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

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Ireland Could Be Taking on a Leadership Role in Finding Solutions for Greece

Ireland Could Be Taking on a Leadership Role in Finding Solutions for Greece

Ireland as a Troika programme country could take a leading role in resolving this crisis. Instead of dictating specific terms, we could be helping to create the systems which would keep Greece afloat.   <iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/enECumc3QmU” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe>
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...
My Take on the Siteserv Affair

My Take on the Siteserv Affair

Last night I laid out why it is difficult to see how the Dáil can have confidence in the Minister for Finance due to the political governance of the Siteserv affair. Here’s the speech
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...
KPMG is Being Asked to Investigate a Sale it Helped Run

KPMG is Being Asked to Investigate a Sale it Helped Run

Today I talked to Sean O’Rourke about ongoing controversy surrounding IBRC. KPMG is being asked to investigate a sale it helped to run.
The Siteserv Deal Needs to be Investigated Properly

The Siteserv Deal Needs to be Investigated Properly

Last night, the Dáil debated the investigation of the Siteserv deal. Public trust in the political system in Ireland has collapsed.