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#Ciarán Lynch

# ciaran-lynch - Thursday 10 April, 2014

Richie Boucher defends €843,000 pay, says BOI is 'comfortable'

Bank of Ireland officials told the finance committee that they would veto any suggestion of debt write-down made by a Personal Insolvency Practitioner.

Are enough airline staff being trained to identify trafficking victims?

Irish airlines are being encouraged to use the online training resource, developed by the Justice Department.

# ciaran-lynch - Wednesday 9 April, 2014

AIB explains why its home repossessions tripled last year

The bank is currently engaged in 9,000 legal or potential legal cases with customers in mortgage arrears.

Up to one in five PTSB customers in mortgage arrears are not engaging with the bank

Officials from Permanent TSB told the Oireachtas finance committee that 85 per cent of customers offered a split-mortgage had agreed to the deal.

# ciaran-lynch - Tuesday 4 February, 2014

'The government can't make insurance companies insure people'

Brian Hayes told the Dáil that those living in flood plains not being insured was a “commercial issue”.

# ciaran-lynch - Monday 13 January, 2014

John McGuinness: Missing bank guarantee documents need to be found

The chair of the Public Accounts Committee said he is “appalled” by the news that documents related to the bank guarantee have gone missing in the Department of Finance.

# ciaran-lynch - Sunday 10 November, 2013

Department's FOI amendments 'run entirely contrary to spirit' of bill

NUJ Secretary Seamus Dooley said that if the amendments are passed there is a danger FOI requests will “become unaffordable”.

# ciaran-lynch - Thursday 7 November, 2013

Revenue: We assumed that people would be somewhat familiar with the concepts

The chairperson of the Revenue Commissioners is appearing before TDs and Senators on the Oireachtas Finance Committee this afternoon.

Revenue chair faces grilling from TDs and Senators over property tax fiasco

The chair of the Revenue Commissioners will appear before the Oireachtas Finance Committee later today.

# ciaran-lynch - Monday 4 November, 2013

Revenue boss to face TDs questions amid criticism of Property Tax deadline

Josephine Feehily is expected to appear before the Oireachtas Finance Committee. It comes as retailers warn that the Revenue’s approach could have a serious effect on trade in the run-up to Christmas.

# ciaran-lynch - Sunday 3 November, 2013

Ministers admit property tax letter confusion, but insist no one has to pay until 2014

Meanwhile, the Revenue Commissioners chairman is to be invited before the Oireachtas Finance Committee next week.

# ciaran-lynch - Sunday 8 September, 2013

Watch: "It's all gone mad" - 8 moments from this week's 'grilling' of the bankers

The bankers were given targets to tackle the mortgage crisis, but no-one was happy with the measures they took to reach them…

# ciaran-lynch - Wednesday 4 September, 2013

Ulster Bank CEO: ‘It costs money to live in a house’… TDs: ‘We know’…

Members of the Oireachtas Finance Committee took exception to Jim Brown’s repeated assertion this afternoon that “there is a cost to living in a home”.

Ulster Bank began legal action in 4,124 arrears cases between March and June

Jim Brown is the latest bank boss to appear before the Oireachtas Finance Committee to be grilled on how lenders are addressing the mortgage arrears crisis.

# ciaran-lynch - Monday 24 June, 2013

'Anglo tapes show need for banking inquiry' - man who wants to run inquiry

Ciarán Lynch, the chair of the Oireachtas finance committee, says the tapes may be “the tip of the iceberg”.

# ciaran-lynch - Monday 22 April, 2013

Decision to stock ATMs with €10 notes welcomed

A spokesperson for the regulator said the change will come into effect later this year.

# ciaran-lynch - Sunday 31 March, 2013

Seanad could be given role to hold public inquiries... if it survives

The Seanad could be given the opportunity to seek the right to hold major public inquiries – if it is not abolished first.

# ciaran-lynch - Monday 25 February, 2013

Meeting of European finance chairmen to discuss life after the crisis

Labour’s Ciarán Lynch will today chair a meeting of the chairs of the Finance Committees of each of the 27 EU states.

# ciaran-lynch - Saturday 9 February, 2013

EC says Ireland is free to give grants for defibrillators

An enquiry by MEP Liam Aylward confirms that Government is forbidden under EU law to lift VAT rate on defibrillators – but that the EC says all states could give financial support to offset cost.

# ciaran-lynch - Saturday 26 January, 2013

Government says it can't remove VAT on defibrillators

“Taxing defibrillators is like putting a tax on saving lives”: the 23 per cent VAT rate which Government says can’t be lifted because of an EU directive.

# ciaran-lynch - Wednesday 16 January, 2013

Central Bank governor believes there will be 'permanent loan modifications'

Central Bank governor Patrick Honohan was before the Oireachtas Finance committee this afternoon.

# ciaran-lynch - Tuesday 15 January, 2013

Governor of Central Bank to discuss state of economy with committee

The Oireachtas’ Finance Committee is to meet with Professor Patrick Honohan tomorrow, where they will discuss Irish banking.

# ciaran-lynch - Thursday 20 December, 2012

Bank directors to be asked if AIB and BOI are acting in public interest

Four directors – including former Tánaiste Dick Spring – will be questioned by the Oireachtas Finance Committee on whether the bailed-out banks are acting in the public interest.

# ciaran-lynch - Wednesday 10 October, 2012

New chairman of Finance Committee 'determined to get stuck in from day one'

The position had been held by Alex White TD, who has taken up the junior ministerial position vacated by Róisín Shortall.

# ciaran-lynch - Tuesday 25 September, 2012

Irish Insurance Federation before committee over flood insurance failures

Representatives from the IIF were before the Joint Committee on Environment, Culture and the Gaeltacht today.

# ciaran-lynch - Thursday 10 May, 2012

Minister to introduce clamping legislation based on report

The Committee report includes recommendations standardising penalties, signage, training and appeal processes – and prohibiting operators from using premium rate phone numbers.

# ciaran-lynch - Wednesday 8 February, 2012

Investigate the Vita Cortex accounts, TD tells watchdog

Labour TD Ciarán Lynch has asked the Director of Corporate Enforcement to examine the accounts of the firm which says it cannot pay statutory redundancy to its 32 former employees.

# ciaran-lynch - Wednesday 1 February, 2012

Oireachtas committee to meet over fuel laundering

Representatives from the Revenue, the Dept of Environment and farm and retail groups will be at today’s meeting.

# ciaran-lynch - Wednesday 11 January, 2012

LRC invites parties to talks on Vita Cortex dispute

The Labour Relations Commission invites both sides in the Vita Cortex dispute to attend talks on ending a four-week sit-in.

# ciaran-lynch - Monday 25 July, 2011

Olympic athletes 'should get tax breaks to visit Ireland'

The proposed measures are designed to lure London 2012 athletes to use Ireland as a base.

# ciaran-lynch - Sunday 3 July, 2011

Oireachtas committee to vet chairs of State boards

“Scrutiny” of new appointments to CIE, Dublin Bus, Iarnrod Eireann and Dublin Bus is to prove that State boards are not a “closed shop”.

# ciaran-lynch - Sunday 27 February, 2011

LABOUR’S CANDIDATE IN Cork South Central Ciarán Lynch is the first contender to be elected this morning, on the second day of the count. Lynch was elected on the ninth count.

# ciaran-lynch - Thursday 2 December, 2010

Gogarty slams Labour moves to delay Dublin Mayor vote

Paul Gogarty slams a defeated Labour Party move that would have seen the directly-elected mayor be delayed until 2014.

# ciaran-lynch - Monday 1 November, 2010

€700,000 for penguins - a month before the Budget

Does Social Protection minister Éamon Ó Cuív include penguins in his constituent base now?