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

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Kilcoole
Funding secured for Kilcoole Footpath

Funding secured for Kilcoole Footpath

I am delighted to have secured funding from the National Transport Authority for improvements to the foot-route into Kilcoole from Farrankelly and Eden Gate. I have had numerous requests from residents in Kilcoole, Farrankelly and Edengate wondering if anything can be done about the path into Kilcoole. I’m well-aware of the issues of speeding cars,...
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...
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...