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Court approves PIA allowing man to write off €1.38m in debt owed to financial fund
Ten properties are to be sold off and the proceeds will go towards reducing his debt to the financial fund.
PIP breast implant victims should receive compensation, says French court
The court said that German company TUV Rheinland committed negligence by certifying them as safe.
'95% stay in their own homes': Number of insolvency cases has risen by 60%
The Insolvency Service of Ireland has welcomed the rise in people seeking help.
Faulty breast implants lead to €60 million payout to 20,000 women
The implants were found to contain substandard silicone gel.
Know your ARFs from your PRSAs? Our guide to when to start a pension
And what the hell is a PIP? An ARF? We got some experts to answer your questions.
'Managing my debt got too much for me. I started to have panic attacks'
One man describes how he couldn’t see any light at the end of the tunnel.
Column: There are fewer bankruptcies than expected so far this year. Why?
A stand-off between debtors and creditors has led to a slow down in formal insolvency arrangements, write Anthony Joyce and Karl Deeter.
Founder of French breast implant scandal firm jailed
Jean-Claude Mas of PIP will spend four years in prison, while a number of the firm’s ex-managers have been convicted of fraud.
Family with €600k debt granted court protection under new insolvency arrangements
The case is the first involving mortgage debt to appear before the courts under the new personal insolvency arrangements.
MEPs agree legislation to avoid repeat of PIP breast implant scandal
The proposed legislation seeks to improve transparency of information for patients and medical staff.
These four counties have no personal insolvency practitioners
Dublin has the highest number of PIPs, followed by Cork and Galway.
PIP apologises for comments about ‘bigger houses’ for professionals
Jim Stafford issued a statement saying that he did not intend to ‘create a distinction between so called professional classes and PAYE workers’.
Weird Wide Web: Fat avatars, terminator vision and teaching you how to relax
All of your essential tech and social media news for the week in one byte-sized portion.
Column: The insolvency process should be a competent public system that ensures everyone has access
The Personal Insolvency Practitioners (PIP) will not be given prescriptive rules around charges, meaning the person who is really in trouble and has no funds could be left on the insolvency scrap heap, writes David Hall, who says there are a number of issues that need to be changed immediately.
Harley Medical Group criticised by health committee
The plastic surgery clinic refused an invitation to attend a meeting of the committee on the PIP breast implant scandal.
State to cover removal costs after clinic criticised over PIP breast implants
The Department of Health has said it does not believe the Harley Medical Group will fulfil its obligations in an acceptable manner and so care will be provided by the State.
Chief Medical Officer urged to seek replacement of PIP implants
Solicitors working on behalf of some women affected by the defective PIP breast implants have called for the implants to be replaced, and not just removed.
Implant removal cost will be met by clinics - Chief Medical Officer
Dr Tony Holohan told the Oireachtas yesterday that 138 PIP implants have ruptured as of mid-April.
Chief Medical Officer to update Health Committee on PIP implants response
Dr Tony Holohan will address an Oireachtas Committee today on the government’s response to the issue of industrial grade silicone being used in some breast augmentation surgeries in Ireland.
State 'should pay to remove PIP implants'
Oireachtas Committee hears that around 1,550 women received the potentially faulty implants in Ireland.
Breast implants scare to be discussed at Leinster House
Irish Medicines Board to give latest news on status of PIP implants with which at least 1,500 Irish women were fitted.
The Daily Fix: Thursday’s evening round-up of all the day’s main news, plus the bits and pieces you may have missed.
Defective breast implants could have been used in Irish clinics before 2001
More patients could be affected on the back of this new information, said the Irish Medicines Board.
New regulation for cosmetic surgery clinics on the way
James Reilly is working on legislation which will provide for mandatory licencing of health providers, including cosmetic surgeries.
Channel 4's Big Fat Gypsy Weddings series is 'a work of fiction'
The culture represented in the popular show is “unrecognisable” to most Gypsies and Travellers – which, incidentally, are two separate ethnic groups, writes Pip Mckenzie-Borev.
PIP breast implants boss released on bail
Jean-Claude Mas faces charges of causing bodily harm over the breast implant controversy affecting thousands of women.
Former head of breast implant company PIP arrested in France
PIP has been at the centre of an implant scandal over concerns their implants could burst.
Medicines board critical of Irish plastic surgery clinic over breast implant scare
The IMB has revealed that the Harley Medical Group failed to communicate properly with their patients over the faulty PIP breast implants.
UK: No evidence for routine removal of breast implants
There are fears over the safety of implants made by French company PIP. The British government says there’s no evidence to say implants should be removed – but will pay for removal for anyone who wants it.
Implant scandal company PIP 'also produced silicone testicles'
Former workers of the company at the centre of a breast implant scandal claim that it also produced implants for men.
The Daily Fix: Christmas Eve
In today’s Fix: Ireland’s first skyscraper to be demolished, words that annoyed you most in 2011 and the best dance video you will ever see.
Interpol issues arrest warrant for breast implant scare boss
Frenchman Jean Claude Mas is wanted in Costa Rica for “life and health” offences.
France offers to pay for 30,000 breast implant removals
The French government said the implants should be removed over safety fears – but the Irish Medicines Board has said there is no evidence of risk.
French health authorities recommend removal of PIP breast implants
The French health minister said the decision was a matter of precaution and the removal is not an urgent issue.
Concern that Irish women could be affected by faulty breast implants
The Irish Medicines Board and the Irish Association of Plastic Surgeons has played down cancer fears but urged any concerned patients who have received the implants to consult their surgeon.