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

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A chat with Marian Finucane

A chat with Marian Finucane

On Saturday November 2, 2013 I was on the Marian Finucane Show on RTE 1 discussing how I went from engineering to working in as a business analyst in London and how I got into politics.
Five ways to fix the Health Service

Five ways to fix the Health Service

In the United States, healthcare is referred to as the ‘third rail’ of politics. The saying comes from the subway system, where the third rail is the one with the electricity going through it. Hence the analogy – if you touch it, you’re dead. A phrase with which Minister for Health James Reilly can probably...
Going over Budget 2014 on Vincent Brown

Going over Budget 2014 on Vincent Brown

On October 16 I was on TV3′s Tonight with Vincent Brown alongside Minister Richard Bruton and Sarah McInerney. We were discussing Budget 2014, specifically the negative effects on the household income of young people, old people, women, mothers and families. Plus there’s a full year’s Local Property Tax to be paid.
Can this Government Kickstart Ireland's recovery?

Can this Government Kickstart Ireland’s recovery?

Imagine Finance Minister Michael Noonan walked into the Dail at 2.30pm on Tuesday for his Budget speech and said: “We’re grand – we’ll hit the Troika target next year without having to take any more money out of your already empty pockets.” Turns out he could. Last Wednesday, the ESRI published its latest Quarterly Economic...
Dáil Reform: More time to be powerless

Dáil Reform: More time to be powerless

I was on TV3′s Tonight with Vincent Browne last night, discussing reform/abolition of the Seanad and the types of Dáil reforms that have been suggested by the Government. Above is a snippet of the discussion between myself, Catherine Halloran, Pearse Doherty, Leo Varadkar – and, of course, Vincent.
All about men at Antiroom

All about men at Antiroom

Actor and writer Mark O’Halloran, journalist and broadcaster John Byrne, Irish Times writer Patrick Freyne and myself joined Anna Carey and Sinead Gleeson on the first All-male Antiroom panel to discuss gender quotas, privilege and media sexism.