Archive for the category: ‘News’

8. 2. 2017

Parents need additional support to protect their children from online dangers

Last month, I highlighted the issue of the Cyber Safe Ireland’s 2016 annual report which focused on minor’s cyber safety education in Ireland. 84% of teachers surveyed for that study […]

2. 2. 2017

The European Parliament has taken a considerable step towards ending EU data roaming charges

As previous European Spokesperson for the Seanad I was very interested to hear that the European Parliament has agreed a deal to cap the prices that telecoms operators pay for using […]

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 […]

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. […]

8. 12. 2016

OECD study whilst encouraging reveals a gap in gender performance levels in science and math

A new OECD study published this week has shown that Irish 15-year-olds are significantly above average when it comes to their performance in science, maths and reading. In the latest Programme […]

8. 12. 2016

Data sharing between Gardaí and insurance companies needed urgently to tackle fraud

This week, I called for data sharing between Gardaí and insurance companies to be prioritised, in light of reports that UK motor insurance fraudsters targeting our compensation culture. I was […]

1. 12. 2016

I have called for the Minister to address the lack of low-protein food products on the long term illness list

Approximately 1 in every 45,000 babies born in Ireland is diagnosed with Phenylketonuria (PKU) and 1 in every 65,000 babies born in Ireland is diagnosed with Homocystinuria (HCU). Both are […]

1. 12. 2016

Pubs proposing the introduction of loyalty cards should be denied a licence

Today I protested the granting of a licence to a Cork publican who has proposed to introduce a loyalty card scheme for alcohol consumption –   despite Garda objections to the […]

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