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.

 

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...

Dart+Maynooth Rail Project

On behalf of the Municipal District all Councillors made the following submission to the first phase of the consultation on expansion of the Dart service to Maynooth. Submission to Dart + Maynooth ConsultationFrom Celbridge-Leixlip Municipal District, Co. KildareDate:...

Cyclist Safety Meassures

Municipal District: 22 April 2022 Question: Can the council confirm what measures can be taken to address the safety issues faced by cyclists when they are overtaken by motorists at the islands on Main Street, Celbridge? Report: The function of the centre islands on...

Shackleton Road Improvements

Municipal District: 22 April 2022 Motion: That the council develop and submit a request to the NTA for the narrowing of the Shackleton Road and associated improvements for active and safe travel, greening and public realm improvements. Report: At the municipal...

Geothermal Energy Usage

Municipal District: 22 April 2022 Motion: That the council outline how it expects the significant geothermal energy resources in Celbridge to be used for home and commercial heating, and any new planning policies that need to be considered to ensure the effective...

Citizen Science Strategy

Full council: May 2022 Councillor Vanessa Liston: That recognising the importance of active community engagement and empowerment in reaching our 2030 climate targets, the council starts a process to co-develop a strategy that will support, harness and engage with...

IPCC Findings Implementation

Full council: April 2022 Councillors Aoife Breslin, Fintan Brett, Íde Cussen, Noel Connolly, Aidan Farrelly, Ciara Galvin, Noel Heavey, Colm Kenny, Nuala Killeen, Vanessa Liston, Pádraig McEvoy, Peggy O'Dwyer, Rob Power and Evie Sammon: That the council outlines how...