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Gardaí should follow PSNI’s lead and send surplus equipment to Ukraine – Richmond
With the war in Ukraine causing thousands of deaths and untold damage, Ireland must provide help in every way we can, including donating surplus supplies from An Garda Siochana to protect the Ukrainian people, according to Fine Gael TD and party spokesman on European Affairs, Neale Richmond.
Bodycam commitment welcome but cannot be delayed – Richmond
A commitment to progress legislation that will allow for the introduction of bodycams has been welcomed by a Government TD.
Richmond slams reduced LUAS timetable for St. Patrick’s Day
A Fine Gael TD has described the decision by LUAS to implement a reduced service for the double St. Patrick’s Day Bank Holidays as ludicrous.
Assaults against Gardaí show urgent need for bodycams – Richmond
ael TD is calling for the swift roll-out of bodycams for An Garda Síochána to protect Gardaí from assault and to help in the investigation of crime.
Whopping 65% increase in North to South exports demands closer cooperation – Richmond
The Northern Ireland Protocol has seen trade on the island of Ireland grow by 65% in 2021 and further growth must be facilitated through closer cooperation of trading agencies on this island, according to Fine Gael’s European Affairs Spokesperson.
561% increase in seized crime cash must be channelled into communities – Richmond
A Fine Gael TD is calling on the Government to ensure that monies seized from criminal gangs are ploughed back into communities worst impacted by crime.
Extend all work permits and visas to thank those who sacrificed so much – Richmond
A blanket two-year extension for work permits, visas and student work visas should be considered as a sign of gratitude and solidarity for those who worked through the Covid-19 pandemic in Ireland, according to a Fine Gael TD.
Time is right for re-set in EU-UK relations – Richmond
After a difficult six years of Brexit negotiations, the EU-UK relationship has suffered and the time has now come for both sides to re-set relations, according to Fine Gael’s European Affairs spokesperson.
Public should be vigilant of fake Covid notices – Richmond
Members of the public should be vigilant about the circulation of dangerous fake Covid notices purporting to be from the HSE, according to Fine Gael TD Neale Richmond.
Constant threats to invoke Article 16 help no one – Richmond
Constant threats to invoke Article 16 help no one according to Fine Gael’s European Affairs spokesperson.