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Social media companies must show their commitment to tackling online abuse – Higgins
Social media companies must commit to combatting online abuse and removing repeat offenders, a Fine Gael TD has said.
Double Government support for hairdressers and barbers to help with reopening and staffing – Higgins
Restart payments of up to €10,000 for two weeks will aid businesses with their reopening costs, while an expansion of the National Hairdressing Apprenticeship will help salons take on new workers after a very difficult year for the industry, a Fine Gael TD has said.
As summer approaches Dublin Bus should return to full service – Higgins
As the summer approaches Dublin Bus should return to a full service to ensure the safety of staff and passengers, Fine Gael TD for Dublin Mid-West Emer Higgins has said.
Work begins on over 1,000 new Dublin homes opposed by Sinn Féin – Higgins
Work is beginning on the first public-private housing project of its kind in Ireland despite strong opposition from Sinn Féin, a Fine Gael TD has said.
New anti-ticket touting legislation will put an end to the price gouging of fans – Higgins
New anti-ticket touting legislation will put an end to the price gouging of fans , a Fine Gael TD has said. Deputy Emer Higgins was speaking after the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Leo Varadkar T.D. today (Tuesday) received Government approval to publish legislation which will ban ticket touting and the reselling of tickets above face value for large events.
Local Authorities in Dublin should waive licence fees for outdoor dining and street events- Higgins
Local Authorities in Dublin should follow the example of Limerick and Galway and waive licence fees for outdoor dining and street events, a Fine Gael TD has said.
Infant health checks need to be prioritised
Addressing the backlog of public health visits and routine health screenings for babies in their first year needs to be prioritised, a Fine Gael TD has said.
Online data breaches have long term impacts and the potential for security issues must be examined- Higgins
Online data breaches have long term impacts and the potential to cause security concerns for the public service and wider society, a Fine Gael TD has said.
Ireland should follow New Zealand in providing paid leave for early pregnancy loss
Ireland should offer paid leave to all couples who suffer early pregnancy loss, a Fine Gael TD has said.
Driver Theory Test move online should be accelerated – Higgins
The move to bring the Driver Theory Test online should be accelerated to help clear the backlog of applications, a Fine Gael TD has said.