Author Archives: Robert Power

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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Kildare Gets Less of the Pot Again…And Your Local Fine Gael TDs “Welcome it”

On Tuesday Januray 26th, Minister Paschal Donohoe announced €298million of funding for regional and local road maintenance and improvement. This money is distributed to county councils around the country and once again Kildare has lost out. Although the total amount … Continue reading

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Caragh Bridge – November Update

The good news is that the end of the bridge repair works is finally in sight. Kildare County Council expect the contractors to complete on schedule and should be re-open within the next two weeks. An official re-open date will … Continue reading

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Meeting to Plan for Christmas 2015 in Naas

Brown Thomas already have their store up so it’s not before time we start working on how our town should look around the Christmas period. With little over three months to go I’m holding an open meeting to get a few heads … Continue reading

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Caragh Bridge – Update September 5th

As the closure of Caragh’s Liffey Bridge continues to disrupt our village and surrounding areas I aim to keep you informed of all developments. Please see below for the most recent updates and as always, do get in contact with … Continue reading

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Update on Caragh Bridge – Closed Until December

It’s with great frustration I can confirm that repair works on Caragh Bridge may take until December to complete. We still can’t have an exact time frame but I’m told three months is at the upper end of the estimates. … Continue reading

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Caragh’s Liffey Bridge Potentially Closed For Months

Following a collision on Saturday evening the oldest bridge over the river Liffey has been closed until further notice. The impact of a tractor to the parapet of the bridge has left a long section of the bridge dangerously unguarded … Continue reading

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Time To Tackle Renting in Ireland

Every day radio shows and newspapers carry more evidence of our latest crisis. It’s plain to see; rent prices around the country are skyrocketing, accommodation standards are slipping and unfortunately for many, a total lack of housing is resulting in … Continue reading

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Government Must Take These 4 Steps on Property Tax Now

Currently, the property tax is set in relation to the value of a property. This measure was introduced by Fine Gael last year with no consideration of people’s ability to pay. With Ireland once more heading up countries globally in … Continue reading

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Fianna Fáil Set Out Energy Policy

Today Fianna Fáil party spokesman on Energy, Michael Moynihan, outlined the party’s energy policy. This is the culmination of much work and consultation over the past few months. It builds on some of the measures which the party introduced a … Continue reading

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