Dublin 7

LABOUR SIGNS UP TO ANTI-RACISM ELECTION PROTOCOL

24 January 2020

There has been a worrying increase in racism and xenophobia in our country in recent years, and we’ve seen some candidates who are prepared to exploit fear to win votes. Today I signed the Anti-Racism Election Protocol promoted by the Irish Network Against Racism and committed the Labour Party to their principles. Labour will maintain … Continue reading Labour Signs Up To Anti-Racism Election Protocol

CLIMATE JUSTICE

24 January 2020

Time is running out, so we must invest in climate action now. Labour brought in Ireland’s first climate change laws, and the city bike schemes, and we can be relied on to cut emissions and build a low carbon economy. Labour will fund local government to deliver an ambitious home insulation scheme, targeting 100,000 homes … Continue reading Climate Justice

A FAIR START FOR EVERY CHILD

23 January 2020

It is expensive to raise a family in Ireland, but we can ensure that no child is left behind. We must ensure that all of our children are treated equally and given the chance to fulfil their potential. Labour will make primary education genuinely free-of-charge, to fulfil the guarantee in the Constitution. This will include … Continue reading A Fair Start for Every Child

RENTERS NEED A BREAK

22 January 2020

Ireland has had the highest rent increases in the EU since 2015, with rents having risen over 25% in that time. The average rent in some parts of Dublin is over €2,224, an all-time high. Many people can’t afford to rent close to where they work, and end up commuting long distances. This is unsustainable … Continue reading Renters Need a Break

PETER CASEY’S MESSAGE OF DIVISION IS NOT WELCOME IN DUBLIN WEST

22 January 2020

Like any other citizen Peter Casey has every right to put his name on the Dublin West ballot paper. Nonetheless many citizens will be uneasy at his sudden intervention in the constituency. Dublin West is one of Ireland’s most diverse and inclusive communities, in part because it is the location for so many major international … Continue reading Peter Casey’s Message of Division Is Not Welcome in Dublin West

LABOUR & WOMEN

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

WE’LL BUILD HOMES

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

NO. 1 VOTE

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

EQUALITY IN HEALTHCARE

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

GENERAL ELECTION 2020

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