, Dublin Fingal Sinn Féin TD Louise O’Reilly said the government is stalling on insurance reform and it is killing local business, such as the Fingal Adventure Centre’s North Beach Centre at Rush.

Deputy O’Reilly said:

“Today’s news that another local Fingal business is being crippled by rampant insurance costs is devastating.

“The news from the Fingal Adventure Centre that they will not be operating on their North Beach Centre at Rush this season due to the astronomical insurance quote they received is a devastating blow to another small business and to the community in Rush.

“The centre was a favourite for many young people in the locality as well as tourists and its absence will be a huge loss.

“The unfortunate reality is the government are stalling on insurance reform and it is killing local businesses across the State.

“We still have no Garda Insurance Fraud Unit and no evidence the government’s promised legal changes to review awards. There is also still no movement from the government on Sinn Féin’s Consumer Insurance Contracts Bill which will the playing field so that the consumer is better equipped to stand up to the insurer and argue the toss.

“Small businesses need these changes before the Summer, they cannot afford any dragging of heels.” 

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