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Tuesday 26 September 2023 Dublin: 15°C

# Hildegarde Naughton

This year
20 homeless deaths in Dublin in first four months of 2023
In all of 2022, 45 people accessing homelessness services in Dublin died.
Minister for Justice Simon Harris says he 'hasn't heard' of drug use in Leinster House
Harris said such matters should be reported to the Gardaí, as Fine Gael TDs were quizzed on drug policy and personal drug use.
Citizens' Assembly will examine State response to illegal drugs and report back by end of year
Cabinet this morning agreed to begin the Citizens’ Assembly on Drugs in April.
Last year
Govt may call for toll price hikes to be scrapped, minister says
Junior Minister Hildegarde Naughton said that the timing of the price hikes was ‘not good’.
Fines for range of road offences have doubled since midnight
The death toll on Irish roads this year stands at 122 people.
RSA says GDPR limited the level of road crash data it could publish, as questions raised in Dáil
The RSA says this is due to the fact that ‘the data must be treated as personal data in order to comply with GDPR demands’.
Overflowing toilets and long queues: Passenger complaints about Dublin Airport at start of summer
Details of passengers’ experiences were released under FOI.
Correspondence sent to the Department of Transport shows the frustrations of those who used the airport in late May.
Transport Minister Eamon Ryan has said the Government will not cut passenger numbers at the airport.
'Social value' of local post offices must be protected, communications committee hears
The committee heard today that local post offices were a fundamental part of smaller towns and villages, but were at risk of being subsumed by provision of services online.
DAA given until tomorrow morning to find solutions to airport chaos, ministers say
Around 1,000 people missed a flight yesterday because of lengthy queues.
Road safety chief warns 'concerning trend' in road deaths could lead to higher fines
At an RSA event today, Waide said that an increase in fines and penalty points this year isn’t “ruled out”.
All time
€108m in funding announced to help Irish airports stay afloat through pandemic
The funding aims to enable the airports to remain financially sustainable while navigating the pandemic.
More drug-driving than drink-driving incidents over lockdown, say gardaí
Focus has turned to road safety as drivers get back on the road post-lockdown and the new ‘The Road Back’ campaign is launched.
Over 1,000 people drowned in Ireland over the past 10 years
A new website has been launched to provide advice and tips on water safety to the public.
Three junior ministers at Cabinet who were to receive €16k pay rise set to give part of it back
The move from the government had come under sustained criticism in recent days.
Fine Gael's Hildegarde Naughton recuses herself from Votegate probe - saying she's also voted for another TD
The Galway West TD said she has never voted on behalf of a TD who was outside the Dáil chamber.
Fianna Fáil says it won't bring down the government over the broadband plan
Fianna Fáil’s Timmy Dooley said the decision to proceed is a matter for government.
Mark Zuckerberg tells TDs that Facebook is working proactively on child protection issues
Three TDs met with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in the Merrion Hotel in Dublin today
People doctoring M50 crash images to avoid Facebook's filters and upload online, TD says
Images of the crash are still being shared on social media by escaping the filters set up to block them, Hildegarde Naughton said.
Facebook management to be called before Oireachtas Committee over 'alarming' security breach
Yesterday it emerged that up to 50 million accounts were affected this week after a flaw on the social network was exploited by hackers.
'The time for apologies is over': Facebook launches inquiry following Dispatches programme
Workers at Irish contactor CPL who featured in the TV programme have been urged to take time off for their wellbeing.
Seanad's newest member wants it abolished, admits it's a 'gateway' to the Dáil
Hildegarde Naughton said she sees the upper house as a “gateway” and said she wants “to get a feel for the workings of the Dáil and Senate”.
Fine Gael councillor to replace Martin McAleese in the Seanad
Enda Kenny has nominated Hildegarde Naughton to replace Martin McAleese in the upper house.
Women of the west urged to take first step into political life
The Women for Election Galway Inspire event kicked off this morning.
Galway Mayor had 'no misunderstanding' over Norris vote, claims FF cllr
Former mayor Michael Crowe says Hildegarde Naughton understood fully that she was blocking David Norris’s address.
Galway Mayor says decision to block Norris was a mistake
The mayor of Galway said that voting not to allow Sen David Norris to address to Galway city council this September was a mistake – and vowed to attempt reversing the decision.