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

Subscribe to Newsletter

Monthly archive June, 2011

Three Messages for the ECB

This article was originally featured as an Op-Ed piece in the Irish Mail on Sunday.[/info_box] If you look at the history of countries whose economies have collapsed and needed International Monetary Fund intervention, you see a pattern – overall, the IMF record is shaky. It comes into countries like Greece and Ireland, lends them an...

A Message to Europe

On my 16th birthday 20 years ago, I spoke in Strasbourg at the European Parliament as part of an Irish delegation. I was so nervous that approximately one hour later, my legs collapsed and I found myself staring at the ceiling of a French supermarket. At that time, I was proud to be both an...

Priority Question on Gender Quotas

Today I asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government Phil Hogan if he will amend his proposal, regarding the halving of State funding to parties which do not have 30% female candidates for the next general election in order that the same principle applies to the next local elections as well; if...

Questioning Nama Chairman on Greystones Harbour

Stephen Donnelly has raised the issue of Greystones Harbour with the chairman of NAMA, Frank Daly, at a session of the British Irish Parliamentary Association, in Cork. The report of the meeting is here. A transcript of the exchange follows. Stephen Donnelly: My question concerns the decision criteria that NAMA use and specifically the consideration...