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Monthly archive June, 2015
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...
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 of privatisation of free travel...
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 primary school. This means that...
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...