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

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Construction Works for Arklow Town FC

Construction Works for Arklow Town FC

I am delighted to announce that I have secured construction works for Arklow Town Football Club. The club approached me to see if funding could be secured to resurface the entryway of the club grounds at Lamberton. I contacted BAM Construction Chief Executive Theo Cullinane about the project and on surveying the area, Mr Cullinane...
Calling on the HSE to Support Wicklow Hospice

Calling on the HSE to Support Wicklow Hospice

This week, Wicklow County Council’s approved planning permission for Wicklow Hospice.But just days later, the HSE asked the people of Wicklow to raise a further €3 million for capital funding. The Wicklow Hospice Foundation has been seeking a location for six years and in that time has raised €3 million to build the hospice. The...
Fighting Wastewater charges for Arklow in the Dáil

Fighting Wastewater charges for Arklow in the Dáil

I raised the lack of waste water services in Arklow as part of the debate on the Government’s new Irish Water Legistlation. Here’s what I said: Section 3 is the key section for the legislation. There are three points I wish to raise and three questions I would like the Minister to address. I tabled...
The response to Irish Water inside and outside Leinster House

The response to Irish Water inside and outside Leinster House

The difference in how Irish Water was handled inside and outside Leinster House last week shows just how out of date and out of touch our national parliament has become. On each side of the Merrion Street railings, attempts were made to remedy Irish Water. Inside the gates, TDs debated the latest legislation, attempting to...
Debating Irish Water in Dáil Éireann

Debating Irish Water in Dáil Éireann

Below are two videos from the Irish Water debate. They illustrate how hard it is to interrogate legislation and get to the bottom of the Government’s plans. Firstly, the details provided to the Dáil by the Minister for the Environment are sketch at best, and secondly, the Ceann Comhairle seems to like reminding the opposition...
Arklow says no to Wastewater charges

Arklow says no to Wastewater charges

I was delighted at the huge turnout at the public meeting last week in Arklow to oppose wastewater charges for homes and business in Arklow. The event was organised by myself and the Arklow Wastewater Actiongroup and approximately 400 people were there. The public meeting follows efforts by Deputy Donnelly and Pauric to have wastewater...