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Lack of British Gov commitment to UK-Ireland relationship post-Brexit concerning

Lack of British Gov commitment to UK-Ireland relationship post-Brexit concerning

That no UK Government Department has a working group focused on its relationship with Ireland, and the issues affecting that relationship, for when the UK leaves the European Union is a matter of serious concern at the moment. It has become apparent that 18 working groups have been set up across a variety of Government...
Barnier comments highlight need for certainty on Irish border

Barnier comments highlight need for certainty on Irish border

I welcome Mr Barnier’s comments regarding the need to protect the fundamental principles of the Good Friday Agreement and North – South relations. It’s of fundamental importance that the achievements that have been made since 1998 in promoting peace in Northern Ireland are not undone as a result of Brexit. It’s worrying that Britain is...
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...
Government ignoring parent concerns and loss of key staff on St. Catherine’s transport

Government ignoring parent concerns and loss of key staff on St. Catherine’s transport

Government inaction on St. Catherine’s can only be described as insensitive and deeply insulting to Wicklow children with special needs, to their parents and to the staff at St. Catherine’s. Government inaction in response to a request from myself means that key staff could be lost. St. Catherine’s Special School is outsourcing its transport service...
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...
Wicklow Courthouse Must Be Refurbished

Wicklow Courthouse Must Be Refurbished

Fianna Fáil is making the restoration of Wicklow’s Courthouse a priority and we need your help. When the courthouse closed almost a decade ago, we were promised that it would return. Assurances were given in 2015 that works would begin soon. Two years later we are still waiting. The courthouse is now one of only...