Kildare Bottom of the Table on IDA Visits

Recent figures I obtained have revealed Kildare has some of the lowest numbers of IDA Ireland sponsored site visits​ over the last four years. The IDA visits, which can le​a​d to direct investment and employment opportunities in the ​county, have been severely lacking in Kildare since the current government took Continue Reading →

Submission on Maighne Wind Farm

Yesterday was the closing date for submissions on the Maighne Wind Farm. The proposal here is for 47 x 167m tall turbines  dotted right across the rural landscape from south Meath across North West Kildare. I attended many of the meetings organised on this and listened to community concerns. I Continue Reading →

FG Silence On Constitutional Crisis Deafening

Fine Gael silence on the parliamentary privilege issue is deafening. The right of elected parliamentarians to make statements in the house without fear of litigation is absolute. Article 15.13 of our constitution enshrines that right and it is a pillar of modern democracy, not just here in Ireland, but across Continue Reading →

Continued Capital Expenditure in Transport Critical for Kildare

I spoke recently at a Transport Policy Conference in Clane organised by Kildare North Fianna Fáil and chaired by Timmy Dooley TD. One of the key points I made was calling on the Government to restart capital funding for transport infrastructure projects. Commuters will have noticed that at train stations across Kildare North Continue Reading →

Seeking Nomination for General Election

On Monday 12th January 2015 I announced my intention to seek the Fianna Fáil nomination for Kildare North in the next General Election. Speaking at a meeting of our local organisation in Sallins, I was grateful for overwhelming support from both the public and party members. Kildare North needs jobs, Continue Reading →