Archive for the category: ‘Featured’

19. 4. 2018

Number of Doctors Looks Set To Increase Due To Amendment to Medical Practitioners Act

The number of doctors remaining in Ireland looks set to significantly increase due to an amendment to the Medical Practitioners Act 2007- which up to now only allowed for highly […]

11. 4. 2018

Sugar Tax is Proving a Huge Success Even Before its Implementation

In advance of the implementation of the Sugar Tax, it is already having an impact on how soft drinks companies are selling their products. In a bid to avoid the […]

29. 3. 2018

Folic Acid an Obvious Solution to NTDs

I have called for the mandatory fortification of flour with Folic Acid. Recent studies, described as a game-changer, have removed any doubt that this is a safe and highly effective […]

8. 3. 2018

Retailers Should Lead the Ban on Energy Drinks for Under 16s

I have called on all retailers to ban the sale of highly caffeinated drinks to under- 16s. I commend the recent moves by Boots and Aldi to implement such measures. […]

7. 3. 2018

Clear and Unanimous Supreme Court Decision Welcome

I have welcomed the clear and unanimous decision made by the Supreme Court regarding the rights of the unborn. Today the Supreme Court made a landmark decision, this judgement will […]

22. 2. 2018

Legislation for Digital Safety Commissioner Needs to be Fast-Tracked

A third of global users of the internet are children and Ireland is no exception to this trend. As a result, Irish children are subject to significant amounts of marketing […]

22. 2. 2018

Urgent Action Needed to Reduce Plastic Packaging

Consumers should ‘vote with their feet’ to ensure supermarkets take action on plastic waste. The level of plastic waste currently being produced by supermarkets is unacceptable. Plastic packaging is involved […]

15. 2. 2018

Time To Introduce a Deposit System on Plastic Bottles

I have called for the introduction of a deposit system on plastic bottles to encourage recycling. This would require consumers to pay an extra fee depending on the type of […]

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