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

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University of the Third Age Visit Leinster House

University of the Third Age Visit Leinster House

Last week, the University of the Third Age Bray came to visit me at Leinster House. After they went for a tour and watched Leaders Questions, we met up to discuss the issues that were important to them, these included housing strategy in County Wicklow, the respite grant, the effect of privatisation of free travel...
'What does that all mean,' asked one man who had just lost his home

‘What does that all mean,’ asked one man who had just lost his home

‘What does that all mean?” This is what one man asked in Bray Circuit Court last Monday morning. Simon [name changed] had just lost his home. The registrar ruled against the ‘defendant’ and in favour of the bank seeking possession of the property. She ordered a five-month stay to allow Simon time to find alternative...
Meeting with RehabCare Bray

Meeting with RehabCare Bray

Last week I met with members from Rehabcare in Bray to Leinster House to discuss green initiatives for Wicklow. RehabCare were recently awarded an Innovation Award for their work on ‘Furniture Upcycling’ and its clients are strong proponents of the green movement. I was delighted to meet with everyone from RehabCare Bray to discuss the...
The Tom Barrington Room in Ballywaltrim Library is open again

The Tom Barrington Room in Ballywaltrim Library is open again

I’m delighted that the Tom Barrington Room in Ballywaltrim Library has reopened after its closure in July 2014. Wicklow County Council Library Service’s Local Studies Service has been restored following a campaign by local historians and I. The Local Studies section of Ballywaltrim library is a vital resources for anyone interested in the rich heritage...
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...