Fine Gael Jobs Initiative

Government making decisions and delivering We have obtained a secure and stable mandate and we have agreed a Programme for Government which aims to deliver in the following priority areas:  restoring our public finances,  supporting the protection and creation of jobs,  restoring confidence and getting the economy moving,  fixing the banking…


Draft Bye-Law for the Prevention of Smoking in Certain Areas 2011 (amended proposal)

In response to several comments and constructive criticisms from various people, I have amended my draft bye-law to ban smoking in children’s playgrounds in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown. The following are the amendments I intend to make at tonight’s Council meeting (9th May 2011): (a) in section 4, to insertion of the words “a playground or” after…


Southside People – 6th October 2010

More job losses for Southside Wednesday, 06 October 2010 THE Southside suffered another devastating blow on the jobs front last week as the latest live register figures revealed how the area has been one of the worst affected in the country. The figures were released as nearly 200 employees at a fire and security company…


FG selection convention

At the general election selection convention in the Stillorgan Park Hotel this evening, Fine Gael Head Office directed the Dún Laoghaire constituency to select two candidates – one man and one woman. When the votes were counted, Sean Barrett came first, I was next and Mary Mitchell-O’Connor was third. In accordance with the directive, Sean…


Operation free-flow

Operation Freeflow
Operation Freeflow will come into effect from midnight on 28th November 2010 until 24th December 2010. The Gardai have advised that only Emergency works or works in housing estates may continue during this period to ensure the free-flow of traffic. Reinstatement works are permitted for the first week of Operation Freeflow.