Archive for the category: ‘News’

30. 3. 2017

We need to redouble efforts to combat drink driving

The Garda’s records on its PULSE database captured 1,995,369 breath tests carried out between 2012 and 2016. However, the bureau’s records show 1,058,157 tests during that period. When you calculate […]

28. 3. 2017

Hospitals should follow lead of Govt Depts on healthier vending machines

Today I called for changes made to vending machines in some Government Departments to offer healthier options to staff . I believe this is the way forward  – moreover, other workplaces, […]

9. 3. 2017

Irish Cancer Society’s Campaign to Reduce Hospital Parking Costs Needs to be Supported by Govt

Today, I called on the Minister for Health to support the Irish Cancer Society’s ongoing campaign to reduce exorbitant hospital car parking prices by issuing parking pricing guideline. I was […]

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 […]

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