Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Questions (485)

Pearse Doherty

Question:

485. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the discussions he has had with the programme finance troika of the International Monetary Fund, the European Central Bank and the European Commission since 26 December 2012 in respect of the implementation of the Personal Insolvency Act 2012. [9764/13]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

The EU/ECB/IMF Troika team was in Dublin in January 2013 as part of their normal quarterly review of the Programme of Financial Support for Ireland and met with officials from my Department as part of that review process.

The team noted the enactment of the Personal Insolvency Act 2012 which represented significant progress since their last visit. The measures being taken by my Department, the Insolvency Service and other relevant parties to bring about the full operation of the new debt resolution processes were discussed.