Carlow & Kilkenny

What I'm doing locally

Having served as a Councillor in Kilkenny for 16 years, I have a practical understanding of what it takes to generate change at the local level. Now as a T.D. for Carlow-Kilkenny, I'm working hard to ensure a sustainable future for our beautiful counties and the diverse communities that call them home. Together with my Constituency Team, I make daily representations on behalf of constituents to help people access the support, services and information they need and have their voices heard at local and national level. Below, are my top priorities for Carlow and Kilkenny. Follow me on social media for updates or contact me directly for details on the progress I'm making.

Support the establishment of the Technological University for the southeast

Enable and support the development of Carlow Project 2040 in line with the Town Centres First policy

Establish a National Centre for Traditional Building Skills to focus on apprenticeships in heritage and craft skills disciplines, with a hub based in Kilkenny

Implement the National Biodiversity Action Plan and All-Ireland Pollinator Plan at the local level in Carlow and Kilkenny

Encourage integrated, sustainable urban and rural transport options across the region

Continue to improve facilities at St Luke's, acknowledging its importance as regional hospital

Help deliver active travel (cycling and walking) and the infrastructure that facilitates it across Carlow and Kilkenny

Collaborate with local leaders to develop a strategic vision for sustainable farming and rural enterprise in Carlow and Kilkenny

Advance the development of a dedicated hospice for the Carlow-Kilkenny region

Work with partner organisations on a strategic and inclusive approach to the integration of migrant and minority communities across Carlow and Kilkenny 

Collaborate with partners in the development of collaborative housing, education and employment opportunities for people with disabilities in Carlow and Kilkenny, in line with the Government's rights-based approach 

Support local leaders to embed eco-tourism and sustainable micro-enterprises in Carlow and Kilkenny's post-COVID economic response

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