Doherty calls for task force to save creches from threat of closure

first_imgDonegal Deputy Pearse Doherty is calling on the Taoiseach to set up and lead a Ministerial Task Force to address the insurance crisis after Ireland’s creches were dealt with a blow this week.Ironshore Europe, one of Ireland’s biggest insurers for childcare, is reportedly set to withdraw from the Irish market, leaving just one main company operating from January 2020.Deputy Doherty said that childcare providers who were insured with Ironshore Europe could face closure if they cannot get alternative cover or their premiums rise with the switchover and a lack of competition. He called on the Taoiseach to immediately set up and lead a task force with key Ministers to deal with the impending crisis.Speaking today, Deputy Doherty said: “Without exaggerating, this has become a full-blown crisis across several sectors. Not just childcare, but community and voluntary groups, the leisure sector and small businesses.“The Government have failed to take the failure of the insurance market, and its impact on businesses, seriously. The Minister responsible for the insurance sector doesn’t even sit at the Cabinet table.“From the opposition benches Sinn Féin have called for immediate reforms in the insurance sector; from the set up of a dedicated Garda Insurance Fraud Unit to the banning of dual pricing by insurance companies. My Consumer Insurance Contracts Bill, which would strengthen the position of consumers in their contracts, is due to pass all stages in the Seanad this week.” Deputy Doherty said the issue cannot be ignored any longer: “I am calling on the Taoiseach to set up and lead a Ministerial Task Force to address the insurance crisis; not as just another talking shop but to take immediate action. This Task Force should include the Minister for Finance, Minister for Business, Enterprise & Innovation and Ministers representing the most affected sectors, including the Minister for Children & Youth Affairs.“This Task Force should meet with the industry and affected sectors, find solutions and deal with this crisis before it ends with the mass closure of businesses and childcare providers across the State”. Doherty calls for task force to save creches from threat of closure was last modified: December 9th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Parnell holds first Rally

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #parnellholdsrally #magneticmedianewscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, December 3, 2016 – Tonight the PDM Cheshire Hall Candidate hosts a rally in the constituency at the Alice Gibson clearing near Max’s Mini Mart; Parnell today told Magnetic Media the rally begins at 7:30pm.   It is his first rally for Cheshire Hall and Richmond Hill.last_img

Joe Gomez extends Liverpool stay

first_imgEngland defender Joe Gomez has today penned down a new long-term contract with Liverpool Football Club.Gomez, 21, committed his future to the Reds by signing a fresh deal at Melwood on Monday morning, extending his three-and-a-half-year stay with the club.The rising star originally arrived on Merseyside from Charlton Athletic in the summer of 2015 and is happy with the progress he has made.Gomez told Liverpoolfc.com: “Signing this new deal means the world to me.Top 5 Premier League players to watch for next weekend Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 11, 2019 With the international activity cooling down for the next month, we go back to the Premier League’s Top 5 players to watch this weekend.After…“I’ve been at the club a few years now and have had the pleasure to play for Liverpool and experience what that means, so I am delighted to get the chance to extend my contract here.“I love the club, I love playing and learning here, and I am happy for that to continue.”Gomez is currently facing another spell on the sidelines due to a lower-leg fracture picked up against Burnley last week, though thankfully he’s set to return sooner rather than later in the New Year.last_img read more

Skriniar is happy for the way 2018 ended

first_imgThe Inter Milan footballer has talked after his team defeated Empoli in the closing weekend of the first half of the 2018-2019 Italian Lega Serie A seasonFor Slovakian defender Milan Skriniar, the way Internazionale Milan is ending the year 2018 is excellent.“We’ve managed to get some good results this year and have now finished with two consecutive victories, something which is certainly a positive thing for us,” he told the club’s official website.“We’re happy to have won on the road again, and we’ve also kept another clean sheet.”Romelu Lukaku, Serie A, Inter MilanCapello calls Lukaku “a modern striker” Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 The former Italian manager believes Romelu Lukaku is perfectly suited for Antonio Conte’s Internazionale Milan in the Serie A.“It’s true that we haven’t scored many goals recently, but the important thing is to win games,” he added.“Now we’ll rest for a few days before we get back to it – we need to be strong upon returning.”“In the past few days, the club has been spoken about a lot, but as a group we’re united. Providing a response on the pitch is the best thing we can do,” Skriniar explained.“We hope that we’ll be able to provide you with amazing moments in 2019. I would like to wish you all a happy new year!”last_img read more

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