Fine Gael TD Jennifer Carroll MacNeill has called on Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty to respect the independence of the Central Bank after comments he made in the Dáil earlier regarding the insurance industry.
Deputy Carroll MacNeill said: “I and other elected representatives will be putting pressure on the insurance industry to honour any valid policies for struggling businesses.
“That’s what businesses want – valid policies honoured. And quickly. Not a three-year investigation by the Central Bank that will do nothing to keep businesses going in 2021.
“Pearse Doherty knows that the Central Bank is independent. He knows that a responsible government would never and could never direct the Central Bank on any matter.
“So it is wrong and disingenuous to suggest to the public otherwise. Or perhaps that is how Sinn Fein would behave in government?”