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Denis Reen, Chairman of Tralee Waterworld, the company that runs the Aqua Dome has said that the government need to take urgent action on insurance reform and compensation culture

Denis Reen, Chairman of Tralee Waterworld, the company that runs the Aqua Dome has said that the government need to take urgent action on insurance reform and compensation culture

Denis Reen, Chairman of Tralee Waterworld, the company that runs the Aqua Dome has said that the government need to take urgent action on insurance reform and compensation culture

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Denis Reen, the head of the company which runs the Aqua Dome, has said that he has no other choice but to repeat the same message from last year about the urgent action needed on insurance reform and the compensation culture sweeping the country.

Denis is Chairman of Tralee Waterworld and in a statement released last week, he warned that more businesses in the leisure industry will be forced to close unless the government take action on what he called a "cancer"  which is now "endemic" in our society.

He said that the measures undertaken by the government to tackle the issue have not been good enough. "The government will tell us that they have established the Judicial Council, but if they believe that their work is now done and that adequate reform will now take place, then I am in despair," he said. "The Personal Injuries Assessment Board (PIAB) set up by the Government to reduce legal costs, is of little use as it currently exists," he continued.  One year on from making this exact same plea to politcians, Denis admitted that he is in despair at the thought that the beloved Tralee attraction, which celebrated 25 years in business back in May of this year, will not have a long term future in this current climate. "Our business which has a turnover of just over a million a year and employs 33 people has to currently make a provision for up to €200,000 a year just to cope with this problem.

This is untenable and cannot continue. The Government has to act." "The vested interests will be loud in their objections but the people are eventually going to see that they are paying the piper here."

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"No one has a problem with the genuine cases but it is the false and exaggerated claims, which now seem to be accepted as a safe gamble, which are bringing the whole system into disrepute," Denis continued.


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