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# pip - Tuesday 30 October, 2018

'95% stay in their own homes': Number of insolvency cases has risen by 60%

The Insolvency Service of Ireland has welcomed the rise in people seeking help.

# pip - Monday 23 January, 2017

Faulty breast implants lead to €60 million payout to 20,000 women

The implants were found to contain substandard silicone gel.

# pip - Friday 14 October, 2016

Know your ARFs from your PRSAs? Our guide to when to start a pension

And what the hell is a PIP? An ARF? We got some experts to answer your questions.

# pip - Monday 21 December, 2015

'Managing my debt got too much for me. I started to have panic attacks'

One man describes how he couldn’t see any light at the end of the tunnel.

# pip - Wednesday 12 March, 2014

Column: There are fewer bankruptcies than expected so far this year. Why?

A stand-off between debtors and creditors has led to a slow down in formal insolvency arrangements, write Anthony Joyce and Karl Deeter.

# pip - Tuesday 10 December, 2013

Founder of French breast implant scandal firm jailed

Jean-Claude Mas of PIP will spend four years in prison, while a number of the firm’s ex-managers have been convicted of fraud.

# pip - Wednesday 27 November, 2013

Family with €600k debt granted court protection under new insolvency arrangements

The case is the first involving mortgage debt to appear before the courts under the new personal insolvency arrangements.

# pip - Tuesday 22 October, 2013

MEPs agree legislation to avoid repeat of PIP breast implant scandal

The proposed legislation seeks to improve transparency of information for patients and medical staff.

# pip - Saturday 12 October, 2013

These four counties have no personal insolvency practitioners

Dublin has the highest number of PIPs, followed by Cork and Galway.

# pip - Tuesday 10 September, 2013

PIP apologises for comments about ‘bigger houses’ for professionals

Jim Stafford issued a statement saying that he did not intend to ‘create a distinction between so called professional classes and PAYE workers’.

# pip - Sunday 7 July, 2013

Weird Wide Web: Fat avatars, terminator vision and teaching you how to relax Week In Web This post contains videos

Weird Wide Web: Fat avatars, terminator vision and teaching you how to relax

All of your essential tech and social media news for the week in one byte-sized portion.

# pip - Friday 19 April, 2013

Column: The insolvency process should be a competent public system that ensures everyone has access

The Personal Insolvency Practitioners (PIP) will not be given prescriptive rules around charges, meaning the person who is really in trouble and has no funds could be left on the insolvency scrap heap, writes David Hall, who says there are a number of issues that need to be changed immediately.

# pip - Thursday 26 July, 2012

Harley Medical Group criticised by health committee PIP

Harley Medical Group criticised by health committee

The plastic surgery clinic refused an invitation to attend a meeting of the committee on the PIP breast implant scandal.

# pip - Tuesday 3 July, 2012

State to cover removal costs after clinic criticised over PIP breast implants

The Department of Health has said it does not believe the Harley Medical Group will fulfil its obligations in an acceptable manner and so care will be provided by the State.

# pip - Wednesday 9 May, 2012

Chief Medical Officer urged to seek replacement of PIP implants

Solicitors working on behalf of some women affected by the defective PIP breast implants have called for the implants to be replaced, and not just removed.

# pip - Friday 4 May, 2012

Implant removal cost will be met by clinics - Chief Medical Officer

Dr Tony Holohan told the Oireachtas yesterday that 138 PIP implants have ruptured as of mid-April.

# pip - Thursday 3 May, 2012

Chief Medical Officer to update Health Committee on PIP implants response

Dr Tony Holohan will address an Oireachtas Committee today on the government’s response to the issue of industrial grade silicone being used in some breast augmentation surgeries in Ireland.

# pip - Friday 30 March, 2012

State 'should pay to remove PIP implants' PIP

State 'should pay to remove PIP implants'

Oireachtas Committee hears that around 1,550 women received the potentially faulty implants in Ireland.

# pip - Thursday 29 March, 2012

Breast implants scare to be discussed at Leinster House

Irish Medicines Board to give latest news on status of PIP implants with which at least 1,500 Irish women were fitted.

# pip - Thursday 15 March, 2012

The Daily Fix: Thursday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Thursday’s evening round-up of all the day’s main news, plus the bits and pieces you may have missed.

Defective breast implants could have been used in Irish clinics before 2001

More patients could be affected on the back of this new information, said the Irish Medicines Board.

# pip - Wednesday 14 March, 2012

New regulation for cosmetic surgery clinics on the way

James Reilly is working on legislation which will provide for mandatory licencing of health providers, including cosmetic surgeries.

# pip - Tuesday 21 February, 2012

Channel 4's Big Fat Gypsy Weddings series is 'a work of fiction'

The culture represented in the popular show is “unrecognisable” to most Gypsies and Travellers – which, incidentally, are two separate ethnic groups, writes Pip Mckenzie-Borev.

# pip - Friday 27 January, 2012

PIP breast implants boss released on bail

Jean-Claude Mas faces charges of causing bodily harm over the breast implant controversy affecting thousands of women.

# pip - Thursday 26 January, 2012

Former head of breast implant company PIP arrested in France

PIP has been at the centre of an implant scandal over concerns their implants could burst.

# pip - Monday 16 January, 2012

The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things to know this morning…

# pip - Saturday 7 January, 2012

Medicines board critical of Irish plastic surgery clinic over breast implant scare

The IMB has revealed that the Harley Medical Group failed to communicate properly with their patients over the faulty PIP breast implants.

# pip - Friday 6 January, 2012

UK: No evidence for routine removal of breast implants

There are fears over the safety of implants made by French company PIP. The British government says there’s no evidence to say implants should be removed – but will pay for removal for anyone who wants it.

Implant scandal company PIP 'also produced silicone testicles'

Former workers of the company at the centre of a breast implant scandal claim that it also produced implants for men.

# pip - Saturday 24 December, 2011

The Daily Fix: Christmas Eve Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Christmas Eve

In today’s Fix: Ireland’s first skyscraper to be demolished, words that annoyed you most in 2011 and the best dance video you will ever see.

Interpol issues arrest warrant for breast implant scare boss

Frenchman Jean Claude Mas is wanted in Costa Rica for “life and health” offences.

# pip - Friday 23 December, 2011

France offers to pay for 30,000 breast implant removals

The French government said the implants should be removed over safety fears – but the Irish Medicines Board has said there is no evidence of risk.

French health authorities recommend removal of PIP breast implants

The French health minister said the decision was a matter of precaution and the removal is not an urgent issue.

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The 9 at 9: Friday

Nine things to know this morning…

# pip - Wednesday 21 December, 2011

Concern that Irish women could be affected by faulty breast implants

The Irish Medicines Board and the Irish Association of Plastic Surgeons has played down cancer fears but urged any concerned patients who have received the implants to consult their surgeon.

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The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nine things to know this morning…