‘Pay It Forward’ to Benefit Kildare Autism Network

With Kildare Autism Network and Rescosi Ltd.

With Kildare Autism Network and Rescosi Ltd.

Kildare Autism Newtwork received a laptop from Recosi recently as part of the ‘Pay it Forward’ campaign which encourages companies to donate goods or services to those who need it most.
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My Lovely Horse Dáil Briefing this Week

My_Lovely_Horse_Dail_BriefingI was delighted to attend an engaging discussion on animal welfare with MyLovelyHorse Rescue centre in Dáil yesterday. I knew MLHR when they just started in Kilteel and it’s great to see how they have grown their services and setup.

A badly needed resource and the politicians that attended the session all pledged to work together on improving legislation and resources. Well done to Gino Kenny TD for organising the briefing and for his work with Clondalkin rescue centre.

I look forward to visiting the new My Lovely Horse shelter, just setup at Enfield.

New Landfill Application at Kerdiffstown

A new application has now been lodged for a landfill at Kerdiffstown, Naas. This is essentially the same application that was refused permission already in 2014. The kernel of the problem here is the atrocious past practice at the same location which led to A1 waste being fined 10 million in the High Court recently, following years of planning problems and abuses at their landfill. It should be noted the new applicant is not connected to A1 and is an entirely separate individual but the local community are understandably very wary of any new landfills in this vicinity, having endured the last one for several years too long. Confidence in the regulatory authorities to properly manage or govern any new facility is very low based on past experience.

A copy of the fresh application is here: Application for new landfill at Kerdiffstown and a sample objection is here also: Sample submission re Waste Permit applic. 2016. If you wish to send in your own objection you can email in to environ@kildarecoco.ie or by post to Kildare County Council, Áras Chill Dara, Devoy Park, Naas, Co Kildare.

The environmental lobby group Clean Air Naas have also setup a FaceBook page to monitor the application at https://www.facebook.com/Stop-New-Naas-Dump-1393260984021221/

I objected the last time and will be doing so again on this occasion as I fail to see what has materially altered since this application was refused barely two years ago. You can see my previous posts on this issue here.

Millennium Park second level School takes next steps

I have been working towards a new second level school for the North Naas area since I first ran for local elections in 2009 and am delighted to now be Chairperson of the Board of that new school as Naas Community College applies for planning on a site at Milennium Park this month.

The spec is a brand new build with the highest standards in education, staffing, facilities, technology and catering for not just the growing population of the surrounding areas (including Kill, Sallins, Naas, Rathmore, Kilteel, Eadestown, Caragh, Johnstown) but providing additional ASD unit places also.

I look forward to the new build progressing and the move from Craddockstown to the new site.