New businesses in North West ‘crippled’ by insurance costs

first_imgBusinesses in the North West are failing or struggling to get off the ground due to rising insurance costs, a local TD has said.Deputy Marc MacSharry has warned that high premiums are proving to be a barrier to entry for new businesses and are costing jobs in the region.A Fianna Fáil motion was debated in the Dáil this week on the developing crisis facing businesses, sporting clubs and community organisations across the country as a result of the cost of employer and public liability insurance. Deputy Mac Sharry commented, “Small and medium sized businesses have been the strength behind rural Ireland. In counties Sligo, Leitrim, Roscommon, and South Donegal we are reliant on local businesses in our communities.“However, the lack of action from the government to stem the rising tide of insurance costs are seeing many businesses go under and this is preventing new businesses from starting up.”Mr MacSharry hit out at the government’s lack of solutions.The Sligo-Leitrim TD said: “It is now nine months since the completion of the final report of the Personal Injuries Commission (PIC). The PIC confirmed that the level of damages for soft-tissue (whiplash) injuries in Ireland runs at a multiple of 4.4 times to that of our nearest neighbours England and Wales. “There has been no movement on its central recommendation – the establishment of a Judicial Council which would compile guidelines for appropriate general damages for various types of personal injury.“Similarly, we are over two years on from the recommendation to establish a dedicated insurance fraud unit within An Garda Síochána and again there has been no movement on this. Fraudulent and exaggerated claims are a significant problem in my view and this problem needs to be tackled.“There appears to be no political will from government to take substantial action on reducing insurance costs. The government needs to understand that failure to tackle the insurance crisis facing certain sectors is costing jobs in the north west region,” concluded Deputy Mac Sharry.New businesses in North West ‘crippled’ by insurance costs was last modified: March 14th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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) Tags:Deputy Marc MacSharryfianna failinsurancelast_img read more

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J&K Governor Satya Pal Malik hoists tricolour in Srinagar

first_img He, however, said reasonable restrictions are put in place to maintain the law and order situation in the Valley.The situation in Kashmir continued to be calm since the abrogation of the special status of Jammu and Kashmir on August 5 as no major incidents were reported and due to this, the government has given further relaxation in prohibitory orders in many areas, the officer had said. Women police contingent take part at Independence Day celebration in Srinagar.  | Photo Credit: Nissar Ahmad Governor Satya Pal Malik hoisted the national tricolour at the Sher-e-Kashmir stadium in Srinagar, in the first Independence Day celebration in Jammu and Kashmir after the abrogation of its special status.After unfurling the flag, Mr. Malik inspected the parade of paramilitary forces and Jammu and Kashmir Police.Addressing the gathering, Mr. Malik said people need not be worried about their identity after the steps taken by the Centre.He said the government has a zero-tolerance policy towards terrorism and sustained efforts by armed forces have ensured that terrorists have accepted their defeat.There is a sharp decline in terror recruitment and incidents of stone pelting after Friday prayers, he said.last_img read more

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