News & Statements
Political opportunism from Sinn Féin response to violence in our capital serves no purpose – Ward
The political opportunism at play from Sinn Féin in the aftermath of Thursday’s violence serves no purpose other than to distract from the focus of ensuring the safety of our citizens, according to a Fine Gael Senator.
Average Speed Cameras will help save lives – Ward
Average speed cameras should be used on more Irish roads in the future which could save lives, a Fine Gael Senator has said.
New courtrooms required – Ward
Additional courtrooms must be provided for new judicial appointees following the enactment of the Courts Act 2023, according to a Fine Gael Senator.
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.