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

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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.
A New School For Greystones

A New School For Greystones

We’ve just heart that the Department of Education has announced a new school for the Greystones, hopefully in the Charlesland area. This follows a huge push by the community over a long period of time. Cllr. Jennifer Whitmore and I have held public meetings, organised a petition, met with the Department’s forward planning team, made...
How can we improve the ECCE Scheme?

How can we improve the ECCE Scheme?

Myself and Councillor Jennifer Whitmore have launched a public consultation on the Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) scheme, which provides a free year of early childhood care and education for children of pre-school age. This consultation comes on the back of concerns raised by childcare providers about the scheme and its sustainability. I called...