I am delighted to confirm a new GP has been appointed to Johnstownbridge Health Centre. This is a credit to all involved with the Save Our Surgery Committee, the 1000’s who gave their signatures and testimonials to the HSE, and David Walsh of the HSE.
I had raised this matter in the Dáil chamber just last week and have been in constant talks with the HSE. This and the lobbying from Save Our Surgery Committee has clearly delivered results. Continue Reading →
I was delighted to sponsor the prize for “first local home” in the recent Naas 10k race and last week I presented it to Feidhlim Ó Dubhlaing, who lives on the Sallins road, Naas. Feidhlim got home in the terrific time of 36 minutes and 6 seconds.
A lot faster than me!
Feidhlim will now enjoy a meal in the Dáil restaurant and a tour of the house. Big thanks too to race sponsor Kerry, and of course race organiser Brendan Loughlin.
I spent the weekend at the EU conference on energy security and union in Copenhagen.
As part of my role on the Oireachtas committee on energy and climate change, it is vital to understand what is being done elsewhere and how they have transitioned off fossil fuels and become more energy efficient. “The most efficient energy is the one we don’t use” and reducing consumption is one step we can take.
Lots of progressive ideas from across Europe which highlighted how much we could do without even making wholesale changes. Just one example is the amount of heat lost from all our factories out into the ether, which could be easily captured and harnessed with no extra outputs.
The Draft Clane Local Area Plan 2017 – 2023 is on public display from Tuesday 27th September 2016 – Wednesday 9th November 2016 in Kildare County Council.
I am also happy to assist anyone in submitting their own submission. Don’t hesitate to contact me if so. The full plan can be found here.