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

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Discussing opportunities with Wicklow Businesses

Discussing opportunities with Wicklow Businesses

I recently met with the Wicklow Town & District Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday and representatives of the Arklow Business Association on Friday ahead of Budget 2015. There are some issues that are affecting businesses in both towns; commercial rates, social welfare traps and the need to cut of red tape for businesses were all...
Protecting the Free Travel Scheme

Protecting the Free Travel Scheme

Last Week I spoke on a motion that called on the Government to fully support and retain the Free Travel Scheme in its current form as a universal benefit to all people aged 66 and over, and to work towards progressing the National Positive Ageing Strategy. I specifically wanted to raise the issue of the...
Arklow Debt Expo, Saturday April 26

Arklow Debt Expo, Saturday April 26

On Saturday April 26, myself and Local Election Candidate Tom Curran will be holding a day long expo on dealing with debt in the Arklow Bay Hotel from 10 am onwards. The day will consist of two public sessions followed by a series of Free one-to-one consultations. 10am to 11am: Practical options for anyone dealing...
Supporting Arklow Cancer Support Group

Supporting Arklow Cancer Support Group

The other day I visited the Arklow Cancer Support Group. It’s been hugely successful in the area. They’ve more than doubled the number of clients they help in the last year alone. The demand for emotional and practical support has been huge, as proven by the growth. We also have the community to thank for...
Tom Curran to run in South Wicklow

Tom Curran to run in South Wicklow

I’m delighted to be supporting Tom Curran as a candidate in the upcoming Local Elections. Tom will be running in the South Wicklow Municipal District, which includes Arklow, Aughrim and Avoca. Tom is a man of great integrity who has learned the importance of speaking up for those who need support. He will make a...
An Post & Arklow Main Street

An Post & Arklow Main Street

An Post has told me that it intends to stay on Arklow Main Street in the short to medium term. Work to install a disability ramp and upgrade the interior of the current post office will be underway soon. They are aware of the key role they play on the Main Street, and know there...