20 January 2020

It has been over 100 years since women got the vote, and this morning I left the office of the Returning Officers having been duly nominated as a candidate to contest the election for the 33rd Dáil, on Saturday 8th February. I am looking forward to lots of women contesting the election, and lots of women being … Continue reading Labour & Women


19 January 2020

Labour will immediately freeze and cap rents until enough homes are built. And we will build 80,000 homes on public land in the next five years. The private housing market has failed. Fine Gael wastes €700 million every year on private landlords, instead of building houses. Tax reliefs incentivise student residences, hotels and “co-living” units … Continue reading We’ll Build Homes


18 January 2020

I am asking for your No. 1 vote on voting day, Saturday 8th February. It has been my honour to represent the wonderfully diverse area that is Dublin West. An area with people who grew up here and whose grandparents grew up here, and with people from right across the world, who have come together … Continue reading No. 1 Vote


18 January 2020

Waiting times are worse than ever and hospitals are overcrowded. I am committed to a single health system that works for everyone, where everyone gets equally good quality medical treatment. The roadmap should be the agreed all-party SláinteCare Report. But Government hasn’t made any serious headway in delivering a changed system. We all want a … Continue reading Equality in Healthcare


15 January 2020

I have served now for five terms as a TD for Dublin West, and I am asking the people of Dublin West to elect me for a sixth term to Dáil Éireann. During my time in Dáil Éireann, I have represented Dublin West, particularly in relation to issues such as housing and school development,at both … Continue reading General Election 2020


10 January 2020

I am aware of a number of recent very distressing burglaries and incidents of crime in both Dublin 7 and Dublin 15. Following this, I have been in contact with Superintendent Carolan in Blanchardstown Garda Station. His reply can be read below and as you will read, An Garda Síochána will be arranging a number … Continue reading Incidents of Crime


11 December 2019

The National Transport Authority (NTA) recently announced revised proposals on the changes to the Dublin bus network, and have been engaging in a public consultation. I am concerned that a number of communities are not sufficiently provided for in the new plans. As part of the public engagement process, I have submitted the following letter … Continue reading Submission on Revised BucConnects Proposals


26 November 2019

Cllr John Walsh and I are hosting a public meeting on BusConnects and the proposed changes to the Dublin bus network, on: Saturday, 30 November at 11am in St Brigid’s Community Centre, Blanchardstown The NTA recently announced revised proposals and are currently consulting the public. Local area information leaflets are currently being delivered to residents … Continue reading BusConnects Information Meeting


8 November 2019

Boil Water Notice remains in place for customers supplied by Leixlip Water Treatment Plant as EPA due on site for audit In consultation with the HSE, Irish Water and Fingal County Council confirm that the Boil Water Notice to protect the health of customers supplied by Leixlip Water Treatment Plant remains in place. The EPA … Continue reading Update: Boil Water Notice


4 November 2019

BusConnects are holding a 2nd round of Public Consultation on their plans to revise Dublin’s bus network. As part of this, BusConnects will hold a two-day public information event in The Crowne Plaza Hotel, Blanchardstown, on Wednesday, 6th November (from 11.30am to 5.30pm) and Thursday, 7th November (from 9am to 4.30pm). Their design team will … Continue reading BusConnects Public Consultations