Senators Michelle Mulherin and Gerry Horkan urged Minister for Insurance Michael D'Arcy to take immediate action to tackle unsustainable insurance costs following a briefing by RGDATA and other businesses and charities associated with the Alliance for Insurance Reform (AIR). AIR held a private session for TDs and Senators in Leinster House on Thursday 14 June. RGDATA Director General Tara Buckley briefed the TDs and Senators on the significant issues arising for local independent shops due to unsustainable insurance premium hikes and bogus and exaggerated claims.
Click here to read the report.
RGDATA is a member of the Alliance for Insurance Reform which made a submission to the Oireachtas Finance Committee. The Alliance session starts at 0:43:40 and the open Q&A starts at 1:18:30 and runs to 2:35:30. Click here to listen back.
Media coverage resulting from the Committee submission included:
• Irish Examiner
• Irish Independent
• Today with Sean O'Rourke
• Ireland AM on TV3
• Also Midlands 103, C103, Midwest Radio
Click here to read the response.
Frank and Honest, available in Centra and SuperValu stores across Ireland, will replace all non-recyclable single-use cups with a new compostable cup and lid. Read the press release here.
More than 25 State bodies and services will be available to offer free expert advice and information to SMEs, start-ups and entrepreneurs at a free one-stop-shop on Tuesday, September 25, in the Radisson Blu Hotel and Spa Limerick. It runs from 8.15 am to 1.30pm. Registration is free at www.takingcareofbusiness.ie.
Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring, has announced €15 million in funding for projects in rural towns and villages across Ireland through the 2018 Town and Village Renewal Scheme. Click here for details:
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