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Map of Land ownership at Castletown

Map of Land ownership at Castletown

The following map outlines land ownership at Castletown House. This map was provided by Kildare County Council. It is from 2016 but has been crossed checked for accuracy against a map in the recent land sales brochure. The legend is as follows:Green - OPW Castletown...

Protection of Urban Trees

Protection of Urban Trees

Green Party introduces law to protect urban trees and nature sites Steven Matthews TD, Green Party Spokesperson for Planning and Local Government, has today (3rd May) launched the ‘Urban Tree Protection and Sites Locally Important for Ecology Bill 2023’. This Bill...

Dart+Maynooth Rail Project

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:...

Transport Strategy for Celbridge and Leixlip

Transport Strategy for Celbridge and Leixlip

Municipal District: 7th July 2020 Motion - Councillor Vanessa Liston: That the council develops a transport strategy for Celbridge and Leixlip and applies to the National Transport Authority for funding as soon as possible in 2020. ReportKildare County Council...

Griffinrath Landfill

Griffinrath Landfill

Municipal District Meeting: 19th June 2020 Motion: That Kildare County Council provides to the June Municipal District meeting and makes available on the appropriate section of its website a copy of the license for the demolished Kavanagh's Mill in Griffinrath...

Covid19 Regional Analysis

Covid19 Regional Analysis

The following report illustrates at a regional level the economic impact of Covid19. Extract from foreword: "The purpose of this report is to inform policymakers at a local, regional and national level of the extent of economic exposure and resilience across Ireland....

COVID19 – Testing

COVID19 – Testing

Health: If you feel unwell contact your doctor in line with HSE guidelines. For any other information or if you cannot reach your doctor please consult the HSE website: https://www2.hse.ie/coronavirus/ Click on the 'Covid info-finder' link on the right hand side to...

Local Authority Funding

Local Authority Funding

Local Authority Funding is based on a Needs and Resources model set up in 2000. The purpose of the model was to bring about equalisation between local authorities in terms of having enough resources, from central grants and local income, to provide a reasonable level...

Air Quality

Air Quality

Together with Celbridge residents and members of the Green Party, we have been developing and installing air quality monitors both in Celbridge and through out the county. These monitors are showing spikes in particle matter that within certain weather conditions and...

Liffey Crossing

Liffey Crossing

At the December 2019 Municipal District Meeting I requested an update on the progress of this project. The Council responded that that are awaiting National Transport Authority (NTA) approval and funding in order to progress to Part 8 and design. The following...

Green Forum – First Meeting

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...

Grand & Royal Canal Greenways

Grand & Royal Canal Greenways

At the Municipal District Meeting on 19th December I requested an update to the current status of the Grand Canal Greenway project between Hazelhatch and the 12th Lock. QuestionCan the council confirm what is the status of project funding for the development of the...

Outdoor youth facility

Outdoor youth facility

Municipal District meeting: 19th July 2019Motion: That Kildare County Council review the options for a skatepark in Celbridge and take account of learning from other successful projects. Report: The works required to progress this proposal would have to...

Water pollution

Water pollution

It was an eye-opener again to see the level of rubbish that we pulled from the Castletown water-way beside the Avenue as volunteers with the Celbridge River Catchment Trust. The rubbish included among cans, plastic containers, bottles, hundreds of bags of dog-poo....

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