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.

 

Childcare Cost Reductions – Dept response to query

This post outlines the response from Minister O'Gorman's office to a constituent comment regarding the adequacy of the new childcare cost and sector measures (enquiry Oct 5th 2022). Response from Dept: Dec 30th 2022On 15th September, the Minister launched Together for...

Community discussion with Minister Malcolm Noonan on Biodiversity & Heritage

Join our online Green Forum community meeting next Wednesday 3rd March at 7pm where we will be in discussion with Minister of State Malcolm Noonan on biodiversity and heritage in the context of county development plans. As our development plan consultation is open...

Submission to Open Space & Recreation strategy

I welcome the opportunity to provide feedback and suggestions as part of the Open Space and Recreation strategy public consultation. Previous strategy The current 2011 strategy states that An open space strategy enables a local authority to adopt an organised approach...

Habitat Assessment of Moortown Woods

Municipal District: 21 October 2022 Question: When will the council carry out the habitat assessment of Moortown Woods? Report: The habitat assessment of Moortown Woods will be completed in Q1 2023 subject to funding from the Municipal District. Issued by Ms...

Pathway Linking Celbridge and Maynooth

Municipal District: 21 October 2022 Question: Can the council provide an update on the status of a proposal for a pathway between Celbridge and Maynooth? Report: This scheme does not form part of the current 2022 Programme of works for National Transport...

Closure of L2008 Junction

Municipal District: 21 October 2022 Motion: That the council initiate the process and public consultation on a proposal to close the junction from the L2008 Main Road where it enters the Ardclough Triangle at the church exit, to ensure the safety of school children...

Safety Issues at Tea Lane Junction

Municipal District: 21 October 2022 Motion: That the council address the safety issue at the junction of Tea Lane and English Row, where some westbound vehicles are taking U-Turns to head back into the town centre, by examining the feasibility to build up the corner...

Habitat Assessment of Moortown Woods

Municipal District: 21 October 2022 Question: When will the council carry out the habitat assessment of Moortown Woods? Report: The habitat assessment of Moortown Woods will be completed in Q1 2023 subject to funding from the Municipal District. Issued by Ms...