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

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Ireland Could Be Taking on a Leadership Role in Finding Solutions for Greece

Ireland Could Be Taking on a Leadership Role in Finding Solutions for Greece

Ireland as a Troika programme country could take a leading role in resolving this crisis. Instead of dictating specific terms, we could be helping to create the systems which would keep Greece afloat.   <iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/enECumc3QmU” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe>
University of the Third Age Visit Leinster House

University of the Third Age Visit Leinster House

Last week, the University of the Third Age Bray came to visit me at Leinster House. After they went for a tour and watched Leaders Questions, we met up to discuss the issues that were important to them, these included housing strategy in County Wicklow, the respite grant, the effect...
My Take on the Siteserv Affair

My Take on the Siteserv Affair

Last night I laid out why it is difficult to see how the Dáil can have confidence in the Minister for Finance due to the political governance of the Siteserv affair. Here’s the speech
Patron Announced for New Primary School

Patron Announced for New Primary School

Kildare Wicklow Education and Training Board has been announced as the patron of the new primary school in Greystones. The school which will open this September is set to take up temporary residence in Greystones Rugby Club. I am delighted that a patron has been selected for the new Greystones...
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Standing up for Lone Parents

Standing up for Lone Parents

On July 2nd, the latest set of cuts to the One Parent Family Payment took effect. The social and economic ramifications of the the cuts to lone parents and their children, far outweigh the benefits.  
We Need a Solution to Housing Crisis

We Need a Solution to Housing Crisis

There’s been so much talk about a housing crisis in Wicklow, that for many, it’s probably fading into the background noise. But imagine this – you’re living in your home and have been paying your mortgage for years. You have two beautiful children, who are doing well in one of Wicklow’s many fantastic schools. Your...
So, Have We Learned Nothing from the Crash? It Seems So

So, Have We Learned Nothing from the Crash? It Seems So

Last week the Irish Financial Advisory Council, IFAC, sounded warnings that Fine Gael/ Labour are slipping rapidly into the old Budgetary habits of Fianna Fail. Having lived through the consequences of what short-term, technically incompetent fiscal management can do to a country, this should set off alarm bells for every man and woman in the...
Full Commission of Investigation Launched into IBRC

Full Commission of Investigation Launched into IBRC

A full commission of investigation is to be launched into the handling of certain transactions by IBRC. This follows significant pressure on Finance Minister Michael Noonan in recent weeks as a result of a number of concerns raised by Deputy Catherine Murphy into the sale of Siteserv. I and other members of the Opposition have...
KPMG is Being Asked to Investigate a Sale it Helped Run

KPMG is Being Asked to Investigate a Sale it Helped Run

Today I talked to Sean O’Rourke about ongoing controversy surrounding IBRC. KPMG is being asked to investigate a sale it helped to run.
How Do I Vote In the Referendum?

How Do I Vote In the Referendum?

Today is a big day, both the Marriage Equality and the Age of Presidential Candidates Referendum are happening. A number of people have called in to my office in Greystones to discuss how to vote. I thought it would be useful for me to put together a short guide on how to vote today, especially...