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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...
Wicklow must be prioritised for Garda graduates

Wicklow must be prioritised for Garda graduates

Since training resumed in 2014, only 10 additional Gardaí have been allocated to Wicklow. Considering that just under 1,000 new Gardaí have graduated from Templemore in that same period this is a frankly abysmal number. To make matters worse, some 32 Gardaí have left the Wicklow Division over the last 18 months, meaning there has...
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...
UK election result makes our role in Brexit more important

UK election result makes our role in Brexit more important

The UK election changes the likely impact of Brexit on Ireland. It makes a softer Brexit more likely, which is welcomed. But it also makes a ‘no deal’ outcome more likely, which would be a disaster. And it makes special status for Northern Ireland harder to achieve, which is bad news on both sides of...