News & Statements
All legal documents relating to new National Maternity Hospital must be peer-reviewed – Doherty
Many questions still must be answered in relation to the ownership of the new National Maternity Hospital, the approval of which was postponed by Cabinet this week, according to Fine Gael Senator Regina Doherty.
Charges to taxi drivers for March public holiday should be waived – Doherty
The National Transport Authority (NTA) should waive the need for taximeters to be recalibrated for the upcoming public holiday on March 18th to relieve the financial burden on taxi drivers, a Fine Gael Senator has said.
Proposed ‘tolling’ of airport drop-off zones is nonsensical – Doherty
A Fingal Senator has strongly criticised plans to place tolls on drop-off zones at Dublin Airport.
New legislation will ensure victims of sexual abuse will not be re-traumatised during court experience – Doherty
Fine Gael Senator Regina Doherty today is launching a piece of legislation with the purpose being to increase and improve the information available to the court when a convicted sex offender is before the court for sentencing. This in turn will better ensure that the victim will not be re-traumatised by the court experience.
The GAA must change the rules around season ticket holders grouping together at matches – Doherty
Fine Gael Senator Regina Doherty is calling on the GAA to reverse a recent decision to remove the Group Seating facility for single account season ticket holders. This new change will particularly affect women and elderly people at GAA matches in Croke Park and other large stadiums.
Flaws in high-speed broadband rollout must be addressed – Doherty
A Fine Gael Senator has called for a national review and audit of properties that fall between the commercial providers and National Broadband Ireland (NBI) when it comes to the rollout of high-speed broadband.
Swords area an ideal location for Dublin elective hospital – Doherty
The Swords area would be an ideal location for one of three nationwide elective hospitals that have received Cabinet approval, a Fine Gael Senator has said.
Peat Bill will allow extraction of Irish peat – Doherty
A new Bill will end Irish horticultural growers’ reliance on expensive imported peat as a growing medium for their produce by allowing them to extract Irish peat as part of a Just Transition.
Testing for spiked drinks will help to keep women safe – Doherty
Testing drinks in bars and nightclubs to check if they have been spiked will help to keep women safe, the Fine Gael Leader of Seanad Éireann has said.
Zero tolerance for needle spiking needed to protect women – Doherty
As the night-time economy reopens, there must be zero tolerance for the spiking of women with drugs in our clubs and pubs, with increased awareness of the issue amongst men in particular needed, the Fine Gael Seanad Leader has warned.