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# Hildegarde Naughton

This year
2024
Taoiseach expects Oireachtas committee on drug use to be up and running no later than April
Plans to extend child benefit to over-18s still in education brought forward to May
Ireland has 'once in a generation' chance to decriminalise personal drug use, Paul Reid says
A special Oireachtas committee will be established to examine the Citizens’ Assembly’s recommendations, Drugs Minister Hildegarde Naughton confirmed.
The Citizens' Assembly on Drug Use today published its final report
The document includes 36 recommendations to overhaul Ireland's drug policy and establish a more health-led approach
A special Oireachtas committee will be set up to examine the report and suggest new legislation
10,000 free home STI kits being ordered every month
Naloxone will be more widely available after helping save lives in recent overdose cases
Last year
2023
Sale of vapes to under-18s banned from tomorrow
Public to be consulted about future laws on vaping, as Donnelly 'deeply concerned' about child usage
Ireland 'needs to be ready' for increase in fentanyl use amid expected heroin shortage
Dáil votes to restrict advertising of vaping products and ban the sale to under 18s
Public buildings to have period products in no-cost vending machines
Fentanyl being 'constantly monitored' amid fears of drug hitting Irish market, minister says
Two referendums on gender equality and family expected to take place next year
20 homeless deaths in Dublin in first four months of 2023
Minister for Justice Simon Harris says he 'hasn't heard' of drug use in Leinster House
Citizens' Assembly will examine State response to illegal drugs and report back by end of year
All time
Govt may call for toll price hikes to be scrapped, minister says
Fines for range of road offences have doubled since midnight
RSA says GDPR limited the level of road crash data it could publish, as questions raised in Dáil
Overflowing toilets and long queues: Passenger complaints about Dublin Airport at start of summer
'Social value' of local post offices must be protected, communications committee hears
DAA given until tomorrow morning to find solutions to airport chaos, ministers say
Road safety chief warns 'concerning trend' in road deaths could lead to higher fines
€108m in funding announced to help Irish airports stay afloat through pandemic
More drug-driving than drink-driving incidents over lockdown, say gardaí
Over 1,000 people drowned in Ireland over the past 10 years
Three junior ministers at Cabinet who were to receive €16k pay rise set to give part of it back
Fine Gael's Hildegarde Naughton recuses herself from Votegate probe - saying she's also voted for another TD
Fianna Fáil says it won't bring down the government over the broadband plan
Mark Zuckerberg tells TDs that Facebook is working proactively on child protection issues
People doctoring M50 crash images to avoid Facebook's filters and upload online, TD says
Facebook management to be called before Oireachtas Committee over 'alarming' security breach
'The time for apologies is over': Facebook launches inquiry following Dispatches programme
Seanad's newest member wants it abolished, admits it's a 'gateway' to the Dáil
Fine Gael councillor to replace Martin McAleese in the Seanad
Women of the west urged to take first step into political life
Galway Mayor had 'no misunderstanding' over Norris vote, claims FF cllr
Galway Mayor says decision to block Norris was a mistake