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

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Government must act now to avoid classroom in a bar

Government must act now to avoid classroom in a bar

I am calling for an urgent intervention from Minister Richard Bruton to avoid primary school students being educated in a bar. The issue arises due to a shortage of space at Greystones Community National School. Many of the parents are strongly opposed to the proposal, including on religious grounds. I have been working closely with...
Greystones Dart Station to see improved services for disabled passengers

Greystones Dart Station to see improved services for disabled passengers

I have received confirmation that Greystones Dart Station is to reduce the notification period for disabled passengers to access services. I recently raised the issue of the provision of services at Greystones Dart Station with David Franks, the CEO of Irish Rail. He has confirmed that disabled passengers will now have to give 4 rather...
Carraig Eden residents will keep their homes

Carraig Eden residents will keep their homes

I am absolutely delighted to have received notice of the sale of Carriag Eden. This agreement will result in the continuation of the services provided by Tiglin at the site. Following the breakdown of a deal to purchase Carraig Eden earlier this year, I worked with Wicklow County Council, the Tiglin team and others to...
Greystones Park and Ride

Greystones Park and Ride

Wicklow County Council is currently holding a public consultation on its parking bye-laws. The draft includes a proposal to charge €2/day for the Greystones Park & Ride. For anyone using it for work, that’s €500/year. Public transport needs to be promoted, and a key part of that is the park & ride facility. I believe...
Supporting the Tesco Workers

Supporting the Tesco Workers

This afternoon I met up again with Tesco workers in Greystones. What’s happening here to long serving employees is not remotely okay. It is imperative that Tesco re-enter talks immediately, and that no changes are made to anyone’s contracts with agreement on all sides – which is what the workers stated repeatedly. What’s particularly striking...
Take a Break for Mental Health

Take a Break for Mental Health

  I will be hosting a coffee morning between 10AM and 3PM on the 30th of September in aid of Suicide or Survive in my constituency office in Greystones. I would be delighted if you could come along to help us raise awareness as part of Suicide or Survive’s National Tea Break. Suicide or Survive is...