News & Statements
Rent supplement in domestic violence cases important, but shelters must also be provided – Ward
Welcoming the continuation of automatic access to rent supplement for the victims of domestic violence, confirmed today by Minister for Social Protection, Heather Humphreys TD, Fine Gael Senator Barry Ward has also called for the provision of a domestic violence shelter in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown.
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.
Ward encourages fellow politicians to ‘adopt’ a political prisoner to show solidarity with Belarus
Fine Gael Dún Laoghaire Senator, Barry Ward, is encouraging fellow politicians to ‘adopt’ a political prisoner from Belarus to show solidarity with the country as they deal with the aftermath of a fraudulent election.
Busy year for Irish Coast Guard highlights their vital role in saving lives
Figures from the Irish Coast Guard reminds us of the vital work they do to save lives on our coasts and that we must exercise great care in the water, a Fine Gael Senator has said.
Seanad Éireann agrees Sinn Féin must return €4m will donation – Ward
Seanad Éireann has voted in favour of Sinn Féin returning a donation that is more than 1,600 times the maximum allowable donation in the Republic.
New SIPO powers needed to stop Sinn Féin exploiting Northern Irish political donations loophole – Ward
All parties contesting elections in the Republic of Ireland would have to comply with Irish laws on political donations and corruption – regardless of where they are operating - under new measures being proposed by Fine Gael Senator Barry Ward.
Family law court must be reformed around unique needs of children – Ward
Our family law court system must be reformed to take the unique vulnerabilities of children into account, the Fine Gael Justice Spokesperson in the Seanad has said.
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.