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I Am a Veteran

I Am a Veteran

I am a Veteran - Delighted to join ONE Ireland (Organisation of National Ex-Service Personnel) with their new campaign, highlighting the many skilled and diverse group of veterans in Ireland & showcasing members who are making a difference in their communities and across Irish and international society. ...

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Issues affecting the Defence Forces

Issues affecting the Defence Forces

I spoke in the Dáil today with Taoiseach, Micheál Martin and raised a number of issues relating to the Defence Forces. 🔹 I thanked the Taoiseach for his personal intervention to ensure that all peacekeeping troops receive the Covid-19 vaccine prior to deploying on a 6-month tour of duty. 🔹 I raised the Defence ...

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Commission on the Defence Forces – The Week in Politics

Commission on the Defence Forces – The Week in Politics

Clip from RTÉ’s The Week in Politics today in relation to the Commission on the Defence Forces. There are two key problems facing our Defence Forces; the persistent low pay issue and the dysfunctional, unequal relationship between the Department of Defence and the Defence Forces. These issues must be addressed ...

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Investment needed for Military Housing

Investment needed for Military Housing

I spoke in the Dáil this week about the Land Development Agency Bill 2021. This Bill will accelerate the rollout of housing across the country which will ease the current housing pressure. I focused in particular on two former Military Barracks - Devoy Barracks, Naas and Columb Barracks, Mullingar. Housing ...

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One Year as a TD

One Year as a TD

One year since the General Election! Hard to believe it’s been a year since I was elected to be a TD for the Kildare South constituency. Anything is possible with a great team behind you! Thanks to everyone for all your help, support and encouragement. Here’s to an even better Year 2!

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Dr. Cathal Berry – Issues affecting the Defence Forces

Dr. Cathal Berry – Issues affecting the Defence Forces

 I spoke to the Minister for Defence, Simon Coveney about a number of immediate issues facing the Defence Forces. Removing the requirement for a person to purchase their discharge from the Defence Forces following line service. Improving sea-going pay for the Naval Service. Troops should be ...