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

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Why last year's budget was bad and two ways to make it better

Why last year’s budget was bad and two ways to make it better

I gave a speech today on the state of the economy and called on the government to perform a cost benefit analysis and a poverty impact assessment of the Budget, ahead of time. You can see it here.
The Children's Referendum: Advocating a Yes Vote

The Children’s Referendum: Advocating a Yes Vote

I held a press conference with some other independent TDs today to advocate a yes vote in the upcoming children’s referendum. The referendum is a positive step towards the protection of children in our society. A yes vote will allow some of the 2,000 children in state care to be adopted by long-term foster parents...
Smiling Irish eyes mean nothing when tens of billions are at stake

Smiling Irish eyes mean nothing when tens of billions are at stake

This article originally appeared in the Sunday Independent on October 21. You can read the original version here. On Friday afternoon, Taoiseach Enda Kenny was sucker-punched by Chancellor Angela Merkel. At the end of a two-day summit in Brussels, a summit at which Team Ireland was desperately trying to get movement on the return of...