By election convention, Dublin Central

22nd March, 2009

The Fine Gael convention for the by election caused by the death of the late Tony Gregory TD will be held this Tuesday night,......

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Opening of Constituency Office

18th March, 2009

Today is an exciting day for me. I am getting the keys for our new constituency office. It is located across from Phibsborough Shopping......

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Digital Democracy

18th March, 2009

I have been invited to speak at a conference entitled ‘Digital Democracy,Governance 2.0’ at Google’s European HQ in Dublin. I am thrilled to have......

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Move over deflation

16th March, 2009

The St Patricks weekend and the easing of political activity has allowed me to catch up on some matters of interest. I have written......

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The future of Public Private Partnerships

15th March, 2009

We are all aware of the difficulties in relation to PPPs on major Dublin housing projects. However there is more to come. The British......

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Making the Seanad Work

12th March, 2009

There is a lot of slagging of the Seanad at the moment. Small example of how it works well happened today....

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Making more money for global demand

12th March, 2009

  I have written on this site about the efforts that many are making to drive global demand (quantitative easing etc.). We are losing......

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The need for reform

12th March, 2009

I was in discussion with Leinster House staff yesterday about organising a tour of constituents around the Dail and Seanad. These things are always......

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Royal Canal Park Residents Association

12th March, 2009

Just back from attended a residents association meeting in Royal Canal Park, Dublin 15. It was a very well organised meeting and a pleasure to attend.......

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Economy growing, making jobs

10th March, 2009

On a recent media appearance I resolved to emphasise on every occasion the fact that our country can and will recover from this downturn......

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