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Clear need to regulate fake and automated social media accounts in the context of political campaigning – Higgins
There is a clear need to regulate fake and automated social media accounts in the context of political campaigning, a Fine Gael TD has said. Deputy Emer Higgins, is the Fine Gael Spokesperson on Social Media & Fintech, and was speaking after the commencement of pre-legislative scrutiny on the Electoral Reform Bill this week.
Public awareness campaign needed to highlight the risks of online shopping post-Brexit – Richmond
A Government public awareness campaign is needed to highlight additional customs charges affecting many online shoppers when ordering from UK-based websites according to Fine Gael TD and party spokesman on European Affairs, Neale Richmond.
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.
Revenue must extend deadline for employers who wish to help workers with Covid-19 related tax bills – Kyne
Fine Gael Seanad Spokesperson for Public Expenditure and Reform, Seán Kyne, has said Revenue should extend the deadline for employers seeking to help their workers with tax bills arising from Covid-19 supports, from June to the end of the year.
Engagement with GlaxoSmithKline necessary following publication of Mother and Baby Homes Report – Seery-Kearney
Engagement with pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline must take place over vaccine trials that were carried out in Mother and Baby Homes, a Fine Gael Senator has said.
Racism exists in Ireland, and we cannot turn a blind eye to it – Carroll MacNeill
IHREC’s campaign #AllAgainstRacism highlights the responsibility individuals have in combatting hateful and racist harassment experienced by too many people in Ireland today, a Fine Gael TD has said.
Awareness campaign ahead of proposed changes to Electoral Register is crucial
An information campaign to make people aware of changes to the Electoral Register and the steps they should take, will be an important part of any proposed reform, a Fine Gael Senator has said.
Social media giants must ensure appropriate safety features are in place for children and teenagers
Social media giants must ensure they have appropriate safety features in place for children and teenagers using their platforms, a Fine Gael Senator has said.
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.
Minister Harris approves €5.4 million to help students with disabilities in higher education institutions
Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris TD has today approved a number of initiatives aimed at supporting students with disabilities to access and engage with higher education.