Know your rights – Help after flooding has been compiled by Newbridge Citizens Information Service

Question: My house was flooded and badly damaged during the bad weather earlier this year. What help can I get? Answer: The Department of Social Protection’s Humanitarian Assistance Scheme provides means-tested emergency financial help immediately following flooding. It does not provide compensation for damage. The Government has not set a limit on the amount that […]

Supporting working families

“The Government has pledged to making work pay for working families – the Taoiseach outlined its plans in a new Statement of Priorities for the remaining 21 months of this Government’s term,” “While this Government has already removed 330,000 earners from the Universal Social Charge, the introduction of that charge by the previous Government brought […]

Update on areas affected by the flooding

Kilbelin Park – Flooding had been reported in the stream that flows to the rear of the estate. Following inspection debris was removed from open sections of the drain which blocked the opening to the piped section of the drain. The debris removed consisted of a duvet, timber garden gate, patio furniture and grass/hedge cuttings. […]

Update on flooding works in Dara Park

Joe Boland advises that this matter continues to get ongoing attention and is being treated as a priority jointly by the Water Services and Roads Departments. At the outset it should be noted that all surface water lines in Dara Park have been blown and cleaned in the last six months. In the course of […]

People with disabilities may be eligible for exemption and refund of Local Property Tax

Minister Noonan announces that he has extended the scope of relief’s from Local Property Tax to certain disabled and incapacitated individuals. Councillor Fiona McLoughlin Healy is urging people with disabilities or incapacitated people to check their eligibility and apply for a refund and exemption from the Local Property Tax. “Subject to qualifying conditions, there is […]

18 of the 34 vacant units in Kildare to be returned to use as family homes.

Minister allocates second round of funding to support vacant unit programme Minister for Housing and Planning, Jan O’Sullivan, TD, yesterday allocated €15m in funding to bring back into use 1008 vacant local authority units.  The funding is part of a year-long campaign driven by Minister O’Sullivan that will see €30m invested and nearly 2,000 vacant […]