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Whitmore Joins Social Democrats

Whitmore Joins Social Democrats

  Greystones District Councillor Jennifer Whitmore has formally joined the Social Democrats. Whitmore made the announcement at a public meeting held by Whitmore and Social Democrats TD for Wicklow and East Carlow Stephen Donnelly earlier this week. Speaking in Greystones today Whitmore stated: ‘I am very proud to be able to officially call myself a...
McDonalds:  We’re not lovin’ it

McDonalds: We’re not lovin’ it

There’s no problem with McDonalds opening up in Greystones. There is, for me, and for many parents in the town, a problem with it opening up right beside three of our schools. Just last year the government was considering a 1.5km ‘no-fry zone’ around schools for any new fast-food outlets. The 2013 national guidelines for...
Wicklow Broadband Speeds Below Par

Wicklow Broadband Speeds Below Par

A NEW report has revealed that Wicklow primary schools are being deprived of available broadband speeds. A study obtained by the Wicklow Voice has revealed that some primary schools in the county currently have access to only 1% of the broadband speed available in certain area. When the internet connections of the schools were measured...
Donnelly Welcomes Purchase of Convent Lands

Donnelly Welcomes Purchase of Convent Lands

Stephen Donnelly, Social Democrat TD for Wicklow and East Carlow, is delighted to share the news that the future viability of St. Brigid’s National School in Greystones has been secured with a last-minute deal between the convent and the Department of Education and Skills. St. Brigid’s has very little land – in fact its space...
Why I am a Social Democrat

Why I am a Social Democrat

Serving the people of Wicklow and East Carlow as an independent TD over the past four years has been the very highest honour. It is however an inescapable political fact there is a limit on what can be achieved, for the county, and for the country, as an Independent. Over the past four years, I...
University of the Third Age Visit Leinster House

University of the Third Age Visit Leinster House

Last week, the University of the Third Age Bray came to visit me at Leinster House. After they went for a tour and watched Leaders Questions, we met up to discuss the issues that were important to them, these included housing strategy in County Wicklow, the respite grant, the effect of privatisation of free travel...