News & Statements

Progress being made in employing people with disabilities – Conway

Fine Gael Clare Senator and Seanad Spokesperson on Disability, Martin Conway, has welcomed the news that a key objective of the recently published National Disability Strategy Implementation Plan concerns the drafting of a comprehensive employment strategy for people with disabilities.

Progress being made in employing people with disabilities – Conway

Fine Gael Clare Senator and Seanad Spokesperson on Disability, Martin Conway, has welcomed the news that a key objective of the recently published National Disability Strategy Implementation Plan concerns the drafting of a comprehensive employment strategy for people with disabilities.

Conway welcomes progress on unified patent protection

Seanad Spokesperson on Justice, Disability and Equality, Martin Conway, has today (Friday) welcomed the decision of the EU Commission to establish a specialised European patent court, the Unified Patent Court, to make it easier for companies and inventors to protect their patents.

Speech on the Thirty-First Amendment of the Constitution (Children) Bill

It is a long awaited and much needed initiative and I commend the Minister, Deputy Frances Fitzgerald, the Taoiseach and the Cabinet on bringing it forward within 18 months of coming to office. I also welcome the cross-party support for the proposal in the House and the broader universal support from agencies working in the area of child welfare. Such a consensus is probably unique in the history of the State.