Clarification of new Building Regulations

These are: –    the factual position in relation to self-build scenarios –    an update on the Fennell Report and recommendations on registration of architects –    the factual position in relation to the Construction Industry Register –    the issue of additional costs associated with the new building control regime. Self-Build Scenarios On 26 February 2014 Dept […]

Who Can Vote For Me

If you live in any of the following areas you can vote for me; Kildare – Newbridge Municipal District Ballysax East, Ballysax West, Cloncurry, Droichead Nua Rural west of the M7 motorway  until it diverges with the M9 motorway and thereafter the part west of the M9, Droichead Nua Urban, Dunmurry, Feighcullen, Kildare, Killinthomas, Kilmeage […]

Research Confirms Chronic Shortage of Post-Primary School Places in Newbridge

I have researched the apparent shortage of post-primary school places for the 2014-2015 academic year. The research confirms there are insufficient places for 133 pupils in the coming year in non-fee paying secondary schools. “Time and again parents have been telling me that their child has been refused a place in a Newbridge secondary school […]

Summary of New Building Control Regulations

How will the new system work? Building Control Regulations require: ·                    Submission of compliance drawings and documentation to local authorities; ·                    Development of an inspection plan by an Assigned Certifier, who can be a registered architect, engineer or building surveyor; ·                    Signing of mandatory certificates of compliance by the designer prior to construction and by […]

Newbridge Town Council

Newbridge Town Council The imminent abolition of  Newbridge Town Council is a good thing for Newbridge.  With a budget of €200,000 vs Naas’s budget of €12 million a year local government reform is long overdue for the citizens of Newbridge-Kildare municipal district. I outline my reasons why here. Abolishing Newbridge Town Council in May 2014 will […]