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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.