News & Statements
36% reduction in burglaries nationwide since 2019 – Ward
Targeted enforcement and high visibility policing has led to a 36% reduction in burglaries and property-related crime, according to Fine Gael Senator Barry Ward.
People of Ukraine receive top EU human rights prize– Ward
The people of Ukraine, represented by their President, will rightly be the recipients of this year’s European Parliament Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, a Fine Gael Senator has said.
Central Bank must remove obstacles for first time buyers – Ward
A Fine Gael Senator has called for the Central Bank of Ireland to bring greater flexibility to its mortgage lending rules in order to assist first time buyers secure a home. Speaking in the Seanad this week Senator Barry Ward (Dún Laoghaire) raised the issue with the Minister for Finance and suggested the Central Bank change the mortgage interest rules, particularly as they relate to deposits required by first-time buyers.
State’s failure to act for thalidomide victims unconscionable – Ward
The failure by the State and the Department of Health to act for the victims of Thalidomide is unconscionable and must be addressed, according to Fine Gael Senator Barry Ward.
Sinn Féin failure to criticise Russia proven by party’s poor European voting record – Ward
Sinn Féin’s failure to criticise Russia is evidenced by their embarrassingly poor voting record in the European Parliament, a Fine Gael Senator has said.
Water safety must be at the forefront of people’s minds over the bank holiday weekend – Ward
This bank holiday weekend, we must bear in mind the importance of keeping safe around our coasts and inland waterways, a Fine Gael Senator has said.
Arrest of Cardinal Zen further evidence of Hong Kong suppression of democracy – Ward
A Fine Gael Senator has criticised the arrest of 90-year-old retired Cardinal Joseph Zen in Hong Kong who has been a strong advocate for the pro-democracy movement that was cracked down on in 2019.
Daly and Wallace should resign for spreading false information – Ward
MEPs Clare Daly and Mick Wallace should resign for the part they have played in the spread of false information in relation to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, a Fine Gael Senator has said.
Treatment of Women Rugby Players ‘a joke’ – Ward
The withdrawal of a motion to recognise women’s rugby as part of the senior league is a sad reflection of the IRFU’s commitment to women’s rugby, a Fine Gael Senator has said.
Stand with Ukraine this St Patrick’s Day by wearing blue and yellow – Ward
Members of the public should wear blue and yellow when attending festivities this St Patrick’s Day to stand in solidarity the people of Ukraine, a Fine Gael Senator has said.