The Dáil may have risen for the summer but the work continues. My Dáil and constituency office will be open during the summer and my clinics will remain unchanged for most weekends. When there is staff annual leave (at the beginning of August for two weeks, as usual) it will be announced on this website. On Monday, I held my monthly Donnycarney clinic and met many constituents.
On Tuesday, I submitted over 30 Parliamentary Questions to Ministers on a range of national and local issues. I was also preparing for my Leaders’ Question the following day, when I chose to raise the serious issue of crime nationally and locally with the Taoiseach. I join my constituents in their concern about the worrying trends of crime rises across the country and highlighted a petition that I received from 200 residents of an area in the North Fringe looking for a greater and permanent Garda presence.