Modern Language Policy

Mary welcomed the launch this week of Fianna Fáils new Modern Language Policy aimed at ensuring Ireland gains full advantage in Global and European markets in a post-Brexit landscape. Mary learned French and German at secondary school in St Dominics College Cabra and went on to earn a degree in Italian and German from UCD.  Mary’s…

North Inner City

Dublin’s north inner city was neglected and badly served by the last government.  There are significant social challenges like housing, crime, education and employment that must be addressed by the new Government.  To highlight the issues in the area and gain support for solutions I recently brought Michéal Martin TD, leader of Fianna Fáil and…

Educate Together Cabra/Phibsborough

Educate Together are inviting people to apply to attend their planned new primary schools in Cabra/Phibsborough and Drumcondra/Marino, click here to make an application.

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.

Minister must release funds for Gaelscoil Bharra

As a long time supporter of the campaign for a proper school for Gaelscoil Bharra I was contacted over the weekend by the Headmaster and concerned parents who are shocked and bitterly disappointed by the Departments surprise decision to put the building project “on-hold”. On Friday last the Department of Education sent a shocking email…

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…

Cabra Youth Service at Risk

As a founding member I am pround to have been involved from day one with Cabra for Youth and we recently celebrated our fourth year working with and supporting young people in Cabra.  A question mark now hangs over the future of the highly successful Youth Service because the Minister for Youth and Children has not yet…

DCU Innovation Campus

I was very interested in the recent announcement widely covered in the media of a new DCU Innovation Campus.  The story ran that a new innovation centre is set to create 500 new jobs in Glasnevin.  With unemployment continuing to run high in Dublin City this was indeed a very welcome headline.  Unfortunately the story itself is maybe…

DCU Innovation Campus

I was very interested in the recent announcement widely covered in the media of a new DCU Innovation Campus.  The story ran that a new innovation centre is set to create 500 new jobs in Glasnevin.  With unemployment continuing to run high in Dublin City this was indeed a very welcome headline.  Unfortunately the story itself is maybe…

Educate Together 2nd Level

I have long supported the campaign for Educate Together 2nd level schools in Dublin.  There is strong demand for a 2nd level Educate Together School and a number of ideal sites in Dublin Central.  There is a public meeting taking place this Wednesday 23rd January @ 7.30pm in Wynns Hotel on Abbey Street.  The guest speaker…