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 Continue Reading →
As Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Technology I have brought forward new legislation aimed at safeguarding our national and cultural heritage in the digital age. ‘The Copyright and Other Intellectual Property Law Amendment Bill’ aims to introduce a new provision to capture and archive the content contained on the .ie web Continue Reading →
As Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Science, Technology, Research& Development I have urged Minister Francis Fitzgerald to accelerate the process of Ireland joining CERN. Membership of the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) has major benefits for the research and development sector in Ireland yet no progress has been made by Continue Reading →
I was delighted to introduce my second Bill at first stage in the Dáil yesterday. The Small Unmanned Aircraft (Drones) Bill 2017, which you can read in full here, aims to legislate for the use of Drones. You can also read the transcript of my speech introducing the Bill here. Continue Reading →
I have called on the Taoiseach, in his first Dáil debate since being elected to the role, to urge his Government officials to utilise digital technologies when answering queries. The programme for Government includes a commitment to improve the flow of information from Departments to Deputies.