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Aviation Restart Plan provides essential roadmap for safe reopening
A new plan to reopen and restart Ireland’s aviation industry provides a foundation for a safe return to travel and should be fully endorsed and actioned by all relevant State bodies, a Fine Gael Senator has said.
Paused public services should resume immediately with protective measures in place to reduce backlogs
Senator Regina Doherty has called for the immediate resumption of vital public services, mainly the Passport Office and RSA Driving Tests, with the appropriate protective measures in place.
Sinn Féin has questions to answer over latest financial irregularities – Doherty
Sinn Féin has yet more questions to answer about its latest irregular financial arrangements, the Leader of the Seanad has said.
Ireland must prepare to implement EU Digital Green Pass – Doherty
Senator Regina Doherty has called for all relevant Departments and agencies to prepare for the immediate logistical roll-out of the European Commission’s proposed ‘Digital Green Pass’, due to be published next week.
Deputy McDonald and Sinn Féin must answer questions following Greenslade/King revelations – Doherty
Mary-Lou McDonald and the Sinn Féin leadership need to reveal the extent of their knowledge of an English journalist writing under an assumed name for their party newspaper An Phoblacht, a Fine Gael Senator has said.
Supports needed now to help hospitality develop outdoor dining areas – Doherty
One-off grants to help restaurants and bars develop outdoor seating areas should be made available to support the industry’s reopening when safe to do so, a Fine Gael Senator has said.
Political parties must go beyond quotas in helping women contest elections – Doherty
Political parties must go beyond reaching quotas and support women in overcoming obstacles they may face in contesting elections, a Fine Gael Senator has said. Regina Doherty, Leader of Seanad Éireann, was speaking as a report published today found that critical barriers still inhibit women’s chances of election success.
State intervention may be needed to ensure Aer Lingus survival – Doherty
State intervention may be needed to ensure the future viability of Aer Lingus and the job prospects of its 4,000 employees, a Fine Gael Senator has said.
GAA management must ensure its branding isn’t used for political causes supporting IRA violence
GAA’s Management Committee must ensure its branding cannot be used by individuals to advance political causes which support IRA violence, a Fine Gael Senator has said.
Major warning to older people considering controversial lifetime loans
Lifetime Loans that appeal to older people can be dangerous and should be avoided for fear of huge financial risk, a Fine Gael Senator has said.