News & Statements
HSE commit to weekly site visits to maternity units to ensure full compliance with guidelines – Doherty
A commitment from the HSE that weekly site visits will commence to ensure the current guidelines are implemented in each of the 19 maternity units across the country is a welcome move in the right direction, a Fine Gael Senator has said.
5000 new Ryanair jobs announced is a very welcome start to the reopening of the aviation sector – Doherty
The announcement by Ryanair to create 5000 new jobs at the opening of the €50 million Aviation Training Centre in Santry close to Dublin Airport, is a very welcome development at this crucial time for the aviation sector, Fine Gael Senator in Dublin Fingal, Regina Doherty, has said.
Senator Doherty welcomes establishment of an Independent Review to deal with allegations of abuse in Defence Forces
The establishment of an Independent Review to investigate allegations of sexual abuse, harassment, misogyny, and discrimination in our Defence Forces is a very welcome development, a Fine Gael Senator has said.
Confidence Motion proves Sinn Féin has no interest in what Irish families care about – Doherty
Sinn Féin has absolutely no interest in the big issues Irish families care about like jobs, healthcare, housing and education, a Fine Gael Senator has said.
Continuing maternity restrictions still having detrimental impact on pregnant women and their partners – Doherty
With plans to lift almost all Covid restrictions by October 22, the continuing draconian measures in our maternity units are having a major, detrimental impact on pregnant women and their partners, a Fine Gael Senator has said.
Rent supplement for victims of domestic violence must be made permanent – Doherty
Access to rent supplement for victims of domestic violence is due to expire at the end of 2021, and the recent signal from Government that the protocol will be made a permanent offering is very welcome, a Fine Gael Senator has said.
Time for consistency from maternity units to ensure fair treatment of all pregnancies – Doherty
It is time for maternity units across the country to show consistency in their treatment of the Covid-19 guidelines to ensure fair treatment of all pregnancies, a Fine Gael Senator has said.
Oireachtas should lead the way in employment rights – Doherty
Leader of Seanad Éireann and Fine Gael Senator Regina Doherty has called on the Houses of the Oireachtas Commission to conduct a review of all contracts in the Oireachtas to establish whether they have misclassified workers as self-employed.
Children under 12 should be exempt from travel testing requirement – Doherty
The children’s age requirement for PCR testing upon return to Ireland from travel abroad must be raised to 12-years-old, a Fine Gael Senator has said.
Clarity urgently needed ahead of return of international travel – Doherty
Many unanswered questions remain surrounding Ireland’s implementation of the EU Covid Digital Certificate prior to the return of international travel next month, a Fine Gael Senator has said.