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2021 must be the year to eliminate the Gender Pay Gap – Higgins
2021 must be the year to eliminate the Gender Pay Gap, a Fine Gael TD and former Chief of Staff of Global Operations at PayPal has said. Deputy Emer Higgins, Fine Gael TD for Dublin Mid-West, is encouraging the Government to press ahead with the Gender Pay Gap Bill as a matter of priority in 2021.
Sinn Féin must stop burying its head in the sand on destructive online party trolls
The Sinn Féin Leader should stop burying her head in the sand and take action against Sinn Féin supporters who post vile abuse and threats online about their political opponents, a Fine Gael TD has said.
Rethink needed to enable women get to the top tier – Higgins
The Government needs to introduce legislation to enable women to make to the top of their industry as companies aren’t doing enough to resolve the issue, a Fine Gael TD has said.
Ghosting will cost lives- Higgins
The new online trend of ghosting will cost lives and must be stopped, a Fine Gael TD has said.
Dancers and performing artists allowed to practice in pods of one – Higgins
Dancers and performing artists are now allowed to practice in pods of one under Level 3 restrictions, a Fine Gael TD has said.
12,000 new followers to HSE’s TikTok profile reveals potential to target more young people during pandemic- Higgins
The HSE gained 12,000 Tiktok followers since the onset of Covid which demonstrates the potential the social media platform has in targeting young people with important public health messages, a Fine Gael TD has said.
Online Safety Commissioner would further strengthen ongoing work designed to protect Irish people from abuse online – Higgins
The establishment of an Online Safety Commissioner would further strengthen ongoing work designed to protect Irish people from abuse online, a Fine Gael TD has said.
Make your Euros count and buy Irish on Black Friday and Cyber Monday – Higgins
Fine Gael TD for Dublin Mid West, Emer Higgins, has urged people to buy Irish when making their online purchases for Christmas. The Fine Gael Spokesperson for Financial Technology (FinTech) made the call ahead of the release of Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals.
Children should be prevented from setting up a business account on Facebook and Instagram – Higgins
Children should be prevented from setting up business accounts on Instagram or Facebook which lets them share their personal information, a Fine Gael TD has said.
Rapid Antigen test could be key in Covid-19 battle – Higgins
The availability of antigen tests, which provide a rapid diagnosis of Covid-19, and are easy to administer, could greatly assist in our testing and tracing efforts, a Fine Gael TD has said.