News & Statements
Boris visit can’t just be box ticking exercise – Richmond
A Government TD has urged the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to take ownership of his Brexit ahead of his visit to Northern Ireland.
British Government should quit political games and engage with EU in good faith
The British Government’s latest threat to scrap the Northern Ireland protocol is counter-productive and entirely unnecessary, Fine Gael’s European Affairs spokesperson Neale Richmond has said.
Richmond calls for additional prison capacity
With the numbers of prisoners increasing over the years, Government must ensure we have adequate capacity to keep our communities, prisoners, and prison guards safe, according to a Fine Gael TD.
Introduce mandatory minimum sentences to protect Gardaí and other frontline workers from rising assaults – Richmond
Swift action is needed to deal with the rise in assaults against Gardaí and other frontline workers, according to Fine Gael TD Neale Richmond.
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.