An Independent Alliance of TDs holding the balance of power would enhance our democratic system. Government stability would be provided on final budgetary votes, with other legislation decided without a whip on a case by case basis. This has worked in Australia and at local level in Ireland.
TD (Dublin Mid West Constituency) 2002-2007 and 2007-2011. Former Chair, Joint Oireachtas Committee on Education and Skills. Councillor, South Dublin County Council (Lucan/Palmerstown Electoral Area) 1999-2002 and 2014 to date. Member of Joint Policing Forum and Regional Health Forum.