Archive for the category: ‘Consumer Affairs’

1. 12. 2016

Pubs proposing the introduction of loyalty cards should be denied a licence

Today I protested the granting of a licence to a Cork publican who has proposed to introduce a loyalty card scheme for alcohol consumption –   despite Garda objections to the […]

17. 11. 2016

Vaping found to be 95% safer than smoking

This week I spoke on vaping in Ireland and the benefits it may provide to those looking to quit smoking. The Public Health England review, found that vaping is approximately […]

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 […]

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