News & Statements
An Post’s operational overhaul sparking delivery delays in West Dublin – Higgins
A new operational plan for the Fonthill and Blanchardstown delivery offices has resulted in delays for both regular mail and package deliveries, a Fine Gael TD has said.
24-hour public transport system long overdue for Dublin – Higgins
Dublin needs an around the clock public transport service and the expansion of rail services is essential to making this happen, a Fine Gael Deputy has said.
Extending child benefit for secondary school students marks a positive step forward – Higgins
Plans to extend child benefit for those up to the age of 19 in full time education is a welcome development, a Fine Gael TD has said.
Introduction of contactless payments technology must be prioritised for Dublin Bus – Higgins
The introduction of contactless payments technology on Dublin buses and across the transport network should be prioritised for all passengers, according to a Fine Gael TD.
I.D plates required for commercial cyclists and e-bikes – Higgins
Commercial cyclists should be required to wear identification numbers to improve safety standards on our public roads, a Fine Gael TD has said.
Public must be vigilant on scam requiring bank details to claim electricity credits – Higgins
The public, particularly vulnerable and elderly citizens, should be wary of a phone scam asking for bank details in order to claim Government electricity credits, according to Fine Gael TD Emer Higgins.
HSE must address difficulties of medical card holders accessing GP care – Higgins
The Health Service Executive (HSE) must address the inconsistency in its policies and guidelines surrounding GP assignments for medical card holders, a Fine Gael TD has said.
Time for NTA to make digital Leap cards a priority – Higgins
The National Transport Authority (NTA) needs to stop dragging its heels and provide virtual Leap cards on smartphones for use on all public transport, a Fine Gael TD has said.
Urgent reform needed to address taxi shortages – Higgins
The taxi licence application process must be streamlined if supply shortages in the sector are to be addressed, a Fine Gael TD said.
Over 3,000 hospitalisations from cannabinoid use over 5 years – Higgins
An ongoing awareness and education campaign from the HSE is needed on the dangers of cannabis jellies and associated products following an increase in hospitalisations from cannabinoid use, according to Fine Gael TD Emer Higgins.