News & Statements
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.
Antigen test pilot should begin for international travel next week – Doherty
A pilot trialing the use of antigen Covid-19 tests in the context of international travel should begin as early as next week, a Fine Gael Senator has said.
Unambitious approach to antigen testing will limit reopening – Doherty
The lack of ambition and overly cautious approach to the use of antigen testing will leave Ireland behind and limit our reopening, Fine Gael Senators have said.
Failed Sinn Féin bid to block delivery of 1,200 homes in North County Dublin – Doherty
Sinn Féin should hang their heads in shame after voting against the provision of 1,200 homes in North Dublin during tonight’s special meeting of Fingal County Council, a Fine Gael Senator has said.
Black-market impacting on hair salons struggling to recruit – Doherty
The hair and beauty black-market poses a grave risk to salons and the reopening of the beauty industry, if left unchallenged, a Fine Gael Senator has said.
Ireland must not cut itself off from Europe – Doherty
Ireland must be ready to implement the EU’s ‘Covid-19 Certificate’ for cross border travel within the EU, so as not to be left behind the rest of Europe as safe international travel reopens in coming months, a Fine Gael Senator has said.
European-style public banking needed in Ireland- Doherty
With two commercial banks set to exit the Irish market within weeks of each other, the Central Bank and the Department of Finance should seriously reconsider the introduction of European-style public banking, a Fine Gael Senator has said.