Monthly Archives: May 2014

Time for our towns to fight back

If elected to Kildare County Council this week, my focus for the next five years will be working to revitalise our town centres. This is such an important issue and one I’ve raised at every opportunity; be it at the … Continue reading

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Almost 2 million Help Hours lost over three years

I’m sad to see the Government totally betray it’s commitment to provide more home help hours every year while it is in office. The Programme for Government committed to additional funding each year for the care of older people, with … Continue reading

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Absolutely No Additional Spending on Water Services

This week’s announcement of investment of€1.7billion over three years amounts to just under €600 million a year – the same amount that is currently being spent on maintaining water network.   It’s also €500 million a year less than the … Continue reading

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Answers needed on water charges for unmetered households

Fianna Fáil local election candidate for Naas Robert Power has called for answers from the Government on how it intends to charge Naas households that will not be fitted with water meters by the time water charges kick in next … Continue reading

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The Importance of The Equine Industry in Kildare

As we mark the close of another record breaking crowd at the Punchestown Festival this year, it’s a good time to reflect on the importance of the horse racing industry in Ireland. The industry directly employs over 20,000 people through … Continue reading

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