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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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...
This May 22nd Vote Yes for Marriage Equality

This May 22nd Vote Yes for Marriage Equality

After two days of hard work, my constituency office is finally ready. I would like to thank Siobhan and Asia for all their hard work. This May 22nd, vote.
The Siteserv Deal Needs to be Investigated Properly

The Siteserv Deal Needs to be Investigated Properly

Last night, the Dáil debated the investigation of the Siteserv deal. Public trust in the political system in Ireland has collapsed.
The 'Lost Decade' is Declared Over, but it Could Have Been Over Sooner

The ‘Lost Decade’ is Declared Over, but it Could Have Been Over Sooner

This week, we got a look at the Spring Economic Statement. It was an opportunity to talk about the Ireland we would like our children to grow up in. The ‘lost decade’ was declared over, but it could have been over far earlier.
Addressing the Mortgage Crisis and Repossessions

Addressing the Mortgage Crisis and Repossessions

This week, I introduced a motion which would immediately and substantially increase the pace at which the mortgage crisis is addressed.
Serious Questions Need to be Answered about Siteserv

Serious Questions Need to be Answered about Siteserv

Yesterday, I spoke to RTE News at One about the ongoing controversy surrounding Siteserv. The information which has arisen as a result of freedom of information requests made by Deputy Catherine Murphy needs to be investigated and the serious questions which arise need answers.