Welcome to the website of Thomas P. (Tommy) Broughan T.D. I am an Independent Deputy for the Dublin Bay North Constituency and have represented our constituency in Dáil Éireann since 1992. The information and contacts on these pages will give you a fair idea of my work on behalf of my constituents. You may look up my information clinic times, email address and phone numbers. I always welcome support from constituents and friends in providing assistance with my political work. I will be delighted to hear from you on any matter, whether local or national

BROUGHAN DECIDES NOT TO CONTEST THE GENERAL ELECTION 2020
22 Jan 2020

Tommy Broughan, a long-time public representative for the constituency of Dublin Bay North (previously Dublin North East) has today announced that he will not be contesting the upcoming General Election.  Mr Broughan was first elected to Dáil Éireann in 1992 as a Labour Deputy, became an Independent in 2011 and successfully contested the 2016 election. 

During the 32nd Dáil, Tommy was a member of the Independents4Change Technical Group which was made up of like-minded Independent Deputies from around the country – Thomas Pringle, Joan Collins, Catherine Connolly, Maureen O’Sullivan and recently elected MEPs, Clare Daly and Mick Wallace. 

WELCOME CAPITAL WORKS PLAN AT BEAUMONT – BROUGHAN
20 Jan 2020

Tommy Broughan, a long-time public representative for Dublin Bay North (previously Dublin North-East), has today welcomed the Capital Works Plan for Beaumont Hospital but said that the works must be progressed and prioritised as a matter of urgency.  Tommy Broughan had been waiting for a significant amount of time for an answer to a Parliamentary Question on the Capital Works Programme at Beaumont, having previously asked numerous times about the progress of plans for a new Accident and Emergency Department at the busy Dublin hospital.

CRIME SPREE MUST BE ENDED – BROUGHAN
15 Jan 2020

Tommy Broughan, a long-time public representative for the Coolock area and constituency of Dublin Bay North, was again disturbed and upset to see that a terrible crime was committed against a young man, whose body was found this week.  Mr Broughan has repeatedly raised the urgent issue of needing to address the increase in criminal activity in areas around Dublin Bay North, given a spate of daylight murders, increasing anti-social behaviours and gun-related violence.  Mr Broughan raised the matters on the floor of the Dáil during Leaders’ Questions, during Questions on Promised Legislation, Parliamentary Questions, Topical Issues, etc., as well as directly with the Minister for Justice and Equality, the Garda Commissioner and the Chief Executive of Dublin City Council.

DÁIL PQ WITH FOREIGN AFFAIRS ON HUMAN RIGHTS IN CHINA
18 Dec 2019

I have asked the Tánaiste many times in the past year or two about the situation in Xinjiang in China, where up to 1 million Uighur people are being kept in concentration camps, and what actions we were taking with our European partners in that regard. The horrendous fate of the Uighur nation was recently highlighted by the great German footballer, Mesut Özil. I also ask about the future of Hong Kong and what supports we are giving to pro-democracy groups there.

DÁIL PQ WITH FOREIGN AFFAIRS ON IRISH-SCOTTISH RELATIONS
18 Dec 2019

I wish the Tánaiste all the best with his discussions in Belfast. A few weeks ago, he met the other Taoiseach in these islands, the Scottish First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, and the Secretary of State for Scotland, Alister Jack. I understand they established a bilateral view on areas of co-operation. Obviously, everything has changed since the British general election and, clearly, Scotland will be moving towards independence. What kind of co-operation can we expect between Ireland and Scotland?

DÁIL SPEECH ON THE NATIONAL SURPLUS (RESERVE FUND) MOTION
17 Dec 2019

I support the proposal not to pay €500 million into the rainy day fund for 2019 in the context of the ongoing exceptional circumstances of the UK’s proposed withdrawal from the EU. The Minister announced a €1.2 billion package, excluding EU funding for Brexit, in budget 2020. He said on that occasion that he was prepared to use resources that would otherwise go to the rainy day fund. The purpose of this was to address the possibility of an adverse shock to the economy. After the disastrous outcome of last week’s general election in the UK, many commentators immediately said that the result at least brought certainty. Although it is clear that the UK will leave the EU on 31 January 2020, the uncertainty associated with Brexit is surely destined to continue. It seems likely that we could again be facing a no-deal, cliff-edge, full-trade Brexit at the end of the transition period on 31 December 2020. We learned today from the UK Prime Minister that the House of Commons will shortly include this date in statute as the definitive date for the end of the UK’s transition into a future EU-UK trade agreement.

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