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

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Donnelly Slams Under Investment in Education

Donnelly Slams Under Investment in Education

Stephen Donnelly, Social Democrats TD for Wicklow and East Carlow has slammed Government under investment in education over the last four years. Speaking to the Taoiseach Enda Kenny in the Dail chamber on Wednesday, Donnelly asked why the government had increased the education budget by only €24 million (less than one fifth of 1% available)....
Charlesland School is opening this September

Charlesland School is opening this September

This week I asked the Minister for Education and Science for an update on the recently announced school for Charlesland. The great news is that I can confirm it will open this September.
An Update on the New School of Greystones

An Update on the New School of Greystones

This week, Councillor Jennifer Whitmore and I asked the Department of Education what progress has been made in establishing a new primary school in the Greystones area. The Department has confirmed that they have begun the process to find a new patron for the school and that the closing date for patron applications is the...
Speaking to the Minister for Education on Behalf of Early Childcare Professionals

Speaking to the Minister for Education on Behalf of Early Childcare Professionals

We Need to Develop Nordic-Level Childcare and Early Education Policies

We Need to Develop Nordic-Level Childcare and Early Education Policies

  Independent Senator Katherine Zappone and I are joining forces to develop policies that achieve high quality and accessible early childhood care and education in Ireland. Our aim is to put forward a coherent strategy and an implementation plan to deliver the social and economic benefits that Nordic-level childcare does. These include improved educational outcomes,...
We Need to Invest in Childcare

We Need to Invest in Childcare

This week I spoke to childcare providers about the need for investment in early childhood education.