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Sinn Féin must comply with laws on political donations – Ward

Fine Gael Senator in Dún Laoghaire, Barry Ward, has said Sinn Féin must comply with the laws on political funding and donations following a report from the Standards in Public Office (SIPO) watchdog arising from Sinn Féin’s acceptance of a political donation of over €4 million.

Judges need discretion when sentencing human traffickers – Ward

Irish law must meet the challenges presented by new forms of human trafficking, a Fine Gael Senator has said. Barry Ward, who is Fine Gael’s Seanad Justice spokesperson, is calling for increased discretion for judges in the sentencing of criminals engaging in human trafficking.

Ireland must take a strong line on Belarus – Ward

Ireland must take a strongly critical line on authoritarian Belarus President, Alexander Lukashenko, who is clinging to power after an election that has been described as “neither free nor fair” by the EU High Representative on Foreign Affairs & Security Policy, Fine Gael Senator Barry Ward has said.