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

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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...
An Innovation Campus and Public Park for Greystones

An Innovation Campus and Public Park for Greystones

Myself and Jennifer Whitmore recently unveiled an ambitious plan for the redevelopment of the IDA land on the Mill Road in Greystones, which would deliver jobs, and amenities for the community. The plan includes: Office space for innovative hi tech companies A public park Numerous walking and cycling routes and links to the sea Over...
A New School for the Charlesland Area

A New School for the Charlesland Area

The Argument for a New Primary School for Charlesland from Stephen Donnelly Jennifer Whitmore and I have been campaigning for a new primary school to be built in or near Charlesland for over a year. Greystones, Kilcoole and Delgany are served by a local system of superb primary schools, but the growing population continues to...
A new primary school in Greystones?

A new primary school in Greystones?

Last week I drove to Tullamore to meet with officials from the Department of Education’s Forward Planning Team. Having collected thousands of signatures, and submitted a proposal to the department which combines their figures with projections from Wicklow County Council’s Local Area Plan, I wanted to discuss the need for a new primary School in...
Water Shortages in North Wicklow

Water Shortages in North Wicklow

On May 22, 2013 I called on the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, Phil Hogan to investigate and intervene in cases where algae in Dublin City Council’s water filtering system is leaving people in Wicklow without water. The Minister promised Deputy Harris and myself that he would look at the problem. Many...
Save Lives: Join Greystones First Responders

Save Lives: Join Greystones First Responders

Greystones First Responders have been in touch with me to say that they are looking for new people to join their group. They are a voluntary organisation that work hand in hand with the National Ambulance Service. They respond to 999 (112) calls in the Greystones area relating to cardiac arrest, heart attack, chest pain,...