Calling for Local Government Reform

Recently my colleague Shane Cassells TD brought a Bill into the Dáil which would allow Town Counicls to make a return. The benefits to the local community is one key incentive to having town councils and their merits considered once again. You can read my full contribution to the debate here.

There was no public consultation on the abolition of town councils when Fine Gael abolished them with the stroke of a pen despite many objectors. Continue Reading →

Raising need for park and ride funding with Minister

parkandridesignoxford20050910I have spoken with the Minister to highlight the urgent need for additional car parking facilities to accommodate the growing use of public transport in Kildare North. From my representations with the Minister I understand there is little funding available but he has informed me that a midterm review is underway in his Department. Continue Reading →

Funding for Lower Morrell Flood Relief Scheme Confirmed

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 →