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

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What Wicklow's Commuters need from Dublin Bus

What Wicklow’s Commuters need from Dublin Bus

On October 22 Councillor Jennifer Whitmore and I met with Paddy Doherty, CEO and Donal Keating, Operations Manager of Dublin Bus to discuss the needs of commuters from County Wicklow. Jennifer reached out to commuters on Facebook (see below) to find out how Dublin Bus’ services could be improved. A number of issues came to...
How to improve School Admissions

How to improve School Admissions

On Friday, june 20, 2014, I discussed the Draft Admission to Schools Bill, designed to improve how we regulate the admission of children to primary and post primary schools with Minister Quinn. This legislation is of interest to people in North Wicklow due to school admissions issues related to the new Educate Together School in...
Wicklow communities excluded from Bray Educate Together

Wicklow communities excluded from Bray Educate Together

It has emerged that Bray is the only town in Wicklow that the new Educate Together Secondary School will serve. School patronage was awarded to Educate Together in Bray on the back of the needs of parents and children in Wicklow. 1,066 families in Wicklow expressed interest in a second level Educate Together School. Only...
Dealing with Debt, Insolvency & Bankruptcy

Dealing with Debt, Insolvency & Bankruptcy

The new insolvency legislation is about to go live. Whilst imperfect, it means that borrowers are going to have new, meaningful options available to them by September – to restructure debts which are suffocating them, and to get on with their lives. Last Saturday I ran a ‘Debt Expo’ in Bray – a public forum...
No Plans to Close Greystones Post Office

No Plans to Close Greystones Post Office

I have been onto An Post and received written confirmation that there will be no closure of any post offices in North Wicklow. They have told me that there is a long term plan to group postal sorting staff in Bray and Greystones on one site. This would entail considerable investment by An Post in...

Talking to RTE News in Bray

On Monday, September 17, the people of Bray and Ballyhea joined forces to protest against the payment of unsecured bondholders. RTE’s Six One News came along to see the march and talk to me about the upcoming Dail term and the looming budget. Here’s the clip.