News & Statements
Less than 90 days to exchange UK driving licences – Richmond
Fine Gael TD for Dublin Rathdown and party spokesperson for European Affairs, Neale Richmond, has called upon anyone living in Ireland who holds a UK driving licence to exchange it for an Irish version as the end of the Brexit transition period nears.
Focus must be on wellbeing when measuring economic progress in post-Covid world
Covid-19 has had an adverse impact on people’s mental health and well-being. It has made society and communities dependent on the efforts of volunteers and has highlighted the need to achieve a better work-life balance as citizens adapt to our new normal.
Climate Action Bill a significant step in our fight against climate change – Farrell
Dublin Fingal TD and Fine Gael Spokesperson for Climate Action, Alan Farrell, has welcomed the publication of the Government’s Climate Action and Low Carbon Development (Amendment) Bill.
McGuinness will be an excellent Commissioner for all of Europe – Richmond
Fine Gael TD and spokesman on European Affairs, Neale Richmond, has congratulated Mairead McGuinness following the formal approval by the European Parliament of her appointment as the new European Commissioner for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union.
Conway welcomes Government’s decision to facilitate vital addiction support groups during Level 3
Fine Gael Health Spokesperson in Seanad Éireann, Senator Martin Conway, has today welcomed the Government’s decision to facilitate the return of in-person meetings for Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Narcotics Anonymous (NA) and Gamblers Anonymous (GA) and other addiction peer support groups.
56,000 over 70s to benefit from medical card changes – Burke
The decision by Cabinet to approve an increased qualifying threshold for medical cards for those over 70, will benefit 56,000 older people, a Fine Gael TD has said.
Alternative mechanisms needed to ensure more humanity and compassion in family legal disputes – Madigan
Minister of State Josepha Madigan has called for the greater use of alternative dispute resolution mechanisms and mediation as part of family law cases such as divorces or custody, instead of adversarial and emotionally charged court battles.
Olympic and Paralympic heroes must be supported – Richmond
Fine Gael TD Neale Richmond has called on the Minister for Sport and Sport Ireland to prioritise supports for Irish athletes whose participation in the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics has been put on hold by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Alan Dillon appointed as Fine Gael spokesperson for Tourism & Sport
Fine Gael TD Alan Dillon said he is privileged to have been appointed by An Tánaiste Leo Varadkar as the party’s spokesperson for Tourism & Sport.
Cross-border cooperation needed in the fight against Covid-19 – McGahon
Fine Gael Senator John McGahon has called for much closer cross-border cooperation in the fight against Covid-19 as Northern Ireland recorded 934 new cases yesterday, the highest number to date.