Davitt calls on Oireachtas to consider catch-all legislation on renewal of any business or profession requiring State licence or certificate  

Published on: 01 April 2021


Fianna Fáil Senator Aidan Davitt is proposing that the Oireachtas consider catch-all legislation regarding the renewal of any business or profession that requires a State licence or certificate.  

Speaking in the Seanad, Senator Davitt said, “I propose we consider catch-all legislation regarding the renewal of any business or profession that requires a State licence or certificate.     

“During the Covid pandemic, many businesses have been closed and for a long time. The State still requires closed businesses to comply with regulations and standards. If a business has met required such standards in 2019, the least we can do in 2021 is to introduce a waiver through catch-all legislation.   

“It would be practical for everyone and is a measure we should look at. The people and businesses have had a very hard time. This is a small thing where we can meet businesses, business people and professionals halfway.   

“Anyone, be he or she a publican, an auctioneer, a healthcare staff member or a builder, works to some State regulation or certificate. This suggestion should be looked at urgently and I ask the Leader to bring it to the Taoiseach from this House and progress it” concluded the Senator.   

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