Archive for the category: ‘Consumer Affairs’

10. 11. 2016

I am calling for the legalisation of medical cannabis and welcome the commitment by Minister Harris to examine the issue in January

Today I called for the legalisation of medical cannabis and welcomed Minister Simon Harris’ commitment to examine this issue in January. The legalisation of cannabis for medical use is something […]

27. 10. 2016

Alcohol Cheaper Now Than in 2002.

As part of my speech on the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill 2016, I highlighted the fact that some alcohol products are cheaper today than they were fourteen years ago. It […]

27. 9. 2016

Legislation to criminalise revenge porn must now be introduced as a matter of urgency

Today, I welcomed new proposals from the Law Reform Commission, which would see the posting of naked images online, and the taking of intimate photos without consent, made criminal offences […]

19. 7. 2016

Active apps like Pokémon Go need to be supported by Government.

Today I called for Government support for active apps like Pokémon Go, which combine games with fitness. The video game Pokémon Go is currently sweeping the mobile gaming market in […]

7. 7. 2016

Mobile phone Companies’ ‘cherry picking’ of Coverage Areas Needs To Be Addressed.

In the chamber today I highlighted the fact that mobile phone companies are cherry picking the areas they supply 4G coverage to and are thus leaving many areas- especially rural […]

5. 7. 2016

97% of parents surveyed want traffic light labelling to help them make healthy food choices for their children

Following a survey of 250 Irish parents conducted by my office, I have called for the introduction of a mandatory traffic light labelling system to help inform parents of the […]

1. 7. 2016

Faster broadband needs to be introduced as a matter of urgency!

Today I called for faster broadband to be introduced to Ireland as a matter of urgency. Ireland has one of the highest percentages of rural dwellers in Europe and one […]

1. 7. 2016

Some Potential Upside to Brexit.

While Ireland is deemed to have more to lose than fellow European Union member states by Britain’s decision to quit the EU, the possibility that firms keen to stay in […]

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