Fri, Dec 2, 2022
The discord in East Wall over the last few weeks has a complicated set of origins. All political representatives for the area, like myself, know East Wall to be a very cohesive community. It is also a diverse and constantly changing community. The people of East Wall often go about their day in the view of cranes redeveloping the docklands and with the sound of trains and trams whistling past. It is as important to place that reality in the forefront of our discussion of housing and protests as we should the welfare and rights of people seeking work or sanctuary in this country.
Fri, Nov 18, 2022
Neasa discusses the Supreme Court decision in relation to CETA (Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement). The case was brought forward by colleague Patrick Costello TD on foot of concerns around the constitutional compatibility of specific provisions in CETA allowing for the creation of the Investor Court System to decide complaints by Canadian companies who invest in EU member states.
Tue, Nov 15, 2022
Today I launched a private members' bill to change the way the government funds the greyhound industry. Currently the greyhound industry receives a set ratio of Horse and Greyhound Racing Fund every year. This amendment seeks to put better financial controls on how that money is disbursed.
Wed, Oct 26, 2022
Neasa's Topical Issue on Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation.
Tue, Oct 18, 2022
I am delighted to hear that visually-impaired Leaving Cert students will soon have access to digital exam papers.
Mon, Oct 17, 2022
A range of social protection supports were announced in Budget 2023. These include a €12 increase in core welfare payments and a package of 8 lump sum payments between now and Christmas.
Tue, Oct 11, 2022
I was delighted to attend a sod-turning event for a new shared kitchen facility at the SPADE Enterprise Centre in Nth King Street. Starting a food business is tough and a shared kitchen facility will allow new food businesses to start without large capital outlays.