In My Opinion

I occasionally write opinion pieces for newspapers and websites. You can read the most recent ones here.

The Journal

November 12, 2023

What Israel is doing in Gaza is beyond horrific
– we cannot stand idly by

The SocDems leader says the moral authority of Western leaders is lying in tatters, but it’s not too late to take democratic steps for peace.

Irish Times

September 28, 2023

Farmers deserve more than empty promises and stroke politics

Every political party has known for years the derogation is incompatible with our climate targets. Despite this, zero planning has been done to prepare for its reduction

The Journal

October 19, 2022

Calculating redress based on length of time in an institution is just wrong

The Social Democrats TD says the government’s redress scheme fails to consider human rights violations perpetrated on thousands of women and children.

The Journal

July 6, 2022

Government must not forget disabled people in this cost of living crisis

Holly Cairns of the Social Democrats says many need help from the government in the upcoming budget, but disabled people are particularly vulnerable.

The Journal

December 3, 2021

Successive governments have neglected Ireland’s disabled people – we must do better

The Social Democrats TD says Ireland’s record on caring for disabled people is entirely lacking.