News & Statements
Sentencing for crimes motivated by hate set to double
A person who is proven to have committed a crime aggravated by hatred will now face up to double the sentence than for ordinary forms of crime, a Fine Gael TD has said.
Sinn Féin vote against vaccine certificates a blow to the hospitality and tourism sector – Carroll MacNeill
Sinn Féin constantly calls for support for the hospitality sector yet voted against an EU proposal to expedite plans to safely reopen allowing businesses to claw back lost revenue, a Fine Gael TD has said.
We must do better for female victims of violence and sexual assault – Carroll MacNeill
We must do better in our treatment of female victims of violence and sexual assault, according to Fine Gael TD Jennifer Carroll MacNeill, who also called for a renewed effort to make our streets and public spaces safer for women.
Sexual education must be embedded in our school system
A new comprehensive programme of relationship and sexual education must be embedded in our school system for children from early age if we are to break the endemic of sexual and gender-based violence in Ireland, a Fine Gael TD has said.
Two capable female Ministers to serve in Justice
Two capable and hardworking female Ministers will serve the Justice Department during Minister Helen McEntee’s maternity leave, Fine Gael TD Jennifer Carroll MacNeill has said.
US advert highlights Sinn Féin’s dodgy political fundraising and divisive messaging – Carroll MacNeill
A US advert campaign, run by Friends of Sinn Féin, raises questions for Sinn Féin about their fundraising and their commitment to the principles of the Good Friday Agreement, a Fine Gael TD has said.
Consent campaign signals zero tolerance for sexual violence in third level institutions – Carroll MacNeill
The ‘Start Here’ campaign aims to equip students and staff with practical information to help tackle the endemic sexual harassment and violence in our Higher Education institutions, a Fine Gael TD has said.
Higher Education funding recognises impact Covid-19 has on Traveller students
Students from the Traveller community have had their learning disproportionately impacted by the pandemic, a Fine Gael TD has said.
Government to end Direct Provision by 2024, but work remains to improve life for residents – Carroll MacNeill
The Government commitment to close all Direct Provision centres by 2024 marks significant progress in creating a more humane and progressive asylum system, but more work remains to be done, a Fine Gael TD has said.
Carroll MacNeill welcomes commitment to bring perpetrators of sexual violence to justice in new plan
Minister for Justice Helen McEntee has committed to bringing preparators of domestic and sexual violence to justice in her strategic plan published today, a Fine Gael TD has said.