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 →
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.
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 →
Over 90 students from Scoil Mochua, Celbridge recenlty visited me in Dáil Éireann. In one of the last school tours before Leinster House temporarily closes for renovations the students met with me to discuss the issues with Celbridge, including the need for a new playground and less homework.
The students, who went on a tour of Leinster House, also had mini debates in the Dáil, to demonstrate their debate skills which they had been practising in the weeks prior.
I am delighted to meet with all the students from Scoil Mochua today. It was a pleasure to debate them and I think we have some future TD’s from Celbridge in that class. I’ll have to watch out for them. I look forward to helping them on their projects, and as one student said to me ‘Lets make Celbridge great again’.
I welcome these additional resources for the county. This was just one issue I raised in the Dáil last week during an emergency debate on Garda coverage in Kildare North. At the time I highlighted with the Minister that we are lowest in terms of Garda numbers per head of population and call for an immediate increase in numbers.
While the additional recruits are very welcome a step change is needed to adequately resource our county. Reactionary management of man power in Kildare North is not good enough. We need consistent growth in our emergency service numbers. I will continue to press the Government to lobby for better Garda numbers in the county.
To read my full Dáil debate please click here.