Annual Policing Review of Dublin Central

11th January, 2010

I spent part of my morning in Store Street Garda station reviewing the annual policing plan for 2010 with the Chief Super for the......

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Yesterday’s Figures

6th January, 2010

Yesterday saw the publication of new figures by the Department of Finance on the state of the national finances. A flurry of figures were......

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Bizarre explosive find in Dublin Central demands explanation – Donohoe

5th January, 2010

Fine Gael Dublin Central Senator Paschal Donohoe today (Tuesday) described the discovery of explosive material on Dorset Street as ‘bizarre and extremely worrying’. Senator......

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Safety of our roads and paths

5th January, 2010

I have been contacted by residents regarding ice and snow on local roads. I am following up on specific issues with local council staff.......

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When is a wage cut not a wage cut?

4th January, 2010

Over the Christmas break I researched and raised issues regarding the cost of government and all of it’s different elements. Parliamentary questions allowed me......

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The future of Fitzgibbon Street Garda Station

20th December, 2009

I raised this on the adjournment with the Department of Justice on Friday evening. I wanted an assurance that this station would not be......

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Mobile Phone Mast at Glasnevin Industrial Estate

19th December, 2009

Councillor Mary O’Shea has made the following submission on the location of this mast. We are totally opposed to it and will help the......

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Nudging Politics Along

18th December, 2009

Rate Your Politician have launched their site in Ireland.It is available at One of the first items on the site is an article......

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The Late Debate, a late night

17th December, 2009

Last night was a really busy night. We had the final stages of the social welfare bill in the Seanad and I had a......

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A Public Inquiry

16th December, 2009

This morning, on the Order of Business, I supported the request from the new Governor of the Irish Central Bank for a public inquiry......

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