News & Statements
HSE must Develop National Plan to address Long Covid– Burke
The HSE should immediately develop and implement a national plan to address the effects of Long Covid, a Fine Gael TD has urged. Fine Gael Spokesperson on Health Deputy Burke said, “At a national level, the HSE needs to develop a long-term plan which will address the risks associated with Long Covid.
New Dedicated Family Court will bring about seismic reforms within our justice system – Madigan
Minister for Special Education and Inclusion, Josepha Madigan, has reiterated her call for the Government to prioritise its Programme for Government commitment of drafting a new Family Courts Bill. This landmark piece of legislation will greatly modernise the family justice system and bring about a speedier resolution to many families who remain trapped in a backlog of lengthly and delayed court proceedings.
MEP Maria Walsh to march in Budapest Pride against Hungarian anti-LGBTI+ laws
Fine Gael MEP Maria Walsh will travel to Hungary this week to take part in Budapest Pride. MEP Walsh has been outspoken about the continuous anti-LGBTI+ law adaptations in Hungary since taking office in the Parliament in 2019.
Three-year cap on financial contributions introduced for Fair Deal scheme – Lombard
A three-year cap on the financial contributions of family farms and businesses when calculating the cost of nursing home care will bring peace of mind to farming and business communities across the country, a Fine Gael Senator has said.
Oireachtas should lead the way in employment rights – Doherty
Leader of Seanad Éireann and Fine Gael Senator Regina Doherty has called on the Houses of the Oireachtas Commission to conduct a review of all contracts in the Oireachtas to establish whether they have misclassified workers as self-employed.
National Dementia Care Strategy must be prioritised post-pandemic – Conway
Challenges faced by those living with dementia did not disappear during the pandemic and must be tackled by expediting the implementation of the National Dementia Care Strategy as we emerge from the height of the Covid-19 emergency, a Fine Gael Senator has said.
Unanimous support for more effective sanctions against Belarusian regime – Ward
The Seanad has today unanimously acknowledged the lack of fairness and transparency in last year’s Belarusian Presidential election and condemned the show trials and anti-democratic actions which have taken place since.
Local media sector needs Government support – Fine Gael
Replacing the TV licence fee with an alternative public service media charge to provide increased financial support for regional news outlets and radio stations is one of the main recommendations from Fine Gael in a submission to the Future of Media Commission.
One in six theory test appointments are no shows – Higgins
The fact that one in every six theory test appointments are no-shows is compounding the backlog caused by the pandemic, a Fine Gael TD has said.
Tánaiste announces €6million investment in capital equipment for industry research
The Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Leo Varadkar TD has announced the successful applicants of the Capital Equipment Fund administered by Enterprise Ireland through the Technology Gateway and Technology Centre Programmes