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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.
Bray Comes Out to Oppose Bondholder Payout

Bray Comes Out to Oppose Bondholder Payout

Earlier in the week a Large crowd came out in Bray to protest against the payment of unsecured bondholders. The people of Bray joined forces with the people of Ballyhea in Cork, who have been protesting since the government started paying unsecured bondholders in March 2011. I was delighted to invite the people of Ballyhea...

Bray Bondholder Protest, Monday September 17 @ 5.30pm

Every man, woman and child in Ireland has paid €13,956 to bail out the banks. Please come and show your opposition to how we’re being sold out next Monday in Bray, alongside the Ballyhea Bondholder protesters, myself and a host of others. Ballyhea is a rural parish in Cork that has been marching in protest...