Environment

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

CLEAN AIR IS ESSENTIAL TO HEALTHY HUMAN LIFE

19 December 2019

The Labour Party used our Dáil time this week to call for a nationwide ban on smoky coal and for the Government to implement a new clean air strategy. An immediate ban on smoky coal is needed to save lives. Clean air and clean water are fundamental essentials to healthy, human life. The Labour Party … Continue reading Clean Air is Essential to Healthy Human Life

MOTION TO BAN SMOKY COAL

18 December 2019

Today in the Dáil, the Labour Party will be calling on the Government to implement a long delayed nationwide ban on smoky coal. I joined Kieran Cuddihy on Newstalk Breakfast to discuss why I feel the ban is necessary. You can read Labour’s full Motion below. You can listen back to my interview, here: The … Continue reading Motion to Ban Smoky Coal

YOUTH ASSEMBLY RECOMMENDATIONS

22 November 2019

Leinster House opened its doors last Friday to over one hundred and fifty able, articulate and remarkably energetic young people ranging in age from ten to seventeen to debate the crucial issue of climate change. Following an opening session in the Dáil chamber, the Youth Assembly delegates moved to Committee Rooms to debate a range … Continue reading Youth Assembly Recommendations

YOUTH ASSEMBLY ON CLIMATE CHANGE

18 November 2019

The Youth Assembly conducted itself with professionalism and seriousness in discussing a wide range of proposals and recommending ten of them to the political parties. Some of these proposals will require further research from the Labour Party, but we are glad to be able to immediately agree to several of them. Labour will support legislation … Continue reading Youth Assembly on Climate Change

UPDATE: BOIL WATER NOTICE LIFTED

12 November 2019

Following consultation and in agreement with the HSE, Irish Water and Fingal County Council can confirm that the Boil Water Notice for residents supplied by Leixlip Water Treatment Plant has been lifted with immediate effect. The EPA’s audit of the old Leixlip Plant and the satisfactory results of a number of water samples were factors in the … Continue reading Update: Boil Water Notice Lifted

GOVERNMENT SHOULD START ‘GREEN DUBLIN’ CAMPAIGN TO IMPROVE AIR QUALITY

31 October 2019

Speaking recently to The Irish Sun, I called on the Government to start a ‘Green Dublin’ campaign to improve air quality in our nation’s capital. You can read more here or below. You can also watch my speech in the Dáil on air quality here. Government urged to start ‘Green Dublin’ campaign to improve air … Continue reading Government Should Start ‘Green Dublin’ Campaign to Improve Air Quality

BOIL WATER NOTICE

23 October 2019

On Tuesday evening a Boil Water Notice was issued for those served by the Leixlip Water Treatment Plant. The Boil Water Notice was issued as a precautionary measure following issues with the treatment process at the Water Treatment Plant which may have compromised the disinfection process which makes the water safe to drink. According to … Continue reading Boil Water Notice

GOVERNMENT HAS ROOM TO IMPROVE ON RETROFITTING

22 October 2019

The Government must address the skills shortage in the retrofitting of homes through creating apprenticeships, training and job opportunities. I have raised this in the Dáil, and you can watch a video of my interaction below. Recently, Professor John Fitzgerald told the Committee on Climate Change that Irish households will spend between €25 and €75 … Continue reading Government Has Room to Improve on Retrofitting

PLAY IT AGAIN – RE-HOMING INSTRUMENTS IN THE COMMUNITY

22 October 2019

Fingal County Council is participating in ReUse month this October by collecting unwanted instruments and pairing them with organisations that need them. ReUse month gives everyone a chance to be creative in our thinking and to identify any opportunities for ReUsing materials that might otherwise be disposed of. At Fingal Recycling centres at Estuary Swords … Continue reading Play It Again – Re-Homing Instruments in the Community