Supporting Young Teachers Vital to Education System

With ASTI President Ger Curtin in Leinster House

With ASTI President Ger Curtin in Leinster House

I attended the conference of the Irish Science Teachers Association in Maynooth approximately six months ago where I again heard a call for greater emphasis on STEM subjects, a greater input into STEM teaching and a greater number of STEM graduates to enter the system. Continue Reading →

Multi-Nationals in Kildare

ICTThis piece was first published in the Liffey Champion on 17th September 2016.

When Micheál Martin asked me to become our party spokesperson for Science, Technology, Research & Development, I saw it as a reflection on my background – I studied Maths and Physics before training as a Lawyer – but it was also made clear that the party was aware of the presence and strategic importance of the multinational, high tech sector in Kildare North and that this was a factor in assigning me that brief.

In politics one can be lucky or unlucky and it is hard to say where I sit in terms of marking my opposite number in government, Minister Halligan. Continue Reading →