Background

In 2014 a Debt Solutions Protocol Steering Group was set up to initiate the development of protocols for the DSA and PIA. The Debt Solutions Protocol Steering Group was made up of creditors and creditor representatives, personal insolvency practitioners and personal insolvency practitioners representatives, consumer and debtor representatives and the ISI itself. In 2014 the group finalised both the standard DSA protocol and PIA protocol which was accepted and implemented by all stakeholders. The establishment of protocols is in line with best practice in other jurisdictions and has made the insolvency application process both simpler and faster for creditors, practitioners and debtors.

 

Protocol Oversight Committee

A Protocol Oversight Committee was established in July 2015 to monitor how the DSA Protocol and PIA Protocol are working in practice and meets when required.  The Committee is made up of creditors and creditor representatives, personal insolvency practitioners and personal insolvency practitioner’s representatives, consumer and debtor representatives and the ISI itself.

Members as at 12 September 2018 are listed below.

 

Cormac Keating

Insolvency Service of Ireland

Paula Walsh

Banking and Payments Federation Ireland

Adrienne Browne

Bank of Ireland

Paddy Purtill

Revenue Commissioners

David Hall

Irish Mortgage Holders Organisation

Ronan Duffy

Personal Insolvency Practitioner

Michael Bolger

Irish Society of Insolvency Practitioners

Willie Dollard

Allied Irish Bank

John Hogan

Personal Insolvency Practitioner

Michael Peacock

Watch Portfolio Management

Breege-Ann Murphy

Irish League of Credit Unions

Tara Cheevers

Association of Personal Insolvency Practitioners

Mitchell O’Brien

Association of Personal Insolvency Practitioners

Annmarie O'Connor

MABS National Development Ltd.

Elaine Larke

Credit Union Development Association

Patrick Johnson

Court Service

 

 

Terms of Reference

The Protocol Oversight Committee is asked to:

 

Meeting Dates

The Protocol Oversight Committee has met on the following dates:

2nd July 2015

10th December 2015

26th May 2016

15th March 2017

12th September 2018

 

Update to DSA & PIA Protocols

The Protocol Oversight Committee agreed changes to both the standard DSA and PIA Protocols in July 2016.

The main changes included:

The updated Protocols (July 2016 Version) are available for download here.