News & Statements
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.
Recruitment of 800 Gardaí will make our streets safer in 2022 – Richmond
A Fine Gael TD is calling for the recruitment of 800 new Gardaí and 400 new civilian staff to result in a dramatic increase in on the beat policing.
Direct shipping to continent crucial to Ireland post-Brexit – Richmond
By moving away from the British market and focusing on direct trade with the continent, Irish businesses have made the most of the post-Brexit trading environment, Fine Gael TD Neale Richmond has said.
Stagnant up-take of paternity leave must be addressed – Richmond
More than four years after the introduction of paternity leave, the take-up level has been largely stagnant and must be addressed, according to a Fine Gael TD.
€1 billion in Brexit funding for Ireland shows European solidarity in action – Richmond
A Fine Gael TD has hailed the approval of the allocation of almost €1 billion to Ireland under the Brexit Adjustment Reserve by the European Commission.
200,000 Scottish baby boxes show Ireland the way – Richmond
As the Scottish Government announces the delivery of its 200,000th baby box, a Fine Gael TD has called on the Minister for Children to not allow Covid continue to stall the planned Irish roll out.