Independent TD for Wicklow and East Carlow. Fighting for job creation, economic justice and political reform.

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Welcoming Former Silicon Valley Mayor to Greystones

Welcoming Former Silicon Valley Mayor to Greystones

Last week Councillor Jennifer Whitmore and I hosted Pat Burt, the ex-Mayor of Palo Alto in Silicon Valley, in Greystones. Burt, the CEO of the Palo Alto Tech Group, an angel investor and an advisor to start-up companies, was in the town to see first-hand what Greystones has to offer...
A New School For Greystones

A New School For Greystones

We’ve just heart that the Department of Education has announced a new school for the Greystones, hopefully in the Charlesland area. This follows a huge push by the community over a long period of time. Cllr. Jennifer Whitmore and I have held public meetings, organised a petition, met with the...
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Construction Works for Arklow Town FC

Construction Works for Arklow Town FC

I am delighted to announce that I have secured construction works for Arklow Town Football Club. The club approached me to see if funding could be secured to resurface the entryway of the club grounds at Lamberton. I contacted BAM Construction Chief Executive Theo Cullinane about the project and on surveying the area, Mr Cullinane...
We Need to Develop Nordic-Level Childcare and Early Education Policies

We Need to Develop Nordic-Level Childcare and Early Education Policies

  Independent Senator Katherine Zappone and I are joining forces to develop policies that achieve high quality and accessible early childhood care and education in Ireland. Our aim is to put forward a coherent strategy and an implementation plan to deliver the social and economic benefits that Nordic-level childcare does. These include improved educational outcomes,...
We Need to Invest in Childcare

We Need to Invest in Childcare

This week I spoke to childcare providers about the need for investment in early childhood education.
Meeting with RehabCare Bray

Meeting with RehabCare Bray

Last week I met with members from Rehabcare in Bray to Leinster House to discuss green initiatives for Wicklow. RehabCare were recently awarded an Innovation Award for their work on ‘Furniture Upcycling’ and its clients are strong proponents of the green movement. I was delighted to meet with everyone from RehabCare Bray to discuss the...
Working for High Speed Broadband for Wicklow

Working for High Speed Broadband for Wicklow

Myself and Jennifer Whitmore, Independent Councillor for Greystones District want Wicklow to lead the way in high speed broadband connectivity. This comes on the back of a submission to the National Broadband Plan by the Wired Wicklow which we founded with local tech experts. There have been meetings with a number of industry leaders in...
A natter about NAMA with Pat Kenny

A natter about NAMA with Pat Kenny

On February 2, I was on the Pat Kenny Show on Newstalk to discuss property “big fips”, property investors and private equity firms that are making a killing on properties that NAMA is selling. This is following the news that NAMA will be speeding up the sale of many of its remaining assets before the...