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The Banking Inquiry Requires Us to Overcome Our Own Political Catch 22

The Banking Inquiry Requires Us to Overcome Our Own Political Catch 22

Holding the banking inquiry in year five of this Government means a lot of relevant information is coming to light too late. Nonetheless, testimony in recent weeks points to big lessons we can and must still learn. The challenge is overcoming our own political Catch 22. And the public nature of the inquiry might just...
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...
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.
Construction Works for Arklow Town FC

Construction Works for Arklow Town FC

I am delighted to announce that I have secured construction works for Arklow Town Football Club. The club approached me to see if funding could be secured to resurface the entryway of the club grounds at Lamberton. I contacted BAM Construction Chief Executive Theo Cullinane about the project and on surveying the area, Mr Cullinane...