Rural Isolation: This pandemic has highlighted the serious issue of rural isolation, we must continue to engage with people in rural Ireland and help end rural isolation after this pandemic.
Rural Broadband: Poor broadband in rural Ireland has stopped people working and students studying at home. It also holds business back from investing in rural Ireland and creating employment. We need a solution to this now.
Monasterevin Primary School: Good news for Monasterevin as the tender has gone out for a new primary school for the town. The tender deadline is 4-12-2020. This is an important step forward for this new school.
Secondary School Places: Many parents in the Newbridge, Kildare Town and Nurney have contacted me concerned about secondary school places in the area. I will continue to push hard for this important school for kids in the area.
Changing Place Toilet Facilities: At the moment there are only 15 changing place toilets in the state. This is having a negative impact on so many families. We must ensure new public buildings are required to have these facilities.
Housing: Housing remains a serious issue and I am in contact with many people in relation to this. Some housing options are coming up. Please contact us is you need assistance with housing.
Siege of Jadotville: I welcome the formation of an independent group of experts to examine the events of Jadotville. We must recognise the bravery of these soldiers. Its never to late to do the right thing.
Defence Force Commission: I got acknowledgment from the Minister for Defence on the Labour Party submission on the terms of reference for the defence forces commission. This is vital for the future of our Defence Forces.