Anti-Social Behaviour

Anti-social behaviour is unacceptable in our Community, or any civilised Community. In the Seanad Mary raised the issue anti-social behaviour in Dublin Central. Mary called for adequately resourced Community Gardaí, for social media platforms to take responsibility for content shared on their sites and for the Seanad to debate the issue. As a founding member…

Stalking Bill

Mary was delighted to support her colleague Lisa Chambers by co-sponsoring her Bill which if passed will provide for the specific crime of stalking, which is characterised by repeated, unwanted behaviour that occurs as a result of fixation or obsession and causes alarm, distress or harm to the victim. To read more about the Bill…

Drug Related Reporting Programme

Mary welcomes the new ‘the Drug Related Intimidation Reporting Programme’ to respond to the needs of drug users and family members experiencing drug related intimidation by the Gardai. An Garda Síochána in dealing with any complaint of drug related intimidation or advice sought in relation to this issue, will do so with the utmost safety…

Coco’s Law & Safer Internet Day

Mary welcomes the commencement of Coco’s Law, by the Minister for Justice Helen McEntee TD, to mark “Safer Internet Day” 2021. Mary supported the passing of Coco’s Law which criminalises the publication, distribution or sharing or threat of distribution or sharing of intimate images without consent.   Coco’s Law creates two new offences which criminalise the…