Sustainable Economy

I am advocating for a sustainable economy, one which delivers decent work, supports fair taxation and recognises the cost and contribution of care.

I am pressing for long-term environmental planning including integrated public transport, a transition towards carbon neutrality and respect for our natural resources as a public good.  

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Senator Alice-Mary Higgins outraged and disappointed at the cynical rollback by government on hedgerow protection in Heritage Bill 2016

13th April 2017 
Over months of coordinated pressure and opposition in the Seanad led by Senator Alice-Mary Higgins, the Government had been forced to dilute highly controversial proposals in Heritage Bill 2016. However, a last minute amendment from Minister Humphries at the final stage of the bill in the Seanad threatens to undo much of the progress won.