Author Archives: Robert Power

Parents need to see more action on Childcare

On Saturday last, (23rd Feb) I had the pleasure of addressing the Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis on the issue of childcare. If I’m honest, it’s not a topic I would have known a lot about when I first ran for … Continue reading

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Rob Power Selected to Run in Newbridge District in 2019 Locals

Councillor Rob Power has been selected by the Fianna Fail members to stand as a candidate in the Newbridge District in the 2019 local elections. Continue reading

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Power: Government have questions to answer on reducing Kildare housing targets

This morning the Taoiseach doubled down on comments Eoghan Murphy made yesterday and attempted to deflect blame to County Councils saying that they are not doing enough to tackle the housing crisis. The reality of the situation is that Minister … Continue reading

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“Larceny of Racehorse”

This week, 35 years ago, just before midnight on February 9th the Dáil sat to hear a special Private Notice Question from Deputy Paddy Power on the issue of “Larceny of Racehorse”. The one and only Shergar had been stolen … Continue reading

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Digital Hub Announced for Naas

Today I’m delighted to see the approval of Enterprise Ireland funding for a digital hub in Naas. The Mid East Regional Innovation Think Space (MERITS) is a new build project that will cluster Irish and international new technology companies in … Continue reading

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Community Mapping App for Naas

There was a great turnout at the Naas Wild Food Festival on Saturday where I had the pleasure of launching the “Naas Engagers” App. This is an innovative new community mapping project and will provide an opportunity for the people … Continue reading

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Kerdiffstown: From Environmental Nightmare to Public Park

Last week was another step forward in cleaning up the environment in Naas. Three pictures below from 2011, 2017 and the last is a plan for 2023. Six years ago noxious gases filled the air in Naas, Johnstown and surrounding … Continue reading

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My Priorities As Mayor of Naas Municipal District

The Naas district covers an area from the Dublin border in Kilteel, south to Kilcullen and Ballymore taking in Naas and the surrounding villages and townlands. The CSO tells us it has a population of around 50,000 of which the … Continue reading

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Publication of Comments on Sallins Plan

In issuing a draft directive, the Minister states that he believes that Councillors have  ignored, or have not taken sufficient account of submissions or observations made by the Minister to the planning authority. In my statement last month at the council meeting I made … Continue reading

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Spread The Recovery by Creating Regional Digital Hubs

Last year I wrote a policy document on supporting the Technology Sector with some fellow Fianna Fáil members who were also working in that area. One of my main proposals within that document has now been announced as part of the Fianna … Continue reading

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