21 January 2020

Today I met with the Master of the Rotunda Hospital, which is one of the oldest maternity hospital in Europe. The future plan for the Rotunda Hospital is that it should move to the campus and grounds of Connolly Hospital, Blanchardstown. However to achieve this, Government needs to get its act together now and bring … Continue reading Transfer of Rotunda Hospital


21 January 2020

I appeared on ‘The Last Word with Matt Cooper’ for an Election debate on “Will We See Any Reduction in Our Taxes“. You can listen back to this debate here and below. Labour On Taxation… Now is not the time to cut taxes, with nearly 4,000 children in homelessness and hundreds of thousands waiting for … Continue reading Taxation Debate


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


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; or ask to see … Continue reading Registered to Vote?


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


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