Speaking at the Dáil Committee on Adolescent Mental Health

Today I spoke at the Dáil committee on Adolescent Mental Health.  Groups and organisation who made presentations to the committee were the HSE, Jigsaw and CAMHS.

I spoke about a number of important mental health issues affecting our young people and highlighted the lack of local mental health services in Dublin North West.

I emphasised that early intervention is essential and such intervention should begin at primary school level.

Ballymun Shopping Centre

I raised under Topical Issues in the Dáil the Ballymun shopping centre site. I empasised to the Minister that the future development of the site should have at its core the idea and philosophy that this site is crucial to making this area once again the heart of the community of Ballymun. Dublin city council should deliver on the promises and aspirations of the Regeneration Project and central to that is making this site once more the centre of a vibrant and growing community.