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Conway welcomes legislation to protect victims of sexual exploitation

Fine Gael Senator for Clare and the party’s Seanad Spokesperson on Justice, Martin Conway, has today (Thursday), said the publication of the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Bill 2014 by the Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald TD, will provide new robust mechanisms to protect children from sex abusers who use the internet to stalk their victims.

Conway welcomes President Obama's historic deal for undocumented Irish in the US

Fine Gael Clare Senator and Seanad Spokesperson on Justice, Martin Conway, has welcomed the historic announcement by President Obama that aims to protect up to five million undocumented immigrants from deportation.

"The President’s plan promises to lift the threat of deportation and to allow the undocumented to work and travel more freely within the United States.

“It will allow undocumented immigrants who are parents of U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents, known as green card holders, to legally live and work in the country for a period of three years.

Seanad debate on Garda Inspectorate Report needed - Conway

Fine Gael Clare Senator, Martin Conway, has today (Wednesday), said that the Seanad needs to urgently debate the findings of the Garda Inspectorate Report. Speaking on the Order of Business in the Seanad, Senator Conway expressed his shock at the serious, systemic weaknesses in the operation of an Garda Síochána raised in this report.

"I am very concerned that the inspectorate identified the absence of up-to-date dispatch technology as well as deficiencies in practices, supervision and governance relating to the recording, classification and investigation of crime.

Garda Inspectorate Report provides opportunity for reform - Conway

Fine Gael Senator for Clare and Seanad Spokesperson on Justice, Martin Conway, has today (Tuesday), said the publication of the Garda Inspectorate Report by the Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald TD, provides an opportunity for the reform of An Garda Síochána.

“This is a very important body of work which highlights the need for modernisation of crime investigation operations and support infrastructure within An Garda Síochána. It also highlighted the need for up-to-date dispatch technology and the better recording, classification and investigating of crime.

Conway urges increased support for women forced into prostitution

Fine Gael Clare Senator and Seanad Spokesperson on Justice and Disability, Martin Conway, has urged the Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald TD, to consider the implications of the Annual Report of Ruhama launched today.

“Ruhama has provided exceptional support to over 2,500 women affected by prostitution over the last 25 years. Their Report provides a unique insight into the lives of women affected by prostitution and trafficking. I was delighted to attend the launch of the report today.

Conway calls for the criminalisation of domestic violence

Deputy David Stanton, Chairman of the Justice Committee, Caroline Counihan, RCNI and Senator Martin Conway

Fine Gael Senator for Clare and Member of the Oireachtas Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality, Martin Conway, has called for the criminalisation of domestic violence. Senator Conway was speaking following the launch of the Committee’s report on domestic and sexual violence on Thursday 16th October.

“The Committee heard that violence in a domestic context is often treated differently to public assault, where public assault is treated more seriously.

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