Budget 2016: a better Ireland for all

As your local TD, and as Minister of State at the Department of Social Protection, I wanted to update you on the good news in the Budget. After a number of tough years we have rescued our economy and are creating jobs. Budget 2016 will help make life better for all.



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

Launch of the Dublin Action Plan for Jobs

Today the Government launches the Dublin Action Plan for Jobs. Under the Plan, we aim to deliver up to 15% employment growth in the capital.     64,000 extra people are working in Dublin since the overall national Action Plan for Jobs was launched in 2012.... read more

Would you like to vote in the General Election?

Would you like to vote in the upcoming General Election? We expect the announcement of a date in the near future, so now is the time to Check the Register to ensure that you can have your say on polling day.     Even if you registered previously, you are... read more

Update on Sandymount Flood Defence Works

Do you live in Sandymount? Following receipt of a number of queries, I have been in contact with Dublin City Council on the flood defence works in the area.     Dublin City Council have confirmed that they are looking at Sandymount flood defences in two... read more

#ALLABOUTJOBS – Jobs in Dublin Bay South

As TD for Dublin Bay South and Minister for Employment, Community & Social Support, I post regular updates on everything relating to employment in the constituency. Included in these updates are job advertisements, information on supports for employers,... 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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