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

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My Take on the Siteserv Affair

My Take on the Siteserv Affair

Last night I laid out why it is difficult to see how the Dáil can have confidence in the Minister for Finance due to the political governance of the Siteserv affair. Here’s the speech
How Do I Vote In the Referendum?

How Do I Vote In the Referendum?

Today is a big day, both the Marriage Equality and the Age of Presidential Candidates Referendum are happening. A number of people have called in to my office in Greystones to discuss how to vote. I thought it would be useful for me to put together a short guide on how to vote today, especially...
Addressing the Mortgage Crisis and Repossessions

Addressing the Mortgage Crisis and Repossessions

This week, I introduced a motion which would immediately and substantially increase the pace at which the mortgage crisis is addressed.
'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...
Irish Water and a Raging Torrent of Inconvenient Truths

Irish Water and a Raging Torrent of Inconvenient Truths

Throughout the week, Irish Water and Fine Gael/Labour were killed telling us the good news – they’d be able to find lots of leaks, and fix them – all thanks to those water meters. No business case has been presented, but even a cursory glance at the figures shows that they’ll be the most expensive...
Presidential Eligability Age Represents a Missed Opportunity for Reform

Presidential Eligability Age Represents a Missed Opportunity for Reform

Earlier this week, I spoke on the age of eligibility for election to the office of president. I support the motion, but there were many other recommendations made by the constitutional convention which we need to put to the people.