Re-elected! A word of thanks from Senator Higgins

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Senator Higgins was re-elected to Seanad Éireann on the NUI panel.

After her election, she said, "Heartfelt thanks to everyone who supported my campaign for Seanad Éireann - the nominators, assentors, volunteers, campaigners and everyone who entrusted me with their vote." 

"I promise to be a strong and progressive voice for equality, environment, human rights & public services in the challenging times ahead. Well done also to some other great candidates who were unsuccessful on this occasion."

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The 'low-ball' public procurement model is broken and needs reform

Read my op-ed in The Journal here -

IN 2019, IRELAND spent €12 billion on contracts for goods, services and construction. This figure is set to rise considerably in the coming years as €116 billion in major capital works projects are rolled out under the National Development Plan.

The public has a right to expect that when money is spent on their behalf, it is spent in a way that delivers the best results. That requires a carefully thought-through approach to the quality of standards and performance in areas like sustainability, social impact, decent employment and design.