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Monthly archive March, 2014
Any protections for Borrowers in the Central Bank Bill 2014?

Any protections for Borrowers in the Central Bank Bill 2014?

On the 26th of March we discussed the Draft heads of the Central Bank Bill 2014 in the Finance Committee with the head of legal affairs from the Department of Finance. The bill allows for ICS Building Society to transfer its assets and liabilities to Bank of Ireland, but it doesn’t offer any protection to...
Time for the Minister to get the Chop?

Time for the Minister to get the Chop?

On Wednesday, 26th March, I asked Enda Kenny whether Alan Shatter is the right man to lead the Department of Justice given the scandal after scandal that’s dogging his tenure. Below is my question and the Taoiseach’s response-   Stephen Donnelly Yesterday, the Taoiseach told Members that a group within An Garda Síochána, perhaps a...
Wicklow County Council Fixes Accident Black Spot in Roundwood

Wicklow County Council Fixes Accident Black Spot in Roundwood

Cunningham’s Corner, near Roundwood, has been an accident black spot for some time. Recently, there have been a number of accidents, and tragically, there was one fatality last December. I raised the issue with Wicklow County Council. They got onto the NRA to examine what can be done beyond the signage and rumble strips that...
Special Liquidators: Where's the report?

Special Liquidators: Where’s the report?

On February 26th, myself and the Finance Committee asked the IBRC Special Liquidator to release a report by PWC. The confidential report was instrumental to the decision to sell the IBRC loan books on the international market. They declined to do so, but I pushed. Finally, they agreed to release a redacted version. That was...
Greystones residents invited to have their say on the future of the town

Greystones residents invited to have their say on the future of the town

Public Meeting on the Greystones Strategy Wednesday April 2, 8pm, Charlesland Golf club, Greystones The steering group of the Greystones Strategy Project is inviting Greystones residents to a public meeting on Wednesday, April 2, 8pm in the Charlesland Golf Club. The meeting will consist of an update on the Greystones Strategy and give the community...
Supporting Arklow Cancer Support Group

Supporting Arklow Cancer Support Group

The other day I visited the Arklow Cancer Support Group. It’s been hugely successful in the area. They’ve more than doubled the number of clients they help in the last year alone. The demand for emotional and practical support has been huge, as proven by the growth. We also have the community to thank for...