News & Statements
Full protection of children’s data one step closer – Noone
The full protection of children’s data is now ‘one step closer’ due to the imminent launch of a public consultation on the processing of children’s personal data and their data protection rights under the GDPR, a Fine Gael Senator has said.
Statement by the Fine Gael negotiating team
The Taoiseach wrote to Fianna Fáil Leader Micheál Martin in August setting out an ambitious programme as part of an extension of the current Confidence & Supply Arrangement, and seeking an agreed election date for the summer of 2020. We welcome the commitment from Fianna Fáil to extend the Confidence & Supply Arrangement which will allow us to continue taking Ireland forward together.
Commissioner to work with Naughton towards EU regulation of social media
The EU Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society has agreed to work with Fine Gael TD Hildegarde Naughton towards regulating social media with EU-wide legislation.
Naughton to press Commissioner on EU-wide legislation to regulate social media
Fine Gael TD and Chair of the Oireachtas Communications Committee, Hildegarde Naughton, will tomorrow [Tues] press the EU Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society to propose legislation to regulate social media.
Delays in processing work permits must be tackled – Richmond
The delay in the processing of work permits for the spouses of foreign nationals must be tackled to ensure our economy can continue to succeed and grow, a Fine Gael Senator has said.
Delaying tactics on abortion legislation must end – O’Connell
The delaying tactics employed in the Oireachtas on the abortion debate must come to an end, a Fine Gael TD has said.
Richmond slams Fianna Fáil’s reckless undermining of ratification process
Fine Gael Senator and spokesman on European Affairs, Neale Richmond, has slammed Fianna Fáil’s Justice spokesman, Jim O’Callaghan, for talking up the worst case Brexit scenario by demanding extra contingency planning for a hard border.
Second chance of free inter rail ticket for 18 year olds – Richmond
Fine Gael Senator and spokesman on European Affairs, Neale Richmond, has welcomed the decision by the European Commission to open up a second round of applications for 18 year old Europeans to receive a free inter rail ticket.
Nine year campaign to recognise and protect hurling and camogie globally ends in success – Minister Phelan
Hurling fanatic and Junior Minister, John Paul Phelan, TD, is delighted that a campaign he began almost a decade ago to give hurling and camogie coveted world status has finally borne fruit.
Famine Commemoration Bill undergoes detailed scrutiny in the Oireachtas – Brophy
The Oireachtas Committee on Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht today (Wednesday) completed detailed scrutiny of the National Famine Commemoration Day Bill 2017, which was tabled by Fine Gael TD, Colm Brophy.