Arrest in Blackrock robbery

The Irish Times has reported that there has been an arrest in the armed robbery in Blackrock this week: “A man in his late twenties has been arrested following a robbery at a Post Office in Blackrock, Co Dublin this afternoon. A man entered the Post Office at approximately 4pm and threatened staff with what is…


Primetime (RTÉ 1) – gender quotas

I appeared on RTÉ 1 television’s Prime Time last night with Miriam O’Callaghan, Senator Averil Power and former Ministers Gemma Hussey and Mary O’Rourke, to discuss gender quotas in Irish politics. Watch here.

LAMA Awards – Laura Lynn Foundation

I was delighted to have nominated the Laura Lynn Foundation for a Local Authority Members’ Association Award on Saturday night, and really pleased for them when they won not only their category (2013 Healthcare Building of the Year), but the overall award.

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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…