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#Pearse Doherty

# pearse-doherty - Thursday 21 November, 2019

Gardaí confirm they have launched 'comprehensive' probe into ghost insurance brokers

Customers are urged to check that their broker is registered before taking out insurance.

# pearse-doherty - Wednesday 13 November, 2019

Michelle O'Neill faces challenge to her role as MLA bids for Sinn Féin deputy leadership

O’Neill became vice president of Sinn Fein in January 2018.

# pearse-doherty - Wednesday 16 October, 2019

Insurance industry says it will engage with Central Bank probe into dual-pricing

Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty claims customers are being hit by a ‘loyalty penalty’.

# pearse-doherty - Thursday 3 October, 2019

Insurance firms accused of ‘breaking the law by not reporting fraudulent claims’

Sinn Fein’s Pearse Doherty told the companies they have a legal obligation to report suspicions of fraud.

# pearse-doherty - Tuesday 1 October, 2019

Sinn Féin proposes free GP visits, back-to-school bonuses and welfare hikes in alternative budget

Sinn Féin also wants to introduce an annual ‘Back to School Bonus Child Benefit Payment’ of €140

# pearse-doherty - Thursday 26 September, 2019

Finance Committee to investigate 'rip-off' dual pricing by insurance industry

Sinn Féin TD Pearse Doherty said companies are punishing loyal customers when they renew their policies.

# pearse-doherty - Tuesday 6 August, 2019

HSE saving measures to target older people and those with disabilities 'in order to break even'

The HSE boss has denied it is undertaking any cost-cutting measures.

# pearse-doherty - Friday 26 July, 2019

Boris Johnson's Brexit comments 'unhelpful', Coveney says

The Tánaiste was meeting with new Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Julian Smith today.

# pearse-doherty - Monday 15 July, 2019

FactCheck: Are 20% of personal injury insurance claims in Ireland fraudulent or exaggerated?

Members of the insurance industry have claimed that fraud is part of the reason for high premium costs.

The Explainer: Why are your insurance premiums increasing by so much?

And what can be done to fix the industry?

# pearse-doherty - Thursday 4 July, 2019

Insurance companies quizzed about why they aren't reporting fraudsters to the gardaí

Insurance premiums will fall if the cost of claims in Ireland falls, insurance companies told an Oireachtas committee today.

# pearse-doherty - Wednesday 3 July, 2019

Will there be a 2020 Christmas bonus? No decision's been made yet

Pearse Doherty said Christmas comes every year, yet the bonus hasn’t been factored into spending.

# pearse-doherty - Sunday 30 June, 2019

Why hasn't the government merged the PRSI and the USC yet? Minister says it's 'complex'

Sinn Féin says the lack of follow-through in the amalgamation is just another broken promise by Fine Gael.

# pearse-doherty - Thursday 20 June, 2019

Tánaiste says stricter online safety rules are needed: 'The days of self-regulation are over'

Calls for an online safety Oireachtas committee were heard in the Dáil today.

# pearse-doherty - Thursday 13 June, 2019

Dáil told insurance profits have jumped more than 1000%, but government says it's being 'as aggressive as it can be'

Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty said customers are being ‘fleeced’ by insurance providers.

# pearse-doherty - Tuesday 21 May, 2019

Taoiseach asks for details about letters sent to mortgage-holders demanding full payment of arrears within 30 days

Taoiseach has said it is now time for to review the tax treatment of vulture funds.

# pearse-doherty - Friday 10 May, 2019

Ulster Bank says it's 'unacceptable' a data breach resulted in its former customers' details being compromised

The breach resulted in names, contact information, and financial details being compromised.

# pearse-doherty - Tuesday 23 April, 2019

Anger over 'shocking seven-hour delay' in deploying Air Corps to fight wildfires in Donegal

The Air Corps responded in the afternoon but noted that it did not run a dedicated firefighting service.

# pearse-doherty - Saturday 13 April, 2019

Concerns over letters sent to mortgage-holders demanding full payment of arrears within 30 days

The Central Bank is aware that a regulated entity has written to a number of buy-to-let borrowers in arrears.

# pearse-doherty - Thursday 11 April, 2019

New AIB boss wants performance-based bonus ban lifted for bankers as staff are being enticed to competitors

New AIB boss wants performance-based bonus ban lifted for bankers as staff are being enticed to competitors

Following the banking crash, a government policy on bonuses was rolled out for State-owned banks.

# pearse-doherty - Tuesday 9 April, 2019

PTSB boss says it has 500 vacant properties on its books

Fianna Fáil’s Michael McGrath described the figure as ‘extraordinarily high’.

# pearse-doherty - Wednesday 3 April, 2019

Finance Minister says he wouldn't mind if his mortgage was held by a vulture fund

The minister said the Sinn Fein Bill to give mortgage holders the power to block the sale of their loans to vulture funds is unconstitutional.

'The banks are dictating what happens': TDs say government relying on 'constitution' card to block vulture funds Bill

Officials were quizzed about their assertions the Bill is unconstitutional and would result in higher mortgage interest rates.

# pearse-doherty - Tuesday 2 April, 2019

Central Bank to scrap code of conduct for banks on the transfer of mortgages as it's 'not relevant'

Sinn Féin’s No Consent, No Sale Bill aims to puts the code on a statutory footing.

# pearse-doherty - Sunday 24 March, 2019

Any tax loopholes used by vulture funds won't be closed down until the autumn, says Taoiseach

Last year, the Taoiseach vowed to close a loophole which allowed a €1.3 billion mortgage ‘vehicle’ from paying tax.

# pearse-doherty - Saturday 23 March, 2019

High Court Master says case could be taken against Ireland over special tax treatment given to vulture funds

Edmund Honohan has said there are many similarities to be drawn with the Apple case being taken.

# pearse-doherty - Wednesday 6 March, 2019

Department asks Europe to set a date for when motorists travelling to Northern Ireland will not need green cards

The government is working on a bilateral arrangement between the EU and the UK, but that has yet to be agreed.

# pearse-doherty - Saturday 2 March, 2019

Data on insurance costs from industry could be knowingly misrepresenting 'full picture', Doherty claims

The official CSO stats say the cost of insurance is going down but that isn’t being felt by many on the ground, Pearse Doherty has claimed.

# pearse-doherty - Thursday 21 February, 2019

Secretary General Robert Watt accused of 'playing games' with Oireachtas committees

Calls have been made by a number of committees for Watt to appear before them to outline DEPR’s role in the children’s hospital project.

# pearse-doherty - Thursday 31 January, 2019

Bill which aims to force banks to ask for permission before selling mortgages to vulture funds passes in the Dáil

The Bill puts into law what already exists at the moment as a voluntary Central Bank code

# pearse-doherty - Monday 28 January, 2019

'A cloud of sadness over the area': Tributes paid to four young men killed in Co Donegal car crash

John Harley, Seán Harkin, Mícheál Roarty and Daniel Scott were killed in a single-vehicle collision last night.

# pearse-doherty - Wednesday 19 December, 2018

SF proposes new law to prevent mortgages being sold to a vulture fund without the borrower's consent

Doherty said his proposed Bill will ensure the code is put into primary legislation.

# pearse-doherty - Tuesday 18 December, 2018

'It doesn't take very long for your balaclava to slip': Ructions in Dáil as Taoiseach and Doherty discuss Roscommon eviction

Leo Varadkar claimed that “when it comes to law and order” and the Sinn Féin party, “It doesn’t take very long for your balaclava to slip.”

# pearse-doherty - Thursday 4 October, 2018

Simon Coveney says the government's 'hugely ambitious' social housing programme is working

Coveney was standing in for Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, who is in Brussels to meet the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier.

# pearse-doherty - Wednesday 19 September, 2018

Opposition parties call for rent freeze, but Leo says it would be too expensive

Parties are calling for a rent freeze of up to three years.

# pearse-doherty - Thursday 6 September, 2018

Finance Minister says it's up to PTSB if it wants to appear before the finance committee over loan sale

Last month, PTSB sold its controversial Project Glas loan portfolio to an affiliate of the so-called vulture fund Lone Star for around €1.3 billion.

# pearse-doherty - Tuesday 4 September, 2018

Mortgage-holders caught up in PTSB loan sale to be invited to tell of the turmoil it has caused

Sinn Féin’s finance spokesperson Pearse Doherty said a full committee session should be dedicated to the loan book sale.

# pearse-doherty - Sunday 1 July, 2018

'I've never been a boycott fan': Micheál Martin unlikely to support Eurovision boycott

Martin said his party is considering a Bill tabled in the Seanad that aims to prohibit Ireland from trading with any companies originating in an occupied territory.

# pearse-doherty - Saturday 16 June, 2018

'We'll talk to all parties': Sinn Féin amends motion stating it can only go into power with left-wing parties

Sinn Féin says it is ready to ‘step up’ and enter government after the next election.

# pearse-doherty - Friday 15 June, 2018

Sinn Féin pledges to 'abolish all student fees'

Pearse Doherty TD made the pledge at the party’s Ard Fheis in Belfast.

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