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

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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...
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...