Kids ‘lose out’ in insurance debacle

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Cllr Malcom Bryne, Fianna Fail

THE Fianna Fáil Councillor and by election candidate for Wexford, Malcolm Byrne, has criticized the Government for their lack of action on tackling the rising costs of insurance.

Councillor Byrne said that Fianna Fáil was the only party pushing the insurance reform agenda having brought forward the majority of motions and legislation relating to insurance in the Houses of the Oireachtas.

disheartening to see small businesses having to close their doors as a result of excessive insurance premiums

He said: “At a council level I have brought forward motions calling on the Government to accelerate its insurance reform programme. It’s disheartening to see small businesses having to close their doors as a result of excessive insurance premiums and public liability costs.

“Pubs, bars and restaurants across Wexford have all seen their insurance premiums rise by thousands over the past number of years. Some can’t get insurance cover while for others the future is uncertain.”

He said without intervention there isn’t going to be a leisure centre left in the country where children could play.

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