Monthly Archives: October 2018

FF Bill will clamp down on insurance fraud

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– False compensation claims have led to increased premiums –   – New FF Bill will force DPP to investigate fraudulent claims –  Fianna Fáil has brought forward a new Bill to clamp down on insurance fraud, which should see the reduction in insurance costs. The ‘Civil Liability and Courts (Amendment) Bill’ seeks to reduce the number of fraudulent insurance claims by ensuring false claims are dealt with under the law. Fianna Fáil Deputy Leader and TD for Mayo Dara Calleary commented, “Consumers are being charged huge insurance premiums because of the large number of false compensation claims.  This is deeply unfair and Fianna Fáil is stepping up to the […]

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Urology Outpatient lists continue worrying upward trend – Calleary

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  – Govt failing to tackle increasing waiting lists – Fianna Fáil Deputy Leader Dara Calleary has highlighted a worrying increase in the number of people waiting for urology appointments in hospitals across the country. There were almost 30,000 people on the outpatient waiting list at the end of August, with over 10,500 patients waiting more than a year to see a doctor.  New figures released to Deputy Calleary reveal that Tallaght Hospital, Galway University Hospital and University Hospital Waterford have the longest waiting lists for this particular speciality. Deputy Calleary explained, “While some progress has been made with inpatient procedures, as a result of the additional funding secured by […]

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