I have called on the Government to instruct their providers to speed up the issuing of Eircodes to new homes. I am aware of some residents who have put effort into building a new home only to have to wait months before being active on the Eircode system. This delay has concerning consequences for the home owner.
The time it takes to be issued with a new Eircode means they are months without access to telephone lines or broadband services. More concerning is in the event an ambulance or other emergency services are needed to the home there is no identifying code to be provided. Continue Reading →
I was delighted to speak at todays social media policy forum in Dublin Castle. It is vitally important we do regulate the advertising space for political adverts online.
You can view my speech below or examine the slides used on the day here.
I have spoken to Bus Éireann and the National Transport Authority overnight and again this morning and they have agreed an extension to the 126N nightlink service. Following our discussions they have agreed to extend the service for the next six weeks to see people up to and past the Christmas period.
While Bus Eireann maintain that the service is operating at a loss, the NTA have agreed to cover costs over the next few weeks to ensure people have a safe means of transport to get back home from Christmas outing in Dublin. Continue Reading →
I am pleased to confirm members from Broadford, Johnstownbridge, Cadamstown, Kilshanroe, and the surrounding areas who paid into the Balyna Group Water Scheme will be refunded. This is something I have regularly raised in the Dail and with senior council officials.
The council will be writing to members in the coming week with this notice.This is not ordinarily done by the Department but given the exceptional circumstances residents will be getting refunds-something which is very welcome
I’d like to thank the Gardai who attended my public meeting in Sallins on road safety last week. I have been liaising with them since, and with senior management in KCC.
As one of the measures to be taken, large anti-speeding road signs will be placed at the approach to Sallins village on Clane road. A Garda “Go Safe” speeding van will also be positioned outside of Castlefen. Additional Garda patrols have already been deployed in Sallins in recent days and that will continue. Continue Reading →