Archive for the category: ‘Featured’

23. 11. 2017

Nudge Theory Could Make Us Healthier, Drive Safer And Cut Hospital Waiting Lists

New policies, already introduced in the UK that introduce behaivioural science to policy formation, could prompt us to eat more healthily, drive safer, help cut hospital waiting lists and encourage […]

9. 11. 2017

New Study shows 20% of Irish 7& 8 year-olds are overweight or obese – Urgent Action Needed

A new report showing 1 in 5 of Irish seven & eight year olds are overweight or obese is a cue for urgent action. The Growing Up in Ireland report […]

19. 10. 2017

I Have Called for the Introduction of Nutri-Scoring in Ireland

Each product is given points, positive and negative, relative to the levels of sugars, proteins, fat, fibre etc in the food. The sum of these elements then determines what Nutri-Score […]

4. 10. 2017

My Speech on the Need For Chefs to be added to the Critical Skills Employment List

The need for Chefs to be added to the Critical Skills employment permit list  The issue of the shortage of skilled labour in the hospitality sector – Chefs in particular, […]

28. 9. 2017

Time To Introduce Detroit’s ‘Zero Suicide’ Model

On foot of the launch of National Office for Suicide Prevention’s annual report, I have called for the introduction of the ‘Zero Suicide Model’ in Irish hospitals and clinics. This […]

27. 9. 2017

13.5% VAT Rate on Sunbed Sessions and 23% on Sunscreen is an Unacceptable Discrepancy that Needs to be Addressed in Budget 2018

I have described the discrepancy between the 13.5% VAT rate on sunbed sessions and 23% VAT rate on sunscreen as both incomprehensible and unacceptable. Under the VAT Consolidation Act 2010 […]

5. 9. 2017


I am calling for the mandatory introduction of daily PE classes in all schools across the country. We all know the positive effects of exercise, regular physical activity helps children […]

20. 7. 2017

Going Dutch!

The British-Irish Parliamentary Report on Childhood Obesity is a welcome piece of research and it should be used by the Government to direct policies and actions to prevent the increase […]

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