Archive for the category: ‘Featured’

30. 3. 2017

We need to redouble efforts to combat drink driving

The Garda’s records on its PULSE database captured 1,995,369 breath tests carried out between 2012 and 2016. However, the bureau’s records show 1,058,157 tests during that period. When you calculate […]

30. 3. 2017

I am calling for a ‘blue card’ to be introduced in Ireland to tackle concussion in rugby

The Australia Rugby Union has begun trailing a ‘blue card’, aimed at senior and junior clubs, so the referee can send a player off if they show signs of a […]

28. 3. 2017

Hospitals should follow lead of Govt Depts on healthier vending machines

Today I called for changes made to vending machines in some Government Departments to offer healthier options to staff . I believe this is the way forward  – moreover, other workplaces, […]

23. 3. 2017

Education and awareness are key to narrowing the gap between cancer diagnosis and survival- Noone

Education and awareness are key to narrowing the gap between cancer diagnosis and survival- Noone Fine Gael Dublin Senator, Catherine Noone, has said education and awareness are key to narrowing […]

22. 3. 2017

We need to urgently address antibiotic resistance

The issue of antibiotics, and the fact that one day they will not work anymore, is one which must be addressed as a matter of priority. There has already been […]

9. 3. 2017

Irish Cancer Society’s Campaign to Reduce Hospital Parking Costs Needs to be Supported by Govt

Today, I called on the Minister for Health to support the Irish Cancer Society’s ongoing campaign to reduce exorbitant hospital car parking prices by issuing parking pricing guideline. I was […]

28. 2. 2017

The Public Health (Alcohol) Bill needs to be implemented without further delay as alcohol consumption rose by 4.8% in 2016

According to provisional figures released by the Revenue Commissioners – alcohol consumption in Ireland rose by 4.8% in 2016. The figures show that per capita alcohol consumption was 11.46 litres […]

23. 2. 2017

I am calling for the expedition of the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Bill to enable Gardaí to protect children from online grooming

I have called for the immediate commencement of the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Bill, which was enacted yesterday, which will greatly help to protect children, particularly with the rise in […]

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