“Deliver transparency in online political advertising now”

Senator Alice-Mary Higgins links with US legislators to increase pressure on Facebook for rollout of new transparency tools in time for May Referendum.

Senator Alice Mary Higgins yesterday indicated her support for an initiative from Transparency Referendum Initiative, a non-aligned Irish civil society group, who are calling on US Senators attending a Washington DC hearing with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerburg to press for transparency in Facebook’s political advertising during Ireland’s forthcoming referendum. 

The Civil Engagement Group introduce bill to ban trade with illegal settlements

On Tuesday January 30th, the Civil Engagement Group brought the Control of Economic Activity (Occupied Territories) Bill to the Seanad which sought to ban trade in goods and services from illegal settlements in occupied territories. While Minister Coveney expressed his commitment to the aims of the bill but he was unwilling to support it at this time. As a result, we agreed to adjourn the debate until July when we will push for a  vote.