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

REGISTERED TO VOTE?

14 January 2020

In order to vote, your name must be entered on the Register of Electors, which is compiled by your local County Council. The 2019-2020 Register of Electors will apply to the 2020 General Election, and the Supplementary Register to that. To ensure you are registered to vote: check online at www.checktheregister.ie; or ask to see … Continue reading Registered to Vote?

INCIDENTS OF CRIME

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

NEW SECONDARY SCHOOL FOR BLANCHARDSTOWN

9 January 2020

Dublin and Dún Laoghaire Education and Training Board (DDLETB) have been awarded the patronage of a new 800 pupil secondary school to serve the Blanchardstown area. The Blanchardstown Community College will commence the formal enrolment of first-year students for the 2020/2021 school year in February 2020. In the interim, DDLETB is inviting parents to indicate … Continue reading New Secondary School for Blanchardstown

DECISION TO ALLOW CO LIVING DEVELOPMENT DISMANTLES RESPONSIBLE PLANNING

8 January 2020

Decision to Allow Co Living Development Dismantles Responsible Planning and Promotes Substandard Housing Decision Caused by Minister Murphy’s New Planning Rules Which Facilitate Developers Joan Burton TD criticised the decision of An Bord Pleanála today to allow a large-scale co-living development on the site of Brady’s Pub, Castleknock: ‘This decision is the sad outcome of the new … Continue reading Decision To Allow Co Living Development Dismantles Responsible Planning

RECORD TAX TAKE BUT GOVERNMENT IS FAILING TO SOLVE PROBLEMS

7 January 2020

The Government has taken in a record amount of tax in 2019. It is hard to contemplate this as the same Government has failed to manage investment in housing, health and public transport in any competent way. Notwithstanding a major announcement practically everyday, these announcements are making people despair that this Government cannot do the  … Continue reading Record Tax Take But Government is Failing to Solve Problems

SUBMISSION ON BALROY HOUSE

6 January 2020

Glenveagh Homes have recently submitted an application for the site at Balroy House on the Carpenterstown Road. After inspecting the application, and working with Local Councillor John Walsh (Castleknock), I have made a submission in writing to An Bord Pleanála, and this can be read below. This application was also discussed by the Fingal County … Continue reading Submission on Balroy House

CHRISTMAS MESSAGE

19 December 2019

Nollaig Shona agus Athbhlíaín faoi mhaise duít Happy Christmas and a properous New Year

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

HARTSTOWN & HUNTSTOWN COMMUNITY CENTRES

18 December 2019

I have been raising the issues of Hartstown Community Centre and Huntstown Community Centre at every opportunity in the Dáil, directly with An Taoiseach, and with the Minister responsible for community development. Last week in the Dáil, the Minister for Community Development promised me that he would examine the situation in relation to the Dormant … Continue reading Hartstown & Huntstown Community Centres