Unacceptable 14 Week Backlog in Disability Allowance Applications

Disability Allowance applicants are facing a long delay in having their application processed. Constituents have contacted me as they have been waiting weeks since applying for Disability Allowance. Applicants are unable to work and are facing the added stress of delays in payments being approved. Following my enquiries, it emerged Continue Reading →

Extra Parking Spaces Approved at Maynooth Train Station

The approval of 34 extra parking spaces for Maynooth Train Station is welcome news which will complement the 38 spaces approved earlier this year. I discussed parking capacity issues at Maynooth and several other stations with Irish Rail officials earlier this year. The expansion will be welcome to commuters who Continue Reading →

Lack of Progress on CAMHS Waiting Lists in Kildare

The waiting lists being experienced by patients trying to access the Child and Adult Mental Health Services (CAMHS) in Kildare has been criticised. Information released to me following a Parliamentary Question revealed that the average wait time for a non urgent routine appointment is anywhere between 3 and 6 months. Continue Reading →

Meeting with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

I had the opportunity to meet Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg during his visit to Dublin. I discussed my Online Advertising and Social Media Transparency Bill to address electoral integrity issues as well as how to moderate harmful content to make the internet a safer place. Facebook have recently introduced new Continue Reading →