Naas 10K Winner

With Feidhlim Ó Dubhlaing & Brendan O'Loughlin.

With Feidhlim Ó Dubhlaing & Brendan O’Loughlin.

I was delighted to sponsor the prize for “first local home” in the recent Naas 10k race and last week I presented it to Feidhlim Ó Dubhlaing, who lives on the Sallins road, Naas. Feidhlim got home in the terrific time of 36 minutes and 6 seconds.

A lot faster than me!

Feidhlim will now enjoy a meal in the Dáil restaurant and a tour of the house. Big thanks too to race sponsor Kerry, and of course race organiser Brendan Loughlin.

Progress Update on Sallins Bypass

There is welcome progress on the Sallins bypass and M7 interchange as it has been confirmed that the next stage of the project is about to commence. The project went to public consultation last May and is now advancing to the next stage of detailed design works.

This is a very important project for Sallins village and also for the infrastructure of the wider area. The village will benefit greatly from having through traffic routed around it and it will also allow other projects to proceed which are currently on hold, pending the bypass. The final route was confirmed last May and we now know that it will not go through any of the residential estates as had been considered in the very early drafts.

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Sallins Bypass Back on the Table

Good news for the Sallins bypass last week as consultation recommenced on the exact route and interchanges. The County Council are currently inviting submissions on the proposed route and the plan includes a new motorway interchange at the Millenium ring road which would also provide Naas residents with an alternative motorway exit in between Maudlins (the ball) and the “bundle of sticks” (Newhall) interchange. Take a look at the proposed route here and any feedback, drop me a line or get back to the council directly via this link

Kerry Group is Brilliant News for Naas

The announcement today by Kerry Group of a new €100 million technology and innovation centre in Millenium Park, Naas is brilliant news for the town and will give it a huge boost.

The plan is to develop a huge technology centre at the Millennium Park which will provide up to 1,300 jobs in the locality. There is a great skill base on offer in the area with a large number of specialist skilled workers currently based locally. Some of these will be currently commuting to work in Dublin and will now welcome the chance to relocate closer to home on top, of course, of all the brand new jobs created.

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