Focus on Policy; Tech & Innovation

Am Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Science and Technology

  • Deal with Social Media Companies on regulation
  • Introduced new laws to manage social media
  • Proposed regulation for “fake news” and dark ads
  • Measures to avoid online harms and internet safety
  • Have argued for importance of cyber-security
  • Member of International Cross-Parliamentary Group
  • Quoted in US, UK, Chinese and Russian Media
  • Deal with Universities and Research Institutes
  • Advocate for Knowledge Economy and Research Funding
  • Work with FDI and many Tech/Sci Multinational Firms
  • Critical to support discovery and innovation and future jobs
  • Published “Science Foundation Ireland” legislation
  • Won cross-party support for Ireland to join CERN
  • Sat on Oireachtas committee to implement GDPR into Irish Law
  • Introduced multiple private members bills and legislative amendments

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