Issues

News, Updates and Resources

Here I report on some events and activities in which I have been involved that relate to an issue affecting our locality or County. Also are articles discussing specific topics or motions that have been raised at Council, as well as articles highlighting progress on plans, services or facilities.   Get in touch if you would like to meet, get involved with, or have comments on any of these issues. Feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section also or share for discussion on social media.

 

Submission: Ireland’s Long-term Strategy on Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction

The aim to produce a long-term strategy for the reduction of Ireland’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions to 2050 is welcome. However, I would like to note at the outset, significant concerns with the way the consultation has been conducted on this critical public issue. These...

Green Forum – First Meeting

Thank to everyone who came to the first meeting of the Green Forum in the Acre Project, Celbridge last Wednesday 4th Dec. The idea behind the Forum is to connect everyone interested in climate change and biodiversity recovery and to mobilise for concrete actions that...

Public meeting on Climate Adaptation Strategy

On Friday 5th July, we had a very successful public meeting on Kildare County Council's climate adaptation strategy. Hosted by Ciara Galvin and myself, it was an active session of information sharing and questions to the Council represented by Director of Services,...

Green Forum – Second Meeting

The next Green Forum will take place on Tuesday 28th January from 7-9pm in the Acre Project, Maynooth Road, Celbridge, Co. Kildare. The aims of the Green Forum are to 1) connect everyone interested in working towards reducing carbon and increase biodiversity recovery...

Water monitoring & pollution law enforcement

Municipal District: 17th January 2019 Question: Can the council confirm its plans in 2020 to improve the monitoring of waterways in the Celbridge-Leixlip Municipal District and enforcement of pollution control laws?  Report: The council and the EPA monitor a...

Air quality monitoring

Municipal District: 17th January 2020 Question: Can the council confirm its plans with regard to monitoring air quality in the Celbridge-Leixlip Municipal District in 2020?  Report: There is an air quality monitoring station in Celbridge which monitors particulate...

Green Forum – Second Meeting

The next Green Forum will take place on Tuesday 28th January from 7-9pm in the Acre Project, Maynooth Road, Celbridge, Co. Kildare. The aims of the Green Forum are to 1) connect everyone interested in working towards reducing carbon and increase biodiversity recovery...