The Office of Public Works have awarded funding for the remainder of the Lower Morrell Flood Relief Scheme. This funding will be very welcome news to the many families I have been representing in the area. I have raised this matter repeatedly when on Kildare County Council and with the Minister in the Dáil. Continue Reading →
Delighted to secure double capacity for bicycle parking at Sallins Train Station following raising this with Irish Rail. Thanks to Irish Rail for installing them so swiftly and for the cyclists who contacted me recently.
I am pleased to welcome, following my submission to the capital expenditure plan, news of five tenders submitted for work on the Sallins bypass, M7 Widening, and Osberstown Interchange. This is an important step in the process and I understand Kildare County Council are expecting to award contracts this coming September. I will continue to work with the council to progress this much needed project.
The heavy lifting has been done on this project since 2014 when I agreed the site with the parish, with great thanks to them, and had the funding agreed and ring fenced by the Naas area committee. We have been effectively ready to go since then but it has been like pulling teeth trying to get it moved forward on the council side. I know the council are committed to the project but the delay means more summers going by when the local children could have had a playground at their disposal. We have a population spike in Sallins at the moment, there is no point putting in the playground when they are all grown up. Continue Reading →