Standing up for Ireland's Future - Our Manifesto

Read more about all the issues that matter to you. Our proposals for a strong and decent society that provides good paying jobs, supports those who need our help and how we will make raising a family that little bit easier. How we will ensure a modern and progressive Ireland and secure the social change that only happens under Labour. How we will support communities, invest in education, housing , health and childcare. The choice in this election is yours. With your No. 1 vote I will be seeking to implement these proposals.



Repealing the 8th Amendment

I am committed to the repeal of the 8th Amendment. I campaigned against it in 1983 and if returned to Government we will hold a referendum on this vital issue. It’s time a new generation was given the right to choose – through a referendum – whether the 8th... read more

Supporting Irish Art & Culture

So much of who we are as a people, and what we value as a society, is tied up in how we treat the arts. That is why we have published a detail policy on what we will do to support Irish art, culture and heritage. It is embedded at the end of this post. A nation is... read more

Investment and Reform in Education – Our Plan

Education is the great liberator. We have an ambitious plan for Education. In our worst recession we replaced prefabs, built new schools and hired more teachers and SNA’s, and made literacy and numeracy a national priority. There has been huge progress in our... read more

Our Plan for Social & Affordable Housing

We have a housing supply crisis and Labour has a plan to address this. We are building social housing, launching a long term affordable housing scheme, a save to buy scheme, tackling homelessness and turning around empty flats. Under the last Government social housing... read more

Standing up for our Environment

On Sunday I launched our proposals for a Green Economy that will deliver thousands of new jobs and decarbonise our society. In the last Dáil, protecting our environment and  passing a climate change bill was one of my biggest priorities. The next challenge is to... read more

Launch of Social Housing Output Report 2015 & Future Plans

The Government has published the Social Housing Output in 2015 Report. This is the first annual output report on the Government’s ambitious programme of social housing delivery, under the Social Housing Strategy 2020.     – 13,000 new units across all... read more

Local Nursing Homes Boosted by Major Investment

Nearly €14 million has been committed for refurbishment work in public nursing homes in Dublin Bay South over the next five years. As a result of the investment, it is intended that all public nursing homes will be compliant with the environmental aspects of HIQA... read more

1916 Walking Tour: this Sunday 31st January

Taking in the heart of our capital, Dublin Bay South is steeped in history. Among the major events to which it has played host through the years is the Easter Rising. I have organised a 1916 Walking Tour from Beggar’s Bush to St. Stephen’s Green, which is... read more


#JobsWeek2015 – 28 September to 2 October 2015

Events include Jobs Fairs, Career Advice Workshops, networking events with employers and briefings for employers on the services offered by the Department of Social Protection   Over the course of the week, which is designated National Jobs Week, every region in the... read more

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