Bus Éireann Delays Raised in Dáil

Debating with the Minister for Transport I rasied the delays and inconstitenties which have plagued Bus Éireann passengers in recent weeks. In north Kildare, in particular, places such as Kilcock, Clane and Properous, buses are literally not turning up in the morning to collect people. When they do turn up they are delayed, but people are being left stranded at the bus stop.

I have engaged with the stakeholders, the National Transport Authority, Bus Éireann and other authoritative sources. There appears to be an unofficial industrial dispute, a form of blue flu, amongst the drivers. I put it to the Minister for Transport who has fobbed it off to the NTA.

Commuters trying to travel to work, hospital appointments, college or school are being left stranded in towns were Bus Éireann general is the only mode of public transport. The Taoiseach must direct the Minister to take action and show leadership in this crisis.

Firmount House Open for Business

21191846_10155457491531047_2246242739942216419_nGreat to see Firmount house back up and running under the careful stewardship of Eilin O’Carroll serving fine organic food and fare.

Eilin treated me to a tour of the new premises this afternoon and the high quality items on offer. It is a fantastic backdrop for a lovely day out and I was delighted to support Eilin as she restored the old house.

This property has always been a landmark in the Clane / Prosperous area and fantastic to see it back open as a place to dine and visit.

Selected to contest the next general election

c754c8c7-df40-43a5-b0ee-810919a621dbI have been nominated by the party membership to contest the next general election. The selection convention held in the Westrgrove, Clane selected two Fianna Fáil candidates to run in the next general election. It is a tremendous honour for me to be nominated by the members in Kildare North to contest the next election on behalf of the party. I would especially like to thank those cumainn that nominated me including Kill, Sallins, Naas, Prosperous, Carbury, Kilshanroe, Kilcock and the Old Carton cumann, Maynooth as well as all the individual party members who placed their faith in me again. Continue Reading →

New town centre for Prosperous

I am urging residents to make their thoughts known to Kildare County Council, who are now taking submissions, on the new town centre including a park and playground in Prosperous. The playground which will be adjacent to a new 53 space car park will be located off the Main Road next to the Credit Union in the village. Continue Reading →

Need for Additional School Psychologists in Kildare North

The National Educational Psychological Service (NEPS) is drastically understaffed both nationally and in Kildare North. New information from the Department of Education reveals that two schools, St Farnan’s Post Primary School, Prosperous and Rathmore National School students have no access to a NEPS psychologist. Continue Reading →