Vote to Remember

There are 48,000 people living with dementia in Ireland. By the end of the next Government, in 2021, that number will have increased by 40%. Over the next 25 years it will have trebled. Dementia must therefore be a priority in the new Programme for Government.

Moore Street

Having worked with the relatives and campaigned for many years to save the National Monument on Moore Street and ensure an appropriate preservation and commemoration of the battlefield site I wholly welcome the decision by the High Court to declare Moore Street a battlefield site.   In 2012 myself and other City Councillors worked together to produce…

Dalymount Stadium

Dublin City Council recently purchased Dalymount Park in Phibsborough and commissioned an initial feasibility study on possible future options for redevelopment of the stadium, click here for a copy of the study.  A redevelopment plan will be required before any work commences and that is dependent on DCC getting Government funding.   DCC has committed…

Education Policy

Education is the key to opportunity and ensuring every person in Dublin Central has equal access to Education is one of my key priorities for our constituency.  You can read Fianna Fáils Education policy here or take a minute to watch this video and hear me give a brief summary of the key points.

Gardai must be resourced to tackle gangland crime

When finishing canvass this evening in Dublin Central I came across armed Gardai, closed roads and a preserved crime scene.  Unfortunately this just indicated  another in a long list of shootings in Dublin City over the past few years.  The fact is criminals know that our Government has underfunded and under-resourced our Gardai.  Criminals feel…

Transparent and Affordable Bin charges Needed

As leader of the Fianna Fáil group on Dublin City Council 2009-2014 I strongly opposed the privatisation of domestic bin collections in Dublin City because there was little transparency of pricing and it abolished the bin waiver scheme for 40,000 low income households.  The next Dáil must address and correct this flawed policy decision.  If…

300% increase on Dublin housing lists

There has been a 330% increase on social housing waiting lists in Dublin City under this Government which at first denied and continues to totally fail to address the chronic housing shortage. Labour and Fine Gael have forced 100s and 1,000s of men, women and children into homelessness.  They stubbornly refuse to consider increasing rent…

Education Policy launch

Every parent wants the best education for their child.  Most parents want to send their child to school locally.  A failure to reform school admission policies, abolition of dedicated career guidance, school completion and DEIS programmes is limiting access to and damaging the quality of education being delivered in Dublin Central.   It is preventing young…