Make citizenship ceremonies local

It is genuinely up-lifting to see people who have come to the country, made their futures here, and chosen to become part of our nation. Naturalised Irish citizens become citizens by way of a ceremony, arranged by the Department of Justice & Equaliy. In the past, that ceremony took place in District Courts around the…



Social Media and Online Games – Advice for Parents Event

Well done to our new Fine Gael local election candidate in Dún Laoghaire, Lorraine Hall, for organising a great public meeting, entitled “Social media and online games – Advice for Parents”, which will take place on Monday, 4 March 2019 at 8.30pm in the Royal Marine Hotel, in Dún Laoghaire. We all know that social media…



The Tonight Show Tonight

Looking forward to joining the panel on the Tonight Show on Virgin Media One television after 11pm, tonight.

I’ll be talking to Matt Cooper and Ciara Kelly about what appears to be a tentative resolution to the nurses’ strike, the National Children’s Hospital, and grotesque protests outside a Minister Simon Harris’ home. 


Home Building Finance Ireland Launch

Home Building Finance Ireland launched earlier this week with a fund of €750 million to finance construction of 7,500 new homes nationwide. This is one of a number of interventions Minister Eoghan Murphy is making to increase housing supply and affordability. 

More information can be found here: https://www.hbfi.ie/register


Annabelle Grelier

Irish Perspective on Brexit en Francais

Un vrai plaisir de parler, aujourd’hui, avec Annabelle Grelier en direct, à La Grande Table sur Radio France Culture, au sujet de la perspective irlandaise sur le Brexit. It was a pleasure to speak to Annabelle Grelier, live on French Radio (La Grande Table on Radio France Culture) this afternoon, on the Irish perspective on…


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Family Day at the DLR Lexicon

dlr LexIcon will host a family day on Saturday, 2 February, with an Irish twist on a Chinese New Year celebration and a host of activities such as parent and toddler yoga, kite-making workshops, springtime storytelling, concerts and rhythm workshops, art workshops, virtual reality, as well as dragon and lion dancers to celebrate the New…



Brexit Worries While Canvassing in Killiney

We received a very warm response in Watsons, in Killiney, yesterday, where my first home was, at the end of a week when the Brexit problem seems to have gotten even worse.

I have every faith, however, that the Fine Gael government will achieve everything possible to protect Ireland’s interests.