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 Higgins’s “game changing” bill on public procurement passes second stage in Seanad.

Speaking on the 'Contract Preparation & Criteria Bill', which successfully passed sec-ond stage in the Seanad today with the government abstaining and all other parties supporting, Senator Higgins said, “Procurement is an issue which impacts everyone, from the most intimate areas of our lives to the largest infrastructure.  I believe this bill can be a game-changer for the cul-ture around how we deliver public procurement in Ireland”