Jan O'Sullivan TD Minister for Education and Skills Ireland South : Limerick City061 312316
As T.D. for Limerick City, I am proud to represent the constituency in Dáil Éireann giving a voice to the people of Limerick
I was honoured to have been appointed Minister for Education in July of this year having served as Minister of State with responsibility for housing
There are huge challenges ahead as we work to bring our country back from the disastrous state it was in when people voted for real change and gave us a mandate to govern in coalition in the February 2011 General Election. The road we have to travel will not be easy but I know that we can restore our reputation, our economy and our shared values as citizens.
My former role as Minister for Housing and Planning was a varied and important one. I wanted to see a transformation in the state’s attitude to housing so that all citizens, regardless of means, can aspire to a life in a secure home. Housing for me is not just about bricks, mortar and title deeds – it is about providing a sustainable environment, with housing options that suit changing individual needs, where families can thrive and community spirit is fostered.
As Minister for Housing I worked closely with the various voluntary bodies which are committed to ending homelessness so that everyone can access secure, safe and sustaining accommodation.
Labour's vision for Ireland in Government is a vision of community, with solidarity among our people. It's a vision of freedom and greater equality, a vision of citizenship that acknowledges rights and teaches responsibilities, a vision of security, with safe streets, safe homes and safe communities, a vision of public service in a country that values the contribution of all citizens to the common good.
The Parliamentary Standards Allowance came into effect on 1 st March 2010 under the Oireachtas (allowances and facilities) Regulations, 2010 (SI84/2010)
The PSA is composed of two payments:
- Travel and accommodation allowance – As a Minister of State I am ineligible for this allowance.
- The Public Representation Allowance, for which I choose the fully vouched option, can be viewed here
Working Together - an update on Minister Jan O'Sullivan's programme of work