Archive for the category: ‘Featured’

2. 2. 2017

There is a need to investigate the use of prescription medication nationwide

A recent documentary revealed some disturbing statistics regarding Ireland and prescription medication. Over 450,000 people in Ireland are on anti-depressants. Anti-depressants account for approximately 3.5 million prescriptions per year and they […]

31. 1. 2017

I have called for increased education on the dangers of alcohol consumption during pregnancy

I have raised the issue of alcohol consumption in this house a number of times as it is an issue that seems to affect Ireland at a higher level than […]

26. 1. 2017

My speech on the Adoption Amendment Bill 2016

This Bill is one which I broadly welcome – I believe it to be open and forward-thinking whilst ensuring a robust legislative basis for adoption. However, I do have some […]

26. 1. 2017

I have called for VAT reform in the interest of Ireland’s health

In 2015 the Royal College of Physicians warned that Ireland could become the most obese country in Europe by 2030 if urgent action is not taken. In light of such […]

24. 1. 2017

Politicians can help raise awareness during European Cervical Cancer Prevention Week

Every year approximately 300 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer and over 90 lives are lost to this preventable disease. This week is European Cervical Cancer Prevention Week, and men […]

5. 1. 2017

Increased Cyber-Safety Education Needs to be Introduced in Schools Nationwide

Cyber Safe Ireland’s recently published 2016 annual report gave considerable cause for concern for a number of reasons. The report focused on children between the ages of 11 and 13 […]

15. 12. 2016

Hospital Car Parking Costs Need to be Reduced and Streamlined

Today, I called for the reduction and streamlining of exorbitant hospital car parking costs. Many relatives of patients with long term illnesses are being forced to fork out exorbitant costs […]

8. 12. 2016

More Spot Checks Needed To Clamp Down On Rogue Christmas Tree Vendors

Today I called for an increase in the amount of spot checks on unlicensed Christmas tree sellers following an rise in the number of rogue vendors selling Christmas trees illegally. […]

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