Despite the recent publication of the Report of the Mobile Phone and Broadband Taskforce, communities in Kildare will still have to wait until 2023 at the earliest to access high quality broadband services. This is simply not good enough from the Government. Continue Reading →
A varitation of this story was covered by the Sunday Independent from 8th January 2017. It can be read here: http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/cowboy-clampers-face-a-cap-on-fees-19-months-later-35349596.html
The Vehicle Clamping Act was passed into law almost two years ago but it is still yet to be implemented and enforced. The Act was intended to curb the predatory practices of “cowboy clamping” which saw people stung for excessive fees after minor parking infringements. Continue Reading →
I am delighted that Maynooth has won the Purple Flag award. It was an honour to attend the campaign night in the Glenroyal recently and lend my support to North Kildare Chamber of Commerce and Kildare County Council. Based in Maynooth with my constituency office I am acutely aware of how hard businesses and local community groups worked for this award. All stakeholders can be very proud of their efforts on what is a great day for Maynooth.
Sports Capital Grants are vital to clubs in our local community. I have worked with rugby clubs in Celbridge, a boxing club in Clane, and soccer clubs in Naas who are always looking for funding to continue the excellent work they do in the community and success in their field. I would urge those involved in similar organisations to use the down time over Christmas to begin to gather the information needed to apply on the 23rd January 2017.”
It is a comprehensive application and those interested should register at https://www.sportscapitalprogramme.ie/ to make the process that bit easier for themselves. There is a short window to apply, closing on the 24th February. I am assisting some clubs with their applications and would be delighted to help any other interested organisations.
A how to apply video for the 2017 window can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_Diz7eyEdc&feature=youtu.be
The HSE Service Plan has ignored the crying need for additional home help hours across the country, and will ensure that thousands of older people will be left without the support they need. Continue Reading →