Fine Gael TD for Galway West & Mayo South

Category Archives: Equality & Justice

Budget 2016 – Main Measures by Department

Finance and Public Expenditure The Universal Social Charge has been reduced for the second time by the Government – Incomes of €13,000 are exempt entirely €0 – €12,012 – 1% (Down from 1.5%) €12,012 – €18,668 – 3% (Down from 3.5%) €18,669 – €70,044 – 5.5% (Down from 7%) €70,045 – €100,000 – 8% (unchanged)… Continue Reading

The Garda Síochana (Policing Authority and Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2015 – Second Stage Speech

This Bill represents a very important reform for our country in terms of justice. For the first time ever we will have a new policing authority, which will be independent and will oversee the structures and performance of An Garda. I concur completely with the Minister’s observation that the establishment of the new policing authority… Continue Reading

Marriage Equality – Why I’m voting YES

“It’s difficult enough to find love in this world and where two same sex individuals find love and wish to have this recognised and acknowledged by the Irish State then this should be made possible via civil marriage. This will provide equality and protection to these couples”. The above quote was one I gave to… Continue Reading