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FINE Gael Cork North West Deputy, Áine Collins, has today (Thursday) welcomed the measures announced this week by the Government that are designed to assist small and micro enterprises to get off the ground and that will allow larger businesses to resolve their debts in a cheaper and easier way.
SMALL private companies will now be able to apply directly to the Circuit Court if they need to have an examiner appointed. This was announced Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD today. The change will be implemented through the Companies Acts which will be contained in the upcoming Companies Bill, scheduled for publication before the end of 2012 and enactment by the Oireachtas after that. Fine Gael Senator Deirdre Clune is welcoming this much needed development.
“I am delighted that the government is stepping in to address the issue of SME debt. This progress will make it cheaper and easier for viable businesses to restructure their debts.
Fine Gael Senator Deirdre Clune is welcoming the drafting of legislation to dissolve the City and County Enterprise Boards and replace them with Local Enterprise Offices (LEOs).
“This reform is part of the Action Plan for Jobs and aims to support enterprises at a local level. ??“It is my hope that businesses in Cork will avail of this invaluable resource. This change will result in the correct support, information and advice being accessible at local level for businesses. A ‘one-stop-shop’ will be set up for small businesses in each local authority.
“Minister Ring has announced Fáilte Ireland is to provide €59,000 in funding for festivals across Cork. This funding will help to continue the success of these festivals and it will continue Cork’s reputation as a festival city.
SPEAKING during a Topical Issue Debate in the Dáil today with Minister for Justice, Alan Shatter, Labour T.D. Ciaran Lynch, called for additional information to be added to the Property Price Register.
“The price of all property sold in Ireland since the 1st January 2012 is now available to the general public at the click of a button at; www.propertypriceregister.ie. The creation of this Property Price Register has lead to greater transparency in the property market, adding to the normalisation of house prices.
FINE Gael Cork North Central Senator, Colm Burke, has today (Tuesday) called on the Houses of the Oireachtas to increase their level of scrutiny of European Affairs. Senator Burke was speaking following his attendance at a conference entitled ‘Parliamentary Scrutiny of European Affairs’ at Westminster this week.
“The Lisbon Treaty included explicit democratic provisions to strengthen the role of the European Parliament and national parliaments in European matters. As a former member of the European Parliament, I have advocated, for some time now, that the Oireachtas makes greater use of these provisions in order to increase our participation in European affairs.