Archive for the category: ‘Featured’

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

DAILY PE CLASSES SHOULD BE MADE MANDATORY IN ALL SCHOOLS

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 […]

20. 7. 2017

I have called for greater restrictions on junk-food promotions

The British-Irish Parliamentary Assembly’s report of childhood obesity was revealed a number of interesting findings. Two of the findings in particular jumped out to me, the first was that food […]

19. 7. 2017

The British-Irish Parliamentary Assembly has published its report on childhood obesity

British-Irish Parliamentary Childhood report, which was published today (19th July 2017), is a culmination of a ten-month long enquiry by the British-Irish Parliamentary Assembly, untaken with the intention of shedding […]

13. 7. 2017

I have renewed my call for ‘no fry zones’ following Temple Carrig’s failed attempt to overturn McDonald’s planning permission

The fight by Wicklow School, Temple Carrig, to overturn planning permission for chain fast food restaurant McDonald’s to build a drive through within 100metres of the school, has come to […]

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