News & Statements
New initiative to support walking and cycling infrastructure for schools
The Government has today launched a new initiative called Safe Routes to School which will support active travel infrastructure for selected schools around the country. The programme, which is the next phase in the Government’s investment in active travel, will see funding provided from the €1.8 billion committed under the Programme for Government, to support walking/scooting and cycling to primary and post-primary schools.
Minister Naughton announces exemption for over 70’s to provide medical report when applying for a driving licence
Minister of State in the Department of Transport, Hildegarde Naughton TD, has announced today that in light of the surge of Covid-19 cases and, in order to ease the burden on medical services, there will be an extension in the exemption that allows for those aged over 70 to apply for a driving licence without the need to provide a medical report.
Statement by Minister Hildegarde Naughton
Hildegarde Naughton has said she is honoured to have been appointed as a Minister of State attending cabinet in the new Government.
Government taking decisive action on online political advertising – Naughton
THE Government has shown its intent to take political interference on social media seriously after Cabinet approved a proposal to regulate online political advertising, a Fine Gael TD has said.
Statement from Hildegarde Naughton TD
Women sports stars more likely to suffer from social media abuse than men – Naughton
WOMEN involved in high level sports are more likely to be subjected to social media abuse and harassment than their male counterparts, a high-level sports meeting at Leinster House has heard.
Works to maintain longwave radio service begin today – Naughton
Works have begun today to help ensure the continuance of RTÉ’s longwave radio service for a minimum of two years, a Fine Gael TD has said.
Congressman David N. Cicilline to attend the International Grand Committee on Disinformation and ‘Fake News’ in Dublin
Deputy Hildegarde Naughton, Chair of the Oireachtas Communications Committee has welcomed confirmation that influential US legislator David N. Cicilline will attend the International Grand Committee on Disinformation and 'Fake News' in Dublin. Deputy Naughton will chair the meeting of the Committee on the 7th of November.
Time to defend against cyber bullying in sport – Naughton
It is time to address the issue of cyber bullying in the area of sport, a Fine Gael TD has said. Galway West TD, Hildegarde Naughton, who is Chair of the Oireachtas Committee on Communications has written to Davy Fitzgerald in the wake of his recent public comments on the matter.
New Bill will help us meet our renewable energy targets – Naughton
New legislation will encourage offshore energy creation and help us meet our renewable energy targets, a Fine Gael TD has said.