News & Statements
Litter can’t be the theme of our outdoor summer – McGahon
As we prepare for an outdoor summer, a Fine Gael Senator has called for a volunteer corps to be set up to help local authorities tackle the growing problem of litter in popular public areas.
Facebook’s policies allow public figures to be targeted with calls for their death
Leaked Facebook guidelines which allow users call for the death of public figures is deeply troubling and mind boggling; a Fine Gael Senator has said.
Plaque in Leinster House to commemorate murdered Senator Billy Fox would be fitting tribute
A proposal to permanently commemorate Senator Billy Fox on the 47th anniversary of his murder by the IRA has been made by Fine Gael Senator John McGahon.
Social media companies must be more proactive in removing Covid conspiracy theories
Covid-19 misinformation is spreading like wildfire on social media platforms, who must become much more proactive in removing conspiracy theories and shutting down any groups and pages spreading lies, a Fine Gael Senator has said.
We can all work together to create a better and safer internet – McGahon
We can all work together to create a better and safer internet, a Fine Gael Senator has said.
Facebook must close down campaign for dangerous and irresponsible Saturday re-opening – McGahon
A Facebook group advocating for the spontaneous re-opening of Irish businesses on Saturday is highly irresponsible and dangerous, a Fine Gael Senator has said.
Social Media companies must be treated as publishers not platforms – McGahon
Social media companies like Twitter and Facebook must now take responsibility and realise that they are publishers and not platforms according to Fine Gael Senator and Seanad Spokesperson on Climate, Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, John McGahon.
Communications strategy needed to combat vaccine scepticism – McGahon
A clear and concise communications strategy is paramount to overcome any potential vaccine scepticism, a Fine Gael senator has said.
Climate Action measures in Budget 2021 will ensure a just transition to a green economy – McGahon
The significant financial investment for Climate Action measures in Budget 2021 will go a long way towards ensuring Ireland makes a just transition to a green economy and low carbon society, A Fine Gael Senator has said.
A leap forward for the 3 Day Tax Saver Ticket campaign – McGahon
The National Transport Authority (NTA) is actively considering the introduction of multi day tickets which would in turn facilitate the introduction of a 3 Day Tax Saver Ticket for commuters, a Fine Gael Senator has said.