News & Statements
Extension of older taxis licenses will keep more cabs on roads – Richmond
The National Transport Authority (NTA) has confirmed that no taxi driver will be forced out of the sector due to the age of their vehicle but there are still many lingering issues within the industry that need addressed, according to Fine Gael TD Neale Richmond.
Desperate Russian sanctions prove Ireland is doing the right thing – Richmond
Russia’s sanctioning of 50 Irish officials including the Taoiseach proves that Ireland is doing the right thing by supporting Ukraine, according to a Government TD.
Mary Lou McDonald should give donation from gangland criminal to new community fund – Richmond, O’Dowd and Egan
Sinn Féin President Mary Lou McDonald must hand over a €1,000 donation from disgraced criminal Jonathan Dowdall so it can be used to prevent crime in our communities, according to three Fine Gael public representatives.
Increased sentences for gangland thugs will keep our communities safe – Richmond
Increasing maximum sentences will send a clear message that we will not tolerate criminal gangs in our communities, a Fine Gael TD has said.
1,000 additional Gardaí in 2023 will help build stronger, safer communities – Richmond
The provision in Budget 2023 for 1,000 new Gardaí will allow for more high visibility policing and help us continue to build stronger, safer communities, according to a Fine Gael TD.
Don’t leave Dublin behind – Richmond
A Fine Gael TD is calling on the Minister for Children to guarantee more services join the new funding model for childcare. Dublin Rathdown Deputy, Neale Richmond, has warned that Dublin cannot be left behind as figures show take up in the capital is behind the national average.
Truss must now seize chance to reframe EU-UK relationship – Richmond
With Liz Truss now confirmed as the United Kingdom’s next Prime Minister, the time has come to refocus and prioritise the EU-UK relationship, according to the Fine Gael spokesperson on European Union Affairs, Neale Richmond TD.
Annual recruitment campaign will repair the taxi industry, not fare increases – Richmond
National Transport Authority (NTA) recruitment campaigns must be an annual occurrence to solve ongoing issues with the taxi industry, rather than fare increases, a Fine Gael TD has said.
Emergency mental health rescues during pandemic show importance of HSE helpline – Richmond
A HSE mental health helpline provided more than 1,000 ‘rescues’ during the pandemic.
Fine Gael must map out a vision for Irish unity – Richmond
The debate on Irish unity must transition from aspirational to achievable, according to Fine Gael Spokesperson on European Affairs, Neale Richmond.