Dublin 15

YOUR NO. 1 VOTE

7 February 2020

Tomorrow is election day, and as usual Dublin West and its four seats is a fiercely competitive arena. As your TD, I have been honoured to serve all of the people of Dublin West. What would make the diffence tomorrow is your No. 1 vote, and I am asking you to trust me and to honour me … Continue reading Your No. 1 Vote

STATEMENT ON PELLETSTOWN ETNS

5 February 2020

Please find below a joint statement with Cllr Marie Sherlock on Pelletstown Educate Together. Department of Education seeking to pass the buck for own failings In recent days, we have been made aware that the Department of Education has attributed blame to Dublin City Council for the delay in sourcing temporary alternative accommodation for the … Continue reading Statement on Pelletstown ETNS

TEACHERS’ STRIKES

4 February 2020

I spent the morning meeting teachers across Dublin West, who are having a day’s strike to protest the failure to restore equality of pay to all teachers. In a lot of our schools in Dublin West it is now obvious that teachers are leaving and travelling to other countries in order to be able to … Continue reading Teachers’ Strikes

RENEWED FOCUS NEEDED ON CANCER PREVENTION

4 February 2020

On World Cancer Day, we think of cancer fighters and survivors and their families I am particularly thinking of the women at the centre of the CervicalCheck scandal, who have gone through cancer journeys that could have been completely preventable. At the centre of the CervicalCheck scandal is a paternalistic and neglectful approach to women … Continue reading Renewed Focus Needed on Cancer Prevention

PELLETSTOWN ETNS

31 January 2020

Speaking outside Pelletstown Educate Together National School, you can see that the school is still in its temporary premises four years after Government gave a commitment to have the school built as quickly as possible. The school itself has proven a successful addition to the community, thanks to the staff, the principal and all the … Continue reading Pelletstown ETNS

ST PATRICK’S NS IN DISWELLSTOWN

30 January 2020

I recently met parents of St Patrick’s NS in Diswellstown, one of the largest and best known schools in Dublin 15. I was talking to parents about the problems with the pyrite and how the green space at the front should be acquired by the school, so that the school can build additional facilities here, … Continue reading St Patrick’s NS in Diswellstown

LABOUR WILL INVEST IN EDUCATION

29 January 2020

The Labour Party has today published plans to invest in education and reduce costs for parents, with a focus on making primary school education genuinely free-of-charge. We want to ensure that every child gets a fair start in life when it comes to schooling, and we will allocate an extra €140m to Education in 2021 … Continue reading Labour Will Invest in Education

ECONOMIC AND FISCAL POLICY PROPOSALS

28 January 2020

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil’s manifestos lack any kind of serious determination to prevent another economic crash and they will both increase economic inequality. Fine Gael is proposing income tax cuts that will only benefit the top 20% and which will take €2.5 billion a year out of public spending on housing and health at … Continue reading Economic and Fiscal Policy Proposals

ELECTION MANIFESTO

28 January 2020

Today at the Iveagh Gardens in the centre of Dublin, I helped launch the Labour Party’s manifesto for the election on Saturday, 8th February, where we set out clearly what we propose to do if the people elect us and we become part of the next Government. Number one priority is to get 80,000 houses … Continue reading Election Manifesto

MORNING AT HANSFIELD TRAIN STATION

28 January 2020

I was at Hansfield railway station in Clonsilla at 8 o’clock in the morning, and as you will see from the video there a number of apartment blocks being built by the railway line. However, what we don’t see are shops, creches, community centres, primary and secondary schools that all this building is going to … Continue reading Morning at Hansfield Train Station