Saturday 25 November 2017

Reforms will help create climate and structure for our recovery

While encouraged that progress is being made in some areas, Willie O'Dea says that more needs to be done

IN A political world that is increasingly full of pundits, commentators and assorted talking heads spewing forth their unmandated views from morning to night, it is good to know that there are still those willing to listen and take good ideas on board.

Two of the ideas I have championed in this column over the past few months now look like coming to fruition, though to varying degrees.

The first, on reforming the laws on bankruptcy, is being adopted by Justice Minister Dermot Ahern. Along with a number of other important reforms, the Civil Law Bill 2010, published on Monday, contains a section reforming the laws on bankruptcy, halving the period for the discharge from bankruptcy to six years.

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