News & Statements
Black-market impacting on hair salons struggling to recruit – Doherty
The hair and beauty black-market poses a grave risk to salons and the reopening of the beauty industry, if left unchallenged, a Fine Gael Senator has said.
Ireland must not cut itself off from Europe – Doherty
Ireland must be ready to implement the EU’s ‘Covid-19 Certificate’ for cross border travel within the EU, so as not to be left behind the rest of Europe as safe international travel reopens in coming months, a Fine Gael Senator has said.
European-style public banking needed in Ireland- Doherty
With two commercial banks set to exit the Irish market within weeks of each other, the Central Bank and the Department of Finance should seriously reconsider the introduction of European-style public banking, a Fine Gael Senator has said.
Aviation Restart Plan provides essential roadmap for safe reopening
A new plan to reopen and restart Ireland’s aviation industry provides a foundation for a safe return to travel and should be fully endorsed and actioned by all relevant State bodies, a Fine Gael Senator has said.
Paused public services should resume immediately with protective measures in place to reduce backlogs
Senator Regina Doherty has called for the immediate resumption of vital public services, mainly the Passport Office and RSA Driving Tests, with the appropriate protective measures in place.
Sinn Féin has questions to answer over latest financial irregularities – Doherty
Sinn Féin has yet more questions to answer about its latest irregular financial arrangements, the Leader of the Seanad has said.
Ireland must prepare to implement EU Digital Green Pass – Doherty
Senator Regina Doherty has called for all relevant Departments and agencies to prepare for the immediate logistical roll-out of the European Commission’s proposed ‘Digital Green Pass’, due to be published next week.
Deputy McDonald and Sinn Féin must answer questions following Greenslade/King revelations – Doherty
Mary-Lou McDonald and the Sinn Féin leadership need to reveal the extent of their knowledge of an English journalist writing under an assumed name for their party newspaper An Phoblacht, a Fine Gael Senator has said.
Supports needed now to help hospitality develop outdoor dining areas – Doherty
One-off grants to help restaurants and bars develop outdoor seating areas should be made available to support the industry’s reopening when safe to do so, a Fine Gael Senator has said.
Political parties must go beyond quotas in helping women contest elections – Doherty
Political parties must go beyond reaching quotas and support women in overcoming obstacles they may face in contesting elections, a Fine Gael Senator has said. Regina Doherty, Leader of Seanad Éireann, was speaking as a report published today found that critical barriers still inhibit women’s chances of election success.