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  • Law Society dismisses retailers' concerns regarding spurious & bogus insurance claims in shops
    the Law Society can hardly remember investigating a complaint in relation to a Solicitor involved in taking a spurious or bogus case Tara Buckley Director General commented While we have a number of cases involving Solicitors that we can proceed to bring to the attention of a number of authorities we need to hear more from our retailers on this issue If you have been the victim of a bogus or spurious claim please let RGDATA know so that we can raise these matters with the Department of Justice and the Gardai directly Buckley continued It would seem that the Law Society will not be proactive in weeding out Solicitors who are knowingly advancing claims which are try ons spurious or dubious and almost want to be presented with a book of evidence before they get involved RGDATA is also meeting with the Insurance Federation shortly to outline issues highlighted by members in relation to large insurance payouts and the reason for them Tara Buckley added The persistent complaint from retailers is that insurance companies are too eager to settle claims for a nuisance value and do not vigorously resist claims that are spurious or bogus It is important that

    Original URL path: http://www.rgdata.ie/index.php/press-room/press-releases/209-law-society-dismisses-retailers-concerns-regarding-spurious-bogus-insurance-claims-in-shops (2016-02-18)
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  • RGDATA’s Tara Buckley opens a Celebration of Independent Retail Exhibition of Trade Memorabilia “Through rose tinted glasses” by Rian Coulter Thursday 23 April.
    busy as ever fighting the cause for family owned stores This year RGDATA will be highlighting the True Value of the Local Shop in an exciting new campaign as independent shops in rural towns and villages and urban areas continue to struggle to survive Ensuring Irish owned shops are busy and profitable remains a key challenge However their future is in all our hands We all need to support these important local businesses by giving them our custom Independent shops must also play their part to ensure that they attract and serve local customers provide value quality and a positive shopping experience All independent shops throughout the country have to be extremely well managed if they are to take on the challenge from the German and British global multiples Standing here in this vibrant family owned shop I sincerely hope that 2015 will be the year that independent retailers take back their green flag from the pretenders Independent Irish food convenience shops and supermarkets are the genuine green grocers Independent family owned shops always were and still are the best supporters of Irish producers and suppliers They are the glue that bind the local community and genuinely contribute to the

    Original URL path: http://www.rgdata.ie/index.php/press-room/press-releases/208-rgdata-s-tara-buckley-opens-a-celebration-of-independent-retail-exhibition-of-trade-memorabilia-through-rose-tinted-glasses-by-rian-coulter-thursday-23-april (2016-02-18)
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  • RGDATA's Director General Tara Buckley joined The People's Conversation at a special session at the Wheel Conference 2015 in Croke Park Conference Centre.
    of small shops convenience stores and supermarkets Irish family owned businesses that are the glue that hold a community together International research consistently shows that communities with vibrant locally owned businesses are stronger have citizens that are more engaged with each other more people involved in volunteering and local community services citizens that are more politically engaged We need to support each other and support small local businesses if we want strong vibrant communities where people look out for each other Buckley said The People s Conversation is a movement in the spirit of the decade of commemoration where The Wheel has partnered with The Carnegie UK Trust to support a deep and challenging People s Conversation on Citizenship to generate a vision to guide Ireland s development in the 21 st century Irish people s understanding of the rights responsibilities and interrelationships of citizens families communities and the State have changed radically in the past 100 years Recent events have also raised questions about our sovereignty and our ability to look after each other fairly Irish family owned shops have had some very challenging years They have had to deal with the economic downturn and the arrival of the

    Original URL path: http://www.rgdata.ie/index.php/press-room/press-releases/206-rgdata-s-director-general-tara-buckley-joined-the-people-s-conversation-at-a-special-session-at-the-wheel-conference-2015-in-croke-park-conference-centre (2016-02-18)
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  • Increase sentences for serial shoplifters: RGDATA urges Minister
    of theft in commercial premises as well as private dwellings The Minister has responded saying that because of the constitutional protection of personal liberty and the importance of a person s dwelling which is given special recognition in Article 40 5 of the Constitution it is not possible to extend the special constitutional protection to commercial premises Minister Fitzgerald said that the Government does recognize the problem of theft from shops and businesses and fully supports the work of An Garda Siochana to engage with retailers and other experts on this issue RGDATA attended the National Strategic Retail Theft Forum on 7 May and raised independent retailers concerns about the growing impact of serial shoplifting and drive offs on their businesses Tara Buckley Director General RGDATA said RGDATA members are reporting increasing incidents of shoplifting retail theft and drive offs Independent retailers identify this issue as one of the key concerns impacting on the future viability of their businesses This is a major issue that needs to be dealt with and serial offenders should face the same penalties as those who rob private dwellings Dealing with constant shoplifting is causing huge stress for independent retailers and putting their shops and

    Original URL path: http://www.rgdata.ie/index.php/press-room/press-releases/202-increase-sentences-for-serial-shoplifters-rgdata-urges-minister (2016-02-18)
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  • Retail Consultation Forum - RGDATA raises the issues of bank charges and shoplifting
    Submissions Transcripts Planning members gain additional information Contact Members Website Login Press Releases 2016 30 Apr 2015 Retail Consultation Forum RGDATA raises the issues of bank charges and shoplifting Retail Consultation Forum RGDATA raises the issues of bank charges and shoplifting div uk panel data uk grid margin Built with HTML5 and CSS3 by Reidnet Design Copyright RGDATA 2014 Registered in Ireland No 00515768 Privacy Policy Disclainer HOME About Membership

    Original URL path: http://www.rgdata.ie/index.php/press-room/press-releases/201-retail-consultation-forum-rgdata-raises-the-issues-of-bank-charges-and-shoplifting (2016-02-18)
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  • Press Releases
    2016 19 January 2016 Low Pay Commission Consultation exercise on sub minima rates for young people is grossly deficient 14 January 2016 PRESS RELEASES 2015 31 December 2015 EM News must consult Retailers on carriage charges review RGDATA 16 December 2015 Irresponsible Retailers rewarded by new alcohol sales curbs 10 December 2015 Local authorities culpable for decline of Irish town centres 05 November 2015 RGDATA calls for grant for independent

    Original URL path: http://www.rgdata.ie/index.php/press-room/press-releases?limitstart=0 (2016-02-18)
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  • Retailers report alarming rise in claims for slips and trips
    hip The insurance company paid out 70K and it didn t go to court While this was a genuine case the amount of the payout was a concern In a second case the customer slipped and fell in the shop and broke her arm The insurance company paid out 34K While these are not bogus claims as such there is an an increase in the number of people claiming and the amount the insurance companies are paying out without going to court I feel people are encouraged to claim as the payouts are so large and they go unchallenged the shop owner commented Case 4 Another shop owner currently has four claims involving Polish employees An employee who has returned to Poland rang him to let him know that she got a call from a solicitor in Ireland encouraging her to take a claim for any injury she might have incurred She was told that it would not affect her employer as the insurance company would be paying The former employee was not comfortable with this and phoned the shop owner He is insured with Aviva and made them aware of this He says they are good at backing up their clients and do not pay out without question Case 5 A shop owner reported that a woman got paid 40K resulting from her slipping on a potato on the shop floor and breaking her hip The insurance company settled before going to Court The shop owner in question had no proof of what happened His premium was increased by 2 000 following this claim Case 6 A shop owner had a claim from a customer who said he slipped in the shop and hurt his knee This happened on a day that the cameras were down which might happen once or twice a year The customer was out of work for a week and wanted to be reimbursed for that week s wages This member s solicitor advised him to pay The member s insurance premium went up by 20 Case 7 A shop owner had a claim for a slip at the door of his shop The building next door was getting power hosed and the woman slipped on the wet ground She had a soft tissue injury and the Personal Injuries Board suggested an award of 17 400 Next door owner refused to get involved Shop owner has refused to pay this and his insurance company are supporting him This is an ongoing claim Case 8 Shop owner has two claims involving customers One relates to a fall which happened a year and a half ago and he no longer has CCTV footage of the incident The two main witnesses no longer work for him and have left the country Shop owner thinks that a the two year statute of limitations is too long He thinks if that could be reduced it would be a huge help The second claim relates to a young boy who was

    Original URL path: http://www.rgdata.ie/index.php/press-room/press-releases/200-retailers-report-alarming-rise-in-claims-for-slips-and-trips (2016-02-18)
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  • Publication of the Joint Committee on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Report
    Archives Submissions Transcripts Planning members gain additional information Contact Members Website Login Press Releases 2016 30 Mar 2015 Publication of the Joint Committee on Jobs Enterprise and Innovation Report Publication of the Joint Committee on Jobs Enterprise and Innovation Report div uk panel data uk grid margin Built with HTML5 and CSS3 by Reidnet Design Copyright RGDATA 2014 Registered in Ireland No 00515768 Privacy Policy Disclainer HOME About Membership Info

    Original URL path: http://www.rgdata.ie/index.php/press-room/press-releases/189-publication-of-the-joint-committee-on-jobs-enterprise-and-innovation-report (2016-02-18)
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