The Online Safety and Media Regulation Bill

The Online Safety and Media Regulation Bill

Cabinet today has approved The Online Safety and Media Regulation Bill, a set of new proposed laws that move us from an era of self regulation to where platforms will be held to account over online safety. This Bill incorporates the majority of the 33 recommendations...
Newsletter

Newsletter

A chara, I hope you are keeping well and are having a safe and enjoyable summer. Please find the pages of my Dublin Rathdown Newsletter below to read as a pdf. As the Covid-19 vaccination rollout ramps up and restrictions ease, we are cautiously bringing our society...
Gaeltacht Update

Gaeltacht Update

I’d like to update you on work being done for the Gaeltacht. Recently I announced that over €1.6m will go to Tuismitheoirí na Gaeltachta who support families wishing to raise children through Irish. There’s lots more work being done currently for the...
Dundrum Central Development Update

Dundrum Central Development Update

Many local residents and groups have been in touch with me over the last number of weeks regarding the Dundrum Central development, and the lack of meaningful engagement by the Land Development Agency in addressing their concerns in relation to the proposed height,...
End Period Poverty

End Period Poverty

According to research published by Plan International Ireland, 50% of Irish girls between the ages of 12 and 19, struggle to afford sanitary products. In 2019, The Women’s Parliamentary Caucus brought a motion on Period Poverty before the Dáil and the Seanad....
Tradfest

Tradfest

I have a particular grá for traditional and folk music. My children play the harp, the mandolin, and the button accordion, and during my student days I used to busk on Grafton Street. I really appreciate the value, love and importance of our traditional music. In...
Bringing Back Live Performance

Bringing Back Live Performance

I was delighted to announce that a number of test performances with live audiences will take place over the coming days and weeks. Our theatres and performance venues were some of the first to close their doors earlier this year so I urgently wanted to give them the...
COVID Care Concerts

COVID Care Concerts

Gerald Peregrine is a musician who got in touch with our national programme, Creative Ireland, about his great idea. When live music came to stand still earlier this year, Gerald put on a solo recital on a sunny day in his garden and the idea of playing to nursing...