Archive for the category: ‘Featured’

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 […]

6. 7. 2017

New study shows direct link between obesity during pregnancy and birth defects

I have  highlighted a major study which has found that women who are obese when they conceive are more likely to give birth to a baby with serious birth defects. […]

5. 7. 2017

Although sugar consumption has dropped among 11 – 15 year olds, obesity rates remain high

A recently released report from the WHO has found that sugar consumption of 11 to 15 year olds has decreased significantly between 2002 and 2014, although obesity has continued to […]

21. 6. 2017

Improved measures needed to address the online exploitation of children

A recent report released by Europol has suggested that crimes around the sexual exploitation and coercion of children online have increased. This is not the first time I have raised […]

15. 6. 2017

Whilst I welcome the end of roaming charges, I am calling on providers to inform users of data limits

Today (Thursday) I  called on network providers to text customers each time they travel in the EU with information on data allowances and surplus charges following the implementation of new […]

31. 5. 2017

Gardaí need new powers to combat child sexual exploitation

Currently Gardaí who have a reasonable suspicion about an individual do not have the power to seize and search the suspect’s mobile phone. The law as it stands does not […]

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