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-  Anthony Lawlor TD

Dáil Question on Sale of AIB Shares

To ask the Minister for Finance if the proceeds from the sale of shares in Allied Irish Bankss can be better utilised for capital projects rather than to reduct the State’s debt; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

-  Anthony Lawlor TD

Dáil Question on training courses for unemployed

To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection if she will provide details of training courses available for unemployed persons who had been self-employed and now wish to upskill; her views that every opportunity should be provided to all persons wishing to upskill in order to re-enter the workforce; if there are plans to allow greater access to training courses to all unemployed persons, irrespective of their previous occupation; and if she will make a statement on the matter.

-  Paudie Coffey TD

Minister Coffey calls on Bank of Ireland to reconsider €700 withdrawal limit

Fine Gael Waterford Minister Paudie Coffey has called on Bank of Ireland to reconsider its new customer policy of only allowing withdrawals of more than €700 with tellers. Minister Coffey said that this policy should be looked at again and a practical approach should be taken, in particular for rural & elderly customers where branches exist.

Bank of Ireland slamming the door on many of its customers - O'Donnell

Fine Gael TD for Limerick City, Kieran O'Donnell, has strongly criticised Bank of Ireland for restrictions it is imposing on over-the-counter lodgements and withdrawals. The bank has announced that it will no longer handle cash withdrawals of less than €700 and lodgements of less than €3,000.

-  Senator Catherine Noone

Increase sentences for drink drivers to 14 years – Noone

Dublin Senator and Fine Gael candidate for Dublin West, Catherine Noone, has called for tougher sentences for drink drivers. Senator Noone made the call following the tragic death of four-year-old Ciaran Treacy.

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