Urgent Action Needed on Hospital Overcrowding Crisis in Naas

Our local Government TDs must step up to the plate and tackle the growing problem at Naas General Hospital. The latest figures from the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation, published this morning (Jan 6th, 2015), reveal there are more than 600 people on trolleys in hospital A&Es, the highest number Continue Reading →

Alternative Ignored by Minister Rabbitte in Telephone Allowance Cut

I was less than impressed at Minister Rabbitte for his disregard towards the elderly and disabled in light of axing their telephone allowance. It’s also especially disgraceful of the Minister for a failure to utilise standard telecoms technology which would allow emergency panic calls across all rural areas and might Continue Reading →

Work Finally Started on Kilcullen Childcare Centre

I was delighted to attend the turning of the sod at Kilcullen Childcare Centre earlier today. A decent crowd gathered, despite the inclement conditions, to cheer on one of the most experienced volunteers and one of the youngest care-lings in turning the sod to formally declare the building project open, The Continue Reading →

Lawless Backs FF Bill to Share Parental Leave

The new Fianna Fáil bill which proposes that the father of a new born child can share the 26 weeks of maternity leave with the mother is progressive and deserves full support through the Oireachtas. The bill is being promoted by Senator Mary White and is part of a series Continue Reading →